11 January 2011

Tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri



2 October 1904 - 11 January 1966

Today is 11th January, the Death Anniversary of Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri.Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of independent India. He was a man of great courage and will. He successfully led country during the 1965 war with Pakistan. To mobilize the support of country during the war he coined the slogan of "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan". Lal Bahadur Shastri also played a key role in India's freedom struggle. He led his life with great simplicity and honesty and was a great source of inspiration for all the countrymen. This Post is a Philatelic Tribute to the great leader of India.


Lal Bahadur Shastri created the slogan of "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan" ("Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer"), underlining the need to boost India's food production.

Slogan on Postal Receipt


Slogan : Jai Jawan Jai Kisan with specific date 11 .1.11

: Ashwani Dubey, Gorakhpur

From our readers…

Distinguished philatelists from Jalna, Maharashtra and creator of Mobile Philately Mr Deepak Modi recently visited Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the place where Sh Lal Bahadur Shastri died during his official visit on 11 January 1966. Here he shares a  pic. taken at Shastri Memorial, Tashkent.

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Deepak Modi at the Memorial of second Prime Minister of India Hon. Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri at Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan.

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