Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakshmibai

19 November 1828
18 June 1858

Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, was the queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India currently present in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists.

'Rani Lakshmibai' was born on November 19, 1835 at Kashi. Her father's name was Moropant. Her mother's name was Bhagirathi Devi. Laxmi's childhood name was Manikarnika but affectionately she was called Manu in her childhood.

Maharani Laxmibai is an excellent source of inspiration for the women of today and also the woman during that time as she was the most courageous woman and was also a great leader to fight for the independence of India.

She was not only intelligent and brave but also very beautiful. She was the childhood companion of Nana Sahib. Once Nana fell down from his horse and was about to be crushed under the horse’s feet when she showed exemplary courage and presence of mind. She jumped down from her own horse and saved Nana Sahib by pulling him out of danger.

She fought bravely and heroically. She got a very bad wound. So long as she lived, she kept the flag of independence flying.The Indians lost the First War of Independence., but Rani of Jhansi sowed the seeds of Independence and heroism. India will never forget her name. She is immortal.

Gandhi was a great leader, a saint and a great social reformer. He was pious, truthful and religious. He believed in simple living and high thinking. Every body who came in contact with him were so deeply influenced by his personality. He was a Champion of democracy and was deadly opposed to dictatorial rule. Gandhi showed India and the World the path of truth and non-violence. He believed that it was truth alone that prevailed in the end. Gandhi believed that real India lived in more than five lakhs villages uplift. According to him India's real emancipation depended on Swadeshi i.e. boycott of foreign goods, use of khadi encouragement to village and cottage industries.