Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti


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    • The Prime Minister paid tributes to former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji on his Jayanti.

    About Lal Bahadur Shastri

    • He was born on October 2, 1904 at Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh. 
      • His father was a school teacher who died when Lal Bahadur Shastri was only a year and half old.
    • Freedom Struggle : He  became more and more interested in the country’s struggle for freedom from foreign yoke.
      • He was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi’s denunciation of Indian Princes for their support of British rule in India. 
      • He joined the Kashi VidyaPeeth in Varanasi, one of the many national institutions set up in defiance of British rule. 
      • He participated in the freedom movement since 1930
    • Post independence : He was  minister in UP cabinet and Minister in Union Cabinet from 1951 to 1956 when he resigned taking responsibility for the railway accident 
      • He was known for his simplicity and his commitment to principles. 
    • He coined the famous slogan ‘Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan’
    • He was awarded the Bharat Ratna India’s highest civilian award posthumously in 1966.