Essay about LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI

English_Master March 8, 2016 No Comments
LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI “Lal Bahadur Shastri was born near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He served as Prime Minister of India from 1964 to 1966. A follower of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he was imprisoned several times by the British for nationalist activities. When India achieved independence (1947), he became a minister in the State Government of Uttar Pradesh, and he later served in the federal cabinet as minister of transport (1952-1956), industry (1957-1961) and home affairs (1961-1963). Shastri became Prime Minister on the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964. The principal event of his tenure was the undeclared war with Pakistan over the Rann of Kutch that began in April 1965 and subsequently spread to Kashmir. He died immediately after signing a Soviet-mediated ‘no-war’ agreement with Pakistan in Tashkent, USSR, in January 1966.” Lal Bahadur Shastri (born 1904) succeeded Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister of India in 1964. Though eclipsed by such stalwarts of the Congress Party as Kamaraj and Morarji Desai, Finance Minister in Nehru’s government, Shastri emerged as the only consensus candidate in the midst of party warfare. He had not been in power long before the undeclared war that broke with Pakistan along the Rann of Kutch, and though a cease-fire under the auspices of the United...
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Essay about LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI

English_Master December 15, 2015 No Comments
LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI Lai Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India. A true patriot and a great leader, he dedicated his life to the service of his country and her people. Shastri was born on October 2, 1904 in a poor family at Mughal Sarai in Benaras District. His father was a school teacher. He graduated from Kashi Vidyapeeth. He took part in politics at an early age. He was a true follower of Gandhiji. He took an active role in India’s struggle for freedom and went to jail eight times. In 1952, he became the General Secretary of the Congress. Next year, he was made Minister of Transport and Railways. In 1961, he became Minister of Home Affairs. After Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Shastri was elected the Prime Min­ister. Under his leadership, our country gave a crushing defeat to Pakistan in 1965. He won the applause of his countrymen for his firm resis­tance to aggression. He was peace-loving by nature. After signing, the Tashkent Decla­ration, he died of a sudden heart attack on January 11,1966 at Tashkent It was he who gave us the popular slogan, “Jai Jawan; Jai Kisan”.