Matangini Hazra2 mins 512 2 mins 512
If you were born in India, you must emulate Matangini Hazra;
She was born in 1869, in a small non-descript village of Hogla;
She became the epitome of what Indian women should be;
She rose from an obscure background, to a sparkling destiny!
As her Father was very poor, he couldn’t pay her school fee.
He married her to Trilochan Hazra, much older to Matangini.
She became a widow at eighteen, but that didn’t deter her
From giving up her life for others, in selfless, social welfare.
Despite the obstacles, she rose to be the radiant Indian Star
In the darkest Colonial sky, from an insignificant local flare.
She joined the National Movement, and played an active role.
She didn’t flinch, or cower, when there was heavy death toll.
Supporting Non-violence, she became a follower of Gandhi.
For her dedication, people nicknamed her ‘Gandhi Buri.’
In1932 she participated in Civil Disobedience Movement.
She was made to walk a long distance as her punishment.
As she also participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement,
Many times she was arrested, but her spirit couldn’t be bent.
She brought women to the fore-front, to free the country;
She led six thousand supporters at the age of seventy-three.
She was injured in the baton-charge; she broke the salt Act-
Though incarcerated, she was undeterred-- which is a fact!
Breaking through security, faced Governor John Anderson;
Then nonchalantly she staged the Black Flag Demonstration.
Participating in the Quit India Movement she organised agitation
To oust the British; tried taking over Tamluk Police Station,
And the government offices, to establish Independent India.
Her patriotism knew no bounds, which freed her of all fear.
Defying Section144, and the soldiers –‘bayonet- armed;’
Was shot on the head, and hands, but forward she marched
Resolutely; despite the wounds, with the flag flaunting high,
‘Vande Mataram,Vande Mataram!’ was her brave dying cry.