Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My thought for the day as envisaged & flashed by me on the f.b. of April 4 ,2011.

Bishwa Nath Singh

Success comes to those who are close to holistic and positive attitude in their life.


(Photo of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the former Prime Ministr of India).

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Bishwa Nath Singh :
It is thought of my day that I would like to share with every body.The above Photo is of Lal Bahadur Sahastri who was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of India from the 9th of June 1964 to the 11 th of January 1966 who bears a t...estimony of success by remaining close to holistic and positive attitude in his life.Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on the 2nd October 1904 at Mughalsarai in U.P. of India and died on the 11th of January 1966 at Tashkent formerly in USSR.Lal Bahadur Shastri’s father Sharada Prasad who was a school teacher at the local school who had passed away when Lal Bahadur was barely a year and a half years old Growing up without a father forced Lal Bahadur to accept responsibility at an early age. He was sent by his maternal uncle to Varanasi to pursue his studies. He had joined Maatma Gandhi's call for non-cooperation in his first satyagraha (non-cooperation movement)in 1921, and dropped his studies. He resumed his degree afterwards, and graduated in 1926 with a first-class degree ( Shastri), from which he took his name. Deeply impressed and influenced by Gandhi's ideals, he became a loyal follower, first of Gandhi, and then of Nehru. Following India's independence on the 15th of August 1947,he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary in his home state, Uttar Pradesh. He became the Minister of Police and Transport under Govind Ballabh Pant's Chief Ministership. As the Transport Minister, he was the first to appoint women conductors. As the minister in charge of the Police Department, he ordered that police use jets of water instead of lathis to disperse unruly crowds.In 1951, he was made the General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee, when Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India. He was directly responsible for the selection of candidates and the direction of publicity and electioneering activities. He played an important role in the landslide success of the Congress Party in all three General Elections of India of 1952, 1957 and 1962.In 1951, Nehru nominated him to the Rajya Sabha. He served as the Minister of Railways and Transport in the Central Cabinet from 1951 to 1956. In 1956, he offered his resignation after a railway accident at Mahbubnagar that led to one hundred twelve deaths. However, Nehru did not accept his resignation.Later on after three months, he resigned accepting moral and constitutional responsibility for a railway accident at Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu that resulted in one hundred forty four deaths. While speaking in Parliament on the incident, Nehru stated that he was accepting the resignation because it would set an example in constitutional propriety and not because Shastri was in any way responsible for the accident. His unprecedented gesture was greatly appreciated by the citizens.In 1957, Shastri returned to the Cabinet following the General Elections, first as the Minister for Transport and Communications, and then as the Minister of Commerce and Industry.In 1961, he became Union Minister for Home Affairs. As Union Home Minister ,he was instrumental in appointing the Committee on Prevention of Corruption under the Chairmanship of K. Santhanam. Jawaharlal Nehru,the then Prime Minister of India died in office on the 27 th of May 1964 and left a void. The then Congress Party President K. Kamaraj was instrumental in making Shastri Prime Minister on the 9 of June. 1964 and continued to decorate that high office till he died on 11th of January 1966. He is widely remembered as mild-mannered and soft-spoken and a true Nehruvian socialist. He was chosen as Nehru's successor owing to his conciliatory manner. He was a remarkably skilful politician, and defended India well against attack in the second Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. The war was formally ended in the Tashkent Agreement of the 10th of January 1966; and he died the following day, still in Tashkent, of a heart attack on the 11th of January 1966. Shastri was known for his honesty and humility throughout his life. He was the first person to be posthumously awarded the highest civilian award of our country Bharat Ratna in 1966 and a memorial "Vijay Ghat" was built for him in Delhi. Several educational institutes, Shashtri National Academy of Administration (Mussorie) is after his name these were some examples. The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute was named after Shastri due to his role in promoting scholarly activity between India and Canada.In 2005, the Government of India had created a chair in his honour in the field of democracy and governance at Delhi University. It’s strange that few remember that Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 also happens to be Shastri Jayanti-the Birth Anniversary of Late Lal Bahadur Shastri, the former Prime Minister of India who gave India the very slogan of Jai Jawan and Jai Kisan( Victory of youth and Victory of farmers) who will be always remembered for his success in his life. Let us join to pay our respectful homage to that great statesman who lived and died for welfare of our country!


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Birendra Kumar :
Heartly thanxs for always improve our atitude......


April 4,2011.

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