HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender Remote
Great Leaders
Lal Bahadur Shastri Lala Lajpat Rai
Motilal Nehru Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Rajaji M.S. Golwalkar
Major Sections
Biographies of Great Indians & Hindus
* Freedom Fighters
* Great Kings
* Gods & Goddesses
* Sages,Rushis & Saints
* Scientists & Philosophers
* Great  Devotees
* Great Poets
* Great Leaders
* Great Personalities

LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI

Strong and Self-respecting

Courage and self-respect were two virtues, which took deep root in him from his childhood. While in Kashi, he went with his friends to see a fair on the other bank of the Ganga. On the way back he had no money for the boat fare. His self-respect did not allow him to ask his friends for money. He slipped from their company without their knowledge. His friends forgot him in their talk and boarded the boat. When the boat had moved away, Lal Bahadur jumped into the river; as his friends watched breathlessly he swam to the other bank safely.

Though Lal Bahadur was, a man of small build, he was unusually strong. His moral strength was even greater. As in water so in life he swam quite successfully. Twice he was about to be drowned but was saved. It is said that when he was saved the second time, he had his teacher’s three-year-old baby on his shoulders.

Lal Bahadur acquired virtues likeboldness, love of adventure, patience, self-control, courtesy and selflessness in hischildhood.

Even as a boy he loved to read books. He read whatever books he came across, whether he understood them or not. He was fond of Guru Nanak's verses.

He used to repeat the following lines often:

"0 Nanak! Be tiny like grass,

For other plants will whither away, but grass will remain ever green."

Back ] Up ] Next ]

Lal Bahadur swam to safety
About Lal Bahadur Shastri
Introduction
'After Nehru, Who?'
Lal Bahadur Shastri
'Bharat Ratna'
The Fatherless Child
The Loving Grandfather
You are Here! Strong and Self-respecting
The Lesson
Tilak and Gandhiji
The young Satyagrahi
'The Servants Of The People Society'
Freedom's Solider
Sense Of Honour
In Prison Again
A New Arena
The Responsibility Of Freedom
The Minister For Railways
'I am Responsible'
The Homeless Home Minister
Not A Slave To Position
Back In The Cabinet
The Prime Minister
A Shield For India's Honour
The Rann Of Kutch
'Force Will Be Met With Force
'China Cannot Frighten us'
Tashkent - Treaty
Shastriji Is Immortal
This site is part of Dharma Universe LLC websites.
Copyrighted 2009-2014, Dharma Universe.