Lal Bahadur Shastri Speech in English

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One of the few influential politicians of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, is esteemed not only by Indians but also by the whole world. He served as minister of home affairs, foreign affairs and railways and spent much of his time reading and thinking about social reformers. He received Bharat Ratna in 1966. Here we have provided both Long and Short Speech on Lal Bahadur Shastri for students of Class 6 to 12  along with 10 lines for Lal Bahadur Shastri Speech in English for students of Class 1 and above. 


Long and Short Speech on Lal Bahadur Shastri

Long Lal Bahadur Shastri Speech in English

Today, I am here to deliver a speech on Lal Bahadur Shastri. He was an Indian politician and the former Prime Minister of India. He supported India's White Revolution and the Green Revolution, which increased India's milk production and food production. During the Indo-Pakistan War in 1965, he led the nation very meticulously. Among all of them, his slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" is very popular. Shastri was born to a Hindu family on October 2nd, 1904 in Mughalsarai. His father was Sharada Prasad Srivastava, a school teacher who was later posted to Allahabad's revenue office, and Ramdulari Devi was his mother. Due to the plague outbreak, he lost his father at age of six.

His patriotic feeling was evoked by a teacher named NishaKameshwar Prasad Mishra, who was involved in Independence activities. Shastri began to research and work with many noted personalities, such as Swami Vivekanand, Gandhi and Annie Besant, who were profoundly influenced by his patriotism. He attended an address by Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in Varanasi in 1921, just three months before his tenth class examination, where he addressed students encouraging them to withdraw from government schools and colleges to join the non-cooperation movement.

He began to engage regularly in anti-government activities and was detained several times. He continued his studies at Kashi Vidyapith, a free school founded in Banaras by V N Sharma. He was among the institute's first batch, who in 1925 passed out with a first-class degree in philosophy and ethics. The title 'Shastri' was granted to him, which means scholar.

On the invitation of Mahatma Gandhi, he became an active and mature member of the Indian National Congress in 1928. He even spent two and a half years in jail. He became the parliamentary secretary in Uttar Pradesh after India's independence. He then also became the Police and Transportation Minister. He was the first, as transport minister, to introduce female conductors. In 1947, during migration and partition, his tenure as Police Minister saw the effective curbing of communal riots. 

In 1951, with Jawaharlal Nehru as prime minister, he became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee. Lal Bahadur Shastri became prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru died in 1964. 

He will always be remembered for his devotion to people and large-heartedness. He supported skill creation and mass production. He supported the establishment of the National Dairy Development Board by Amul of Anand, Gujarat. He also advocated the green revolution, taking into account the food shortage in India with a rising population. After signing the peace treaty to end the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, Shastri died on 11 January 1966 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

Lal Bahadur Shastri was a man of common people who had always worked to uplift them. He was a fantastic leader and an incredible prime minister. He was an inspiration for all of us.


Short Speech on Lal Bahadur Shastri

Today, I am here to deliver a speech on Lal Bahadur Shastri. Lal Bahadur Shastri was an excellent leader who served on domestic, international and economic policies. During the Indo-Pak conflict in 1965, he was in power. On January 11th, 1966, after signing the peace treaty to end the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, he died in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

We still remember his excellent slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kishan" which showed the greatest strengths of our country. For his loyalty to the people and great-heartedness, he will always be remembered. He supported the establishment of the National Dairy Development Board by Amul of Anand, Gujarat. He also advocated the green revolution, taking into account the food shortage in India with a rising population.

Due to the plague outbreak, his father died when he was six years old. Ramdulari Devi was his mother. He had no association with the independence movement but was influenced by a teacher who was interested in the events that took place. He began to engage regularly in anti-government activities and was several times detained. In 1928, following Mahatma Gandhi's call, he became an active member of the Indian National Congress.

In 1951, with Jawaharlal Nehru as prime minister, he became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee. Lal Bahadur Shastri became prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru died in 1964. 

Lal Bahadur Shastri was a man of common people who had always worked to uplift them. By doing every possible thing, he always attempted to make India better. Every one of us is fortunate to have a leader like him. To all of us, he is an inspiration.


10 Lines on Lal Bahadur Shastri Speech in English

  1. Lal Bahadur Shastri was born in Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on October 2nd, 1904.

  2. He was his parents' second oldest child.

  3. He did his primary schooling in Varanasi and Mughalsarai.

  4. He completed his graduation in Hindi, English and Philosophy from Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi.

  5. He was against the caste system and hence dropped 'Srivastava' from his name.

  6. The 'Shastri' title is the educational title given after he graduated.

  7. He was Independent India's second Prime Minister.

  8. At the time of the Indo-Pak war of 1965, he gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan,' signifying the importance of farmers and soldiers.

  9. Shastri died after signing the 'Tashkent Pact' on January 11th, 1966 in Tashkent.

  10. He was a follower of Gandhian Ideology.

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