President Kovind unveils statue of Jhalkari Bai

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Nov 2017 10:46:51


Staff Reporter,

President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled the statue of Jhalkari Bai, Rani Lakshmi Bai’s assistant, at Guru Tegh Bahadur Complex here on Friday. Among those present on the occasion were Governor Om Prakash Kohli, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, First Lady Savita Kovind, Urban Development Minister Maya Singh, BMC Mayor Alok Sharma, Sadhana Singh Chouhan, other public representatives and senior officers.

Jhalkari Bai was born in a poor Kori family. She joined Rani Lakshmi Bai’s army like an  ordinary soldier. Later, she was made Rani Lakshmi Bai’s special advisor. Jhalkari Bai was a
participant in all major decisions of Rani Lakshmi Bai and laid down her life during the freedom struggle as her assistant.