|Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:30 PM|
Freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu was Monday remembered on her 100th birth anniversary at a function held at Congress Bhavan, Imphal.
The function was organized by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee at the party office. Party members along with deputy chief minister Gaikhangam offered floral tribute to the late freedom fighter. Rani Gaidinliu was not only a great leader of Zeliangrong tribe but also a fearless leader of Manipur who fought against the British colonial rule in Manipur. Rani Gaidinliu was born on 26th January 1915 at Nungkao village of Manipur’s of Tamenglong district. At the tender age of 13, she joined the agitation against the British.
In 1932, she was arrested and put behind bars for life. For her bravery, she was given the title ‘Rani’ by India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The government of India honoured her prestigious Padma - Bhushan award in 1993.
On the occasion, Gaikhangam said it was a great pride for the people of Manipur that government of India was releasing coins denoting Rani Gaidinliu. The denominations of coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5 were being released Monday by the Union government to commemorate the birth centenary of Rani Gaidinliu.
The five rupees coin would be for general circulation, said a release of the Manipur Information Centre (MIC), New Delhi.