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                     Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1901 at Mughalsarai. His father name was Sharada Prasad Srivastava. He was a school teacher and he died when Lal Bahadur Shastri was only a year and half old. His mother name was Ramdulari Devi. She took her three children to her father’s house and settled down there.


                     Lal Bahadur’s small town schooling was not remarkable in any way. He had a happy enough childhood despite the poverty that dogged him. He was gone to live with an uncle in Varanasi so that he could go to high school. He walked many miles to school without shoes, even when the streets burned in the summer’s heat. He got married in 1927. His wife name was Lalita Devi. She was come from Mirzapur, near his home town. The wedding was traditional in all senses.

                    As he grew up, Lal Bahadur Shastri became more and more interested in the struggle for freedom of our country and he was greatly inspired by Mahatma Gandhi ji.

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What Lal Bahadur Shastri does for country's freedom:-

                   When Lal Bahadur Shastri was sixteen, Gandhiji called upon his countrymen to join the Non-Cooperation Movement. Lal Bahadur Shastri joined the Kashi Vidya Peeth in Varanasi, one of the many national institutions set up in defiance of the British rule. ‘Shastri’ was the bachelor’s degree awarded to him by the Vidya Peeth but has stuck in the minds of the people as part of his name.

                     Mahatma Gandhi marched to the sea beach at Dandi and broke the imperial salt law in 1930. Lal Bahadur Shastri threw himself into the struggle for freedom with feverish energy. He led many defiant campaigns because of that he spent total of seven years in British jails.

                    Lal Bahadur Shastri had already been recognised by the leader of the national struggle. The ‘little dynamo of a man’ was called to play a important role in the governance of the country in 1946. He was appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary in Uttar Pradesh and soon gains to the position of Home Minister.

                    In 1964 after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India was Lal Bahadur Shastri. That was a difficult time and the India was facing huge challenges. That time food shortage in the India and on the security front Pakistan was creating problems. In 1965, Pakistan tried to take advantage of India's vulnerability and attacked India. Amiable Shastri ji rose to the occasion and ably led the country. To encourage soldiers and farmers of our country he coined the slogan of "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan".

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