- 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.