BJP National Mahila Morcha marked the 75th Year of India’s Independence by organizing a programme each in the birthplace/memorials of 75 women freedom fighters in the country on 15 August, 2021. On the occasion of Independence Day under the “Azadi ka Mahotsav” celebration the Mahila Morcha paid tribute at the memorial to 75 unsung Heroines of freedom movement for their valuable contribution in freedom struggle.
Mahila Morcha has identified 75 birth places of these freedom fighters, where different programs were organised in their memory and facilitated them and their family members who are alive.
On that occasion National President of Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha Smt. Vannathi Srinivasan paid tribute to Anjalaiammal, the great freedom fighter of Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.
Addressing the gathering she said Anjalaiammal was born in 1890 and studied till 5th standard. When Gandhiji started the non-cooperation movement against the British rule, Anjalaiammal got involved in it. This was her first step in public life. She took an active part in the struggle to remove the statue of a British officer responsible for the massacre of India’s First War of Independence of 1857, and thus was imprisoned for participating in that struggle along with his 9-year-old daughter Ammakannu.
Smt. Srinivasan said, “Anjalai Ammal also joined the freedom struggle in 1932 and was arrested. She was pregnant when she entered Vellore Jail. She had to take a month’s parole but within two weeks of the birth of her son, Anjaliammal was back in jail with her newborn child”. Such was her determination regarding the freedom struggle of India. As a result, Mahatma Gandhi called her the Jhansi Rani of the South. Likewise, in other places the Mahila Morcha felicitated, unsung women leaders who took part in the freedom struggle of India.