MY IDEAL WOMAN SISTER NIVEDITA
Sister Nivedita was born in North Ayarland on 28 th October, 1867. Her father was Sammuel Richmond Nobel and mother was Mery Hamilton Nobel. Richmond Nobel was a priest. Nivedita's real name was Margaret Elizabeth Nobel.
Margaret's father died before she started her education in a school of Hamilton. After she had completed he Primary education. She was admitted to Halifax College.
In her very childhood many questions deeply influenced her mind. Her brilliant merit, sharp memory and perseverance would amaze everybody. Soon she became a beloved girl to everybody. after completing her college education she chose her profession as a teacher and marked it as an ideal profession of her life.
After some days, she joined the secondary school of Rexham. During leisure period she would do work of a nearby church and travelling about different slums, nurshing the sick and distressed was on of the parts of her duty.
But she did not stay there for long. From there she was transferred to a school of England. Then it was the end of 1895. She was charmed by the extraordinary quality and personality of Swami Vivekananda. Hearing the spirited and inspiring speech of Swamiji she heartily placed him on the alter of her spiritual teacher and made him known about her will to accompany him to India.
With a noble purpose of dedicating herself in the service of people of India Margaret Elizabeth Noble came to Kolkata on 28th january, 1898 and for that reason she learnt Bengali language in a very short time. Vivekananda initiated her and gave her the name Nivedita. Gradually she became acquainted with the Indians and their culture and religion. Being inspired by Swamiji she came forward with a greater initiative to release the Indian women from all sorts of superstitions and bigotry. With this motto she founded a school from girls at Bagbazar. She became the chief of this institution. It is now widely known as Sister Nivedita Balika Vidyalaya.
She dedicated herself for all sorts of improvementand progress of this country. She had attachment to many a great personality like, Rabindranath, Jagadishchandra, Aurobinda and also to a number of freedom longing revolutionists. She all along tried to follow the ideals of Swami Vivekananda. She was given the appelation of "Lok Mata" by Rabindranath Tagore. As she was really the mother of the people, she was able to dedicate herself so easily.
This great soul and the creation of Swami Vivekananda left for her heavenly abode on 13 October, 1911 at the dwelling house of Acharya Jagadishchandra Bose in Darjelling only at the age of forty-four.