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Social Reformer, Herwad Sarpanch Pay Homage To Ahilyabai Holkar!

By A Draft Correspondent

It was only opportune for the residents of Herwad, its village panchayat members headed by Sarpanch Surgonda Patil and Social Reformer Pramod Zinjade to pay homage to Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar on her birth anniversary.

Herwad Gram Panchayat members including Sarpanch Surgonda Patil and Pramod Zinjade paying homage to Ahilyabai Holkar
At a time when women were not allowed to go to school, Ahilyabai’s father Mankoji Sindhia taught her to read and write.

In 1754, her husband was killed in the battle of Kumbher, leaving her a widow at the age of 29. Her father-in-law forbid her from committing Sati. He went on to become her pillar of support.

Gram Panchayat member garlanding a portrait of Ahilyabai
After the death of her father-in-law Malhar Holkar, her son was instated as the king. After his death, Ahilyabai ascended the throne and became ruler of Indore on 11 December 1767.

Muktabai Pujari, the woman who tabled the proposal paying homage to Ahilyabai Holkar

Herwad Gram Panchayat members headed by Sarpanch Surgonda Patil paid rich tributes on Ahilyabai Holkar's 297th birth anniversary with social reformer Pramod Zinjade.

The Kolhapur village has spearheaded the widow reform movement across the state and for the first time in India.

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