Motivational Story – When Lal Bahadur Shastri gave us ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’

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Slogans are very important in life. Good slogans provide utmost inspiration. People feel encouraged when they hear those slogans.

Former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri gave us a great slogan which we still remember and use. Here we are sharing story behind that slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’.

When Lal Bahadur Shastri took over as a Prime Minister in 1964, India used to be a food importing country then. It depended on food imports from North America under the PL-480 scheme. In 1965, when we were at war with Pakistan, India faced drought as well.

Keeping in mind, the food situation and the prevailing hunger, Shastri had urged the entire country to hold a fast for a day. Lal Bahadur Shastri knew and understood the significance of soldiers and farmers and gave slogan during that period – Jai Jawan Jai Kisan.

Moral of the Story: One should not only respect all communities but should act proactively.

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