Today marks the birthday of Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second Prime Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying tribute to this staunch supporter of Mahatma Gandhi. His simplicity and unwavering devotion to the nation continue to resonate with us even today. The Prime Minister underscored that the symbolic call of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ remains an enduring source of inspiration for generations.
His unwavering commitment to India’s progress and his exemplary leadership during challenging times serve as a shining example. Let’s always strive to realize his vision of a stronger India,” the Prime Minister noted on X. In addition to the Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also offered floral tributes at Vijay Ghat.
Lal Bahadur Shastri assumed office as Prime Minister in 1964 following the passing of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. He was the leader who guided the country during one of its most significant crises.
During the 1965 war between India and Pakistan, he went to the extent of forgoing his Prime Ministerial salary. He played a pivotal role in spearheading the White Revolution, which was instrumental in transforming India’s dairy industry and boosting milk production.As the architect of the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan,’ Shastri’s legacy continues to inspire both farmers and soldiers in India to this day.