Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial
Nanhe had great respect for Gandhiji. He had heard a lot about his struggle against English for their misbehaviour with Africans and Indians. Tilak’s ‘freedom is my birth right’ and personalities of other freedom fighters including Rabindra Nath Tagore moved Lal Bahadur like anything.
In 1919, he saw Gandhiji for the first time when Gandhiji visited BHU and appealed to all Indian Kings and Courts to come out and wholeheartedly support freedom movement. Being a student, Nanhe left everything and joined freedom movement. Patriotic teacher Nishkameshwar Prasad Misha and Beni Prasad left deep impressions on the psyche and personality of Lal Bahadur.
On call of Gandhiji, Lal Bahadur participated in freedom movement. Seeing his tender age, Police left Lal Bahadur after reprimanding and threatening him. Well-wishes and relations then advised Lal Bahadur to complete his study first and support his family.
In 1930 Shastriji went jail for the first time for participating in 'Salt Agitation'. He went jail for seven times and spent about nine years in Jail.