88th death anniversary of Pritilata Waddedar today
Published: 12:27 PM, 24 September 2020 Updated: 01:37 PM, 24 September 2020
Pritilata Waddedar is the first woman who embraced martyrdom for the country’s liberation from British rule in 1932. Today is the 88th death anniversary of the legendary woman revolutionary.
Every year, to mark the day, different organizations chalked out various programmes including placing wreaths on the portrait of Pritilata, candle lighting and discussion.
Born in Chattogram in 1911, Pritilata was an anti-British revolutionary in the then East Bengal, now Bangladesh.
Pritilata graduated in Philosophy with distinction from Bethune College of Kolkata. In the early 1930s, Pritilata joined Mastarda Surya Sen’s armed resistance movement.
Later in 1932, she successfully led a team to attack the Pahartali European Club in Chattogram. However, when trapped by the English on the fateful night, she committed suicide by swallowing Cyanide, ending her short endeavour in fighting for the country’s freedom.