Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of former PM of India Lal Bahadur Shastri at Varanasi airport on 6 July. He unveiled the statue during his visit to Varanasi to launch BJP’s membership drive. PM Modi launched a tree plantation drive after unveiling the Statue.
Lal Bahadur Shastri:
The prominent leader was born on 2nd October 1904 at Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. In the 1920s he joined the freedom movement and served as a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress.
In 1930, he participated in the Salt March and went to jail for two years. As s Home Minister he introduced the first committee on Prevention of Corruption. He raised his voice against the dowry system and the caste system.
The second Prime Minister of Independent India was Lal Bahadur Shastri. The slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” which means “Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer” was introduced by him. Lal Bahadur Shastri died on 11 January 1966 due to a heart attack. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, posthumously in 1966.