A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of Rani Lakshmi Bai.
Rani Lakshmi Bai is famously known as the great “Jhansi Ki Rani”. Born in Varanasi or Kashi as it was then known, she was a fierce patriot and was a key figure in the Indian Independence Movement against the tyranny of the British in 1857.
Details on her childhood and other personal information are scarce. However, it is believed that she was born with the name Manikarnika. Married as a child to Raja Gangadhar Rao of Jhansi in 1838, she became to reign as the queen post his demise.
Refusing to submit to the demands of the British, she fought against them with her army and gave up her life valiantly on the battlefield.
I’d like to end my speech with her inspiring quote, “If defeated and killed on the field of battle, we shall surely earn eternal glory and salvation.”