Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday reminisced about the bravery of freedom fighters who laid down their lives to free the country from the shackles of British rule, as she took part in the "Tiranga Yatra" in Vidurashwatha, known as Jallianwalla Bagh of the South.
Addressing the event, she paid her tributes to a pregnant martyr who had faced the bullets of the British at Vidhurashwatha in Chikkaballapur during the freedom struggle.
Vidhurashwatha is known as Jallianwalla Bagh of the South as some 35 people were killed in indiscriminate firing by British police on a congregation of villagers for "satyagraha" in 1938.
"When I was paying my respects to the martyrs here, I came to know about the woman who did not care much about her pregnancy and faced the bullets of the British to free the motherland from the shackles of British rule and shouted 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'."
"I am very fortunate to have come here," she said. Lauding Narendra Modi, Irani said this was probably the first time that a Prime Minister belonging to a poor family has introduced a scheme where banks are playing a "stellar role" to empower the disadvantaged.