Union Minister Amit Shah lays foundation stone of Rani Gaidinliu museum in _________.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah virtually layed the foundation stone of the Rani Gaidinliu tribal freedom fighters’ museum in Manipur. About Rani Gaidinliu: The Rani Gaidinliu tribal freedom fighters museum will be set up at Luangkao village in Tamenglong district of Manipur, where she was born. Rani Gaidinliu was born in Manipur. At the age of 13, she was associated with Haipou Jadonang, a spiritual leader and political activist from Manipur, and became his lieutenant in his social, religious and political movement. Her four-year association with Jadonang that started around 1926 prepared her to be the fighter against the British. After the execution of Jadonang by the British in 1931, Gaidinliu took up the leadership of the movement. Gaidinliu started a revolt against the British after the martyrdom of Jadonang for which she was imprisoned by the Britishers for 14 years and finally released in 1947. She was released from Tura jail (Meghalaya) after India got Independence.Rani Gaidinliu passed away on February 17, 1993. She was awarded the Tamrapatra in 1972, Padma Bhushan in 1982, Vivekananda Sewa Summan in 1983, Stree Shakti Purashkar in 1991 and Bhagwan Birsa Munda Puraskar in 1996 posthumosly.