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National Safe Motherhood Day

Mohd Ishaq Shah ✉ National Safe Motherhood Day, observed annually on April 11 in India, holds significance in honouring the sacrifices made by mothers during their journey through motherhood. This day coincides with the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi, the esteemed wife of Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent figure in India's freedom struggle and a notable social reformer.  Representative picture The primary objective behind the commemoration of National Safe Motherhood Day is to advocate for improved medical care for expectant mothers and to work towards reducing the maternal mortality ratio attributed to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth. Motherhood encompasses the profound journey of conception, nurturing, and childbirth, embodying the essence of care and responsibility towards a child. As a woman transitions from being single to married, from individual to part of a social unit, and from personal to marital roles, the metamorphosis into motherhood begins. This