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Lal Bahadur Shastri 116th Birth Anniversary: Remembering Former Prime Minister of India With His Inspirational Quotes

India observes 116th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri Today, October 2. Lal Bahadur Shastri was also the second PM of the country. Shastri was born to Sharada Prasad Srivastava and Ramdulari Devi in Uttar Pradesh’s Mughalsarai on October 2, 1904, sharing his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi. Lal Bahadur Shastri Birth Anniversary: 6 Values Today’s Politicians Can Learn from the Ex-Prime Minister of India.

Shastri always opposed caste system due to this he also dropped surname of “Srivastava”, which is a traditional surname for a sub-caste of Kayastha families. In 925, he was given the title Shastri he graduated from Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. He actively participated in the freedom movement against the British rule. Shastri was even jailed on a number of occasions during the freedom struggle. Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji’s Birth Anniversary: ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ and Other Inspirational Quotes by the Second PM of India.

On Lal Bahadur Shastri’s 116th birth anniversary, LatestLY brings to you His Inspirational Quotes:

 

Quote Reads: “We have now to fight for peace with the same courage and determination as we fought against aggression.”

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Quote Reads: “True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means.”

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Quote Reads: “I am not as simple as I look.”

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Quote Reads: “The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong.”

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Quote Reads: “I had always been feeling uncomfortable in my mind about giving advice to others and not acting upon it myself.”

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Quote Reads: “We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world.”

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Quote Reads: “There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the crossroads of history and must choose which way to go.”

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Shashtri led the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. His renowned slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ became very popular during the war. He promoted the White Revolution – a national campaign to increase the production and supply of milk – by supporting the Amul milk co-operative of Gujarat’s Anand.

Underlining the need to boost India’s food production, Shastri also promoted the Green Revolution in India in 1965. He died in Tashkent on January 11, 1966, a day after the Tashkent Agreement was signed. Shastri was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 02, 2020 08:00 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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