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PM Modi pays tribute to Rani Lakshmibai, Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to Rani Lakshmibai, the warrior queen of Jhansi on her 192nd birth anniversary.

He said the story of the heroism of Lakshmibai will always remain a source of inspiration for the countrymen.

“Tributes to the brave and inspiring Rani Lakshmibai, who introduced her amazing prowess in the first war of independence. Her story of heroism will always remain a source of inspiration for the countrymen,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter.

One of the greatest Indian freedom fighters, Rani Lakshmibai was born on this day in 1828 in Varanasi as Manikarnika Tambe. She played an important role in the revolt of 1857, known as the first war of independence.

Meanwhile, PM Modi also paid tribute to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary. “Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

Born on November 19, 1917, to India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru, Indira Gandhi served as the first and only woman prime minister of the country from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi also paid tribute to former Prime Minister and her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi, at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, on her 103rd birth anniversary on Thursday. 

Rahul Gandhi was present alongside his mother to pay respect to his grandmother today. He also remembered her as a symbol of impressive leadership via a tweet. 

“A tribute to the birth anniversary of Smt Indira Gandhiji, an efficient Prime Minister and power. The entire nation still exemplifies his impressive leadership, but I always remember him as my beloved grandmother. His teachings inspire me constantly,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter (roughly translated from Hindi).

The official handle of the Congress recalled her as a “trail blazer, visionary, true leader and great daughter of India”

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