Happy Birthday Lal Bahadur Shastri, Former PM of India

Happy Birthday Lal Bahadur Shastri, Former PM of India
Written by Srishty Puri

Lal Bahadur Shastri is the second Prime Minister who is instrumental in the growth of India. His greatest achievement is victory in the war against Pakistan in 1962 along with Green and White Revolution. Modern technologies and good chemical fertilisation lead to increase in cereal -grain production.When it was deployed in the field it yielded double the production resulting in averted famine of India and Pakistan. It helped a vast majority of people to develop dairy industry and help sustain it economically by providing employment to poor farmers.

Police often meted out violence on people but he was the only man in Uttar Pradesh who used water to disperse the crowd. During Freedom Struggle when he was in jail ,his wife got pension of rs50 to which she retorts by saying that i saved rs10 from it .Shastri was quite offended with her and asked the servants of society to give it to someone needy.When he found his son to be given with undue promotion , he had reversed it. This shows he was quite a man of sentiment who does not use his authority and power to get promoted or other additional benifits .He thinks of society as a whole and himself as the one eradicating problems of corruption. He was born on 2nd October,1904 in Varanasi and cast off his shadow on 11January1996 in USSR’s tashkent because of heart failure but his death is quite filled with skeptic.

He had happy childhood since he was crippled under the weight of poverty and misery.He was a supporter of Mahatma Gandhi in denunciating Indian Princes for their support of British rule in India.He also joined Non-corporation movement with Mahatma Gandhi.After Independence of India he rose from the position of Parliamentary secetary to Home Minister.He came to be known as man of integrity and resoluteness.His famous slogan was “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”.He is being honoured in various schools and colleges of India featuring BITS,PILANI too. We wish him a very happy birthday and may his soul rest in peace .

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Srishty Puri

Done graduation from DU in English Honour and also a Professional makeup artist. Have deep interest in writing and looking forward to succeed in given opportunities.

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