PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and paid tributes to the queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmi Bai on her birth anniversary. In his tweet Prime Minister praised the brave fighter for her courage and fearlessness. "She fought imperialism with valour and determination", he said.
For millions of Indians, Rani Lakshmibai personifies courage and fearlessness. Patriotic and uncompromising when it came to upholding the pride of India, she fought imperialism with valour and determination. Tributes to the brave and inspiring Rani Lakshmibai on her Jayanti.
In 1857 there broke out the first war of Indian Independence. The revolt soon spread to Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Punjab, and other parts of the country. The revolutionaries declared Bahadur Shah Zafar as their King. Rani Laxmi Bai also joined the revolt quickly and took command of the revolutionary forces. She captured the Jhansi fort on June 7, 1857, and began to rule as a Regent on behalf of her minor son, Damodar Rao.
On 20th March 1958, the British sent a massive force under Sir Hugh Rose in order to recapture Jhansi. She was supported by Tantya Tope. It was a severe battle in which both parties suffered heavy losses. Eventually the British recaptured the fort by betrayal. However, Rani Lakshmi Bai escaped with some of her loyal followers and reached Kalpi. Soon, with the help of Tantya Tope and Rao Sahib, she captured the Gwalior fort from Jivaji Rao Scindia.
She rapidly organised her troops and assumed charge of the rebels in the Bundelkhand region. During a siege of the fort of Jhansi, Bai offered stiff resistance to the invading forces and did not surrender even after her troops were overwhelmed. She was later killed in combat after having successfully assaulted Gwalior. Rani Laxmi Bai is remembered for her valour in the Indian Mutiny.
Indian history has not yet witnessed a woman warrior as brave and powerful as Rani Laxmi Bai. She martyred herself in a struggle to attain Swaraj and liberate the Indians from the British rule. Rani Laxmi Bai is a glorious example of patriotism and national pride. She is an inspiration and an admiration for a lot of people.