About Shastri Ji

Bharat Ratna Late Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India was a humanitarian par excellence, an icon of simplicity and integrity, an epitome of selflessness and honesty and a superb statesman. He was a man of substance and one of the greatest leaders India has ever produced. A man of deep and genuine humility, he worked for the nation ceaselessly and spent his life for the cause of the nation.

He lived a life which was in perfect purity of thoughts, words and deeds and his enduring call of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ continues to hold utmost relevance even today in transforming India into a self-reliant global super power. A grass roots level worker throughout life, his real strength lay in his cool courage, strong determination,dedication and understanding of the human mind

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Early Childhood
Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji

Lal Bahadur, nickname ‘Nanhe’ was born on 2nd October 1904 in a poor Kayastha family in Mugal Sarai, Uttar Pradesh.

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Self-reliance in Food Production
1965

He himself grew wheat in his official residence lawn and set an example for the nation.

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Lal Bahadur as Lal Bahadur Shastri
Graduated as ‘Shastri

After studying for four years in Kashi Vidyapeeth, Lal Bahadur graduated as ‘Shastri’ in 1925 with Hindi, English and Philosophy subjects.

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Shastriji as Prime Minister
June 9, 1964

After Pt. Nehru’s sudden death on 27th May 1964; on 9th June 1964 Shastriji took oath as the second Prime Minister of India and filled the void.

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Indo-Pak War Hero
September 5, 1965

On 5th September 1965, Pakistan imposed a full scale war on India. India had no option but to fight back.

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Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
October 19, 1965

During 22nd day of Indo-Pak War, on 19th October 1965 at Urwa, Allahabad Shastriji, the man of masses, gave the famous slogan to the nation, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’.

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Angel of Peace
September 14, 1965

On 14th September 1965 UNO requested both the countries for ceasefire. Shastriji, the Angel of Peace, accepted the proposal.

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Political Journey
1930 to 1936

From 1930 to 1936, Shastri served as General Secretary, Allahabad District Congress Committee.

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Mahaprayan
January 11, 1966

Due to sudden heart attack, on 11th January 1966 Shastriji died in Tashkant, USSR and thus India lost one of its most beloved sons forever.

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True Democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means. Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji
The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong. Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji
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Important Quotes from Shastriji

  • We want freedom for our country, but not at the expense or exploitation of others, not as to degrade other countries… I want the freedom of my country so that other countries may learn something from my free country so that the resources of my country might be utilized for the benefit of mankind.

    Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • 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 of extermination of the antagonists.

    Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" Acknowledging the efforts of our soldiers and farmers, this slogan gave a new dimension to our freedom struggle.

    Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • No doubt we have to have bigger projects, bigger industries, basic industries, but it is a matter of the highest importance that we look to the common man, the weaker element in the society. When think in terms of the common man, we have to think of for his food, his clothing, his shelter, medical facilities, recreation for his children.

    Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Gallery

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Lal Bahadur Shastri

Memorial Trust

LBS Memorial

The Memorial is dedicated to the second Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, who died in the office in Tashkent in 1966.

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Lal Bahadur Shastri Educational Society

The Society formed in the memory of Shastriji work for realizing the philosophy, ideals, and principles of Shastriji.

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LBS Institutes

Leading B-Schools including LBSIM, Delhi’ LBSIMT, Bareilly; and LBSITM, Indore are run under the aegis of Lal Bahdur Shastri Educational Society.

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