UP Govt. honours Rani Gaidinliu
DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 6: Government of Uttar Pradesh today honoured Rani Gaidinliu by installing her 3.5 feet bust in a public park in Rail Vihar Colony of Gorakhpur with the blessings of Yogi Adiyanath.
The bust was unveiled by Sitaram Jaiswal, Mayor of Gorakhpur city, today in a function attended by luminaries from Vanvasi Kalyan Asharam, RSS, BJP and other socio-cultural organization of Gorakhpur.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Sitaram Jaiswal said, “Rani Gaidinliu is true daughter of India who fought against British for the freedom of our country. On other front she clashed against conversion crusade of Christian missionaries”.
The Mayor of Gorakhpur further said, “The story of freedom struggle of Rani Gaidinliu is a golden chapter of Indian history. The life of Rani Gaidinliu is a source of inspiration for all of us like Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi.”
Prof. Prithviraj Singh, RSS Chief of Goraksh Prant of UP said, “People in other parts of the country generally believe that all Nagas are Christian and all Christian Nagas are anti-national. But this is not the fact. Neither all Nagas are Christian nor all Christian Nagas are anti-Indians.”
Earlier, Jagdamba Mall highlighted the salient features of freedom struggle led Rani Gaidinliu against British invasion and Christian conversion.
The function was marked by Zeliangrong Heraka devotional song followed by Heraka dance presented by Naga students of Shri Ram Vanvasi Chhatrawas, Gorakhpur UP.
The function started with worship of statue of Rani Gaidinliu with Ved mantras pronounced by Brahman priest followed by garlanding of statue by the Mayor Siyaram Jaisawal.
The function was organised under joint venture of Sewa Samarpan Sanathan, Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur UP.
(Page News Service)