Lal Bahadur Shastri Death Anniversary: On January 11the death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri is observed. He was one of the greatest Indian statesmen and the second prime minister of India. Lal Bahadur Shastri took over as India’s 2nd prime minister after the demise of Jawaharlal Nehru in May 1964. Shastri was elected to the legislature from the United Provinces. Along with it, he held Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states, important cabinet positions of transport and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Shastri joined the non-cooperation movement against the British when he was just 16.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was immensely influenced by Mahatma Gandhi. "Hard work is equal to prayer," he had once proclaimed.
Shastri's slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' during the 1965 war boosted the morale and determination of the soldiers as well as farmers scarcity of food and resources.
He stopped drawing his salary during his tenure as the Prime Minister of India due to the war between India and Pakistan in 1965 and the scarcity caused by it.
He was one of India's greatest Statesman & Visionary Leader who rescued the Nation during critical times.— C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) January 11, 2022
As PM, He ushered in Green & White revolutions that greatly transformed Rural India.
I bow down to pay my respectful tributes to Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri on His Punya Tithi. pic.twitter.com/TcrzCW0L6U
He promoted White Revolution in the country. It was a countrywide campaign to increase milk production. Amul milk co-operative at Anand in Gujarat were supported by him. Also, he created the National Dairy Development Board.
Lal Bahadur Shastri promoted the Green Revolution in India in 1965 to boost India's food production. This campaign led to an increase in food grain production, especially in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
His tenure as the Prime Minister of India was only for a short span of 19 months.
Lal Bahadur Shastri died in Tashkent on January 11, 1966.
This day in 1966, the Tashkent accord was signed. Hours later, Prime Minister #LalBahadurShastri was dead.— Nisarg Soni (@TheNisargSoni) January 10, 2022
His body, bloated and bearing cut marks, was brought to Delhi. His family’s demand for a postmortem was turned down.#CongressMuktBharat pic.twitter.com/ot8WmoN2aB
He said—"True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means, for the simple reason that the natural corollary to their use would be to remove all opposition through the suppression or extermination of the antagonist"