Lal Bahadur Shastri Birth Anniversary: As we celebrate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the country pays respect to another great freedom fighter, statesman and India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’, the slogan of Lal Bahadur Shastri, is etched in our minds as it captures the true spirit of India. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s public life has left an indelible mark on the country. He was unique in the way he connected with the common man. Humble, soft-spoken but a strong leader, Lal Bahadur Shastri took over as the Prime Minister in May 1964, after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru. In Independent India’s first cabinet, Lal Bahadur Shastri held key portfolios like the Home Affairs and the Railways. Lal Bahadur Shastri Birth Anniversary: President Kovind, PM Modi pay homagePresident Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter and paid homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri. “A great son of India, he served our nation with exceptional dedication. His fundamental role in the Green Revolution, the White Revolution and wartime leadership continue to inspire the nation,” the President tweeted.Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri. “We remember him on his Jayanti with a deep sense of gratitude for everything he has done for India,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter along with a video. Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti: Know things about him that inspire usDuring the 1965 India-Pak war, when the country faced food scarcity Lal Bahadur Shastri, who was the Prime Minister then, stopped drawing his salaryLal Bahadur Shastri was a man of tremendous integrity; he resigned from his post of Railways Minister because he felt responsible for a railway accident which had killed many peopleLal Bahadur Shastri’s slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ at during the 1965 war boosted the morale of the soldiers as well as farmers amid food scarcityLal Bahadur Shastri promoted the White Revolution, a countrywide campaign to increase milk production.
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