Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge paid their respects to Rani Lakshmibai on her birth anniversary.
In a social media post, PM Modi expressed heartfelt tribute to Rani Lakshmibai, recognizing her as a symbol of Indian women's bravery. He emphasized that her story of courage, struggle, and sacrifice against foreign rule would continue to inspire generations.
Congress leader Kharge also commemorated Rani Lakshmibai's birth anniversary, stating, "We will fight so that our future generations can celebrate their freedom—Rani Lakshmibai Ji." Kharge further paid deep respects to the warrior queen, highlighting her unparalleled courage and bravery in raising the flag against British rule during the first Indian freedom struggle in 1857.
Born into a Maratha Brahman family as Manikarnika, Rani Lakshmibai, also known as the Queen of Jhansi, played a pivotal role in India's first war of Independence. Her involvement in the Rebellion of 1857 made her an iconic figure for the entire nation in the Freedom Struggle against the British.
November 19, celebrated as the Martyr's Day in Jhansi, honors the lives lost in the Rebellion of 1857. Rani Lakshmibai, who passed away on June 17, 1958, is remembered for sacrificing her life for India's freedom. Her legacy continues to resonate as a beacon of courage and resilience for the country.
(With agency inputs)