Lal Bahadur Shastri was an Indian politician who held many other vital ministerial positions in independent India. He was the Minister of Railways (1951-1956) Minister of Home Affairs (Apr 1961-aug 1963), second prime minister of India (1964-1966) and Minister of External Affairs (June 1964 – July 1964). He was a politician, a political leader who was hugely acclaimed for his devotion to the service of nation and the people of India.
He was in true sense an inspiration for millions of Indians, showing them that anyone from among them could rise to become the Prime Minister, through hard work and determination. Lal Bahadur Shashtri was also called ‘son of the soil’ because of his village roots. He shared his birth date with Mahatma Gandhi and was also influenced by him.
Ten Lines on Lal Bahadur Shastri in English
Given below are the ten lines on Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri showcasing his early life and political achievements. These lines will help you to write an essay or deliver an effective speech on Lal Bahadur Shastri especially on 02nd October, the birth anniversary of this great personality. Please go through the below lines and prepare an essay or speech which will help you to impress your teacher and audience.
10 Lines on Lal Bahadur Shastri - Set 1
1) Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 2nd October 1904, in Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
2) He was the second child of parents Sharada Prasad Srivastava and Ramdulari Devi.
3) His primary schooling was done at Mughalsarai and Varanasi.
4) He completed his graduation from Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi in Hindi, English and Philosophy.
5) He was against the caste system and even dropped his surname ‘Srivastava’.
6) The ‘Shastri’ in his name is the educational title given after he completed graduation.
7) He got married to Lalitha Devi in 1928.
8) He was the second Prime Minister of independent India.
9) He gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ at the time of Indo-Pak war of 1965 signifying the importance of farmers and soldiers.
10) Died in Tashkent on 11th January 1966 after signing the ‘Tashkent Pact’.
This is another set of 10 lines on Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri. These lines will enhance your knowledge and will help you to add additional information in your essay, speech and paragraph recitation in your class. You can also write these lines on a chart paper and put it on the notice board of your school on 02nd October and earn applause from your teachers and students.
10 Lines on Lal Bahadur Shastri - Set 2
1) Born on 2nd October, 1904 in Ramnagar, Varanasi, U.P. to Sharada Prasad and Ramdulari Devi.
2) He used to swim to cross a river to reach school since crossing it by boat was costly.
3) Was a follower of Gandhi’s ideology and joined freedom struggle after a speech given by Mahatma Gandhi.
4) He was against the dowry system and just took a small piece of khadi cloth and a spinning wheel from the bride’s family.
5) Lal Bahadur Shastri was the first who introduced water cannons instead of laathi charge to disperse crowds.
6) He started the appointment of women conductors in buses to empower women.
7) He was made the second Prime Minister of India after the sudden death of Jawaharlal Nehru.
8) He gave the complete liberty to Indian forces to retaliate in the Indo-Pak war in 1965.
9) Awarded the most prestigious Bharat Ratna award posthumously in 1966.
10) He died on 11th January 1966 due to cardiac arrest in Tashkent under mysterious conditions.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was one of the best Prime Ministers India ever had. His honesty, simplicity and humbleness are hard to find in today’s political environment. The reforms he introduced during his tenure are still relevant in the modern times. Apart from being simple and humble his strong determination and disciplined lifestyle are a source of inspiration for the current generation.