Freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam is no more

Q.  Who was social reformer Gora's younger sister that joined the Quit India movement?
- Published on 10 Feb 17

a. Racharla Samrajyam
b. Rachana Samrajyam
c. Rasana Samrajyam
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Racharla Samrajyam
Freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam is no moreRacharla Samrajyam, freedom fighter, died at her residence here on 3rd Feb 2017.

Samrajyam was born to Goparaju Venkata Subba Rao and Rajyalakshmi at Rajahmundry on April 26, 1919.

She was social reformer Gora’s younger sister.

Samrajyam was inspired by the Quit India Movement, when she was undergoing Hindi Pracharak training at Anantapur in 1942.

She quit the training programme and joined the Quit India Movement.

She was arrested at Bezawada (Vijayawada) and was sent to the Raya Vellore Jail for six months in 1944.

Motivated by G. Durga Bai, she underwent training in rural development activities for a year in 1945 in Kasturi Ba Smaraka Trust at Seva Gram through the Hindustan Naya Talmi Sangh.

This was under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.

She had worked in various capacities at the Kasturi Ba Gandhi Rashtriya Smaraka Trust’s Regional Office at Seethanagaram in East Godavari district, serving the trust for 34 years, from June 1946.

She received the ‘Tamra Patra’ from the Government of India in 1972.

Tamra Patra: Know More
  • Tamra Patra are the royal records of grants engraved on copper-plates.
  • Tamra-shasan or tamra-patra derive from tamra which means copper in Sanskrit and several other Indian languages.
  • Because copper does not rust or decay, they can survive virtually indefinitely.
  • Approximate dimensions of copper plate is 9?3/4 inch long × 3?1/4 inch high × 1/10 (to 1/16) inch thick.
  • The earliest known copper-plate, known as the Sohgaura copper-plate, is a Maurya record that mentions famine relief efforts.
  • It is one of the very few pre-Ashoka Brahmi inscriptions in India.
  • GoI also issues tamra patras to freedom fighters.

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