Letters to the Past: An Ode to Shastri Ji

We asked our readers to write a letter to prominent historical figures and received wonderful entries. The first letter from the series is dedicated to India’s beloved Shastri Ji.  He was known for his trademark leadership style and as a great craftsman of uniting divergent views. Read on to know how our teen delegate expresses his gratitude!

July 15, 2021

Sabarmati, Ahmedabad,

Gujarat, India.

Dear Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji,

You are my shining star, who has taught me to walk on the path of truth and honesty, inspiring me to always be  kind and respectful to others. 

You gave us the slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” and showed us the importance of soldiers and farmers. You lived your life with meaning, giving us a message of “Simple Living, High Thinking.” 

You were the one who protested against the caste system and believed in equality. You taught us to be compassionate, hard-working, and walk the path of integrity.

A big thank you for being our second Prime Minister, for teaching us, and for motivating us with your amazing speeches and life-change quotes. Jai Hind! Jai Bharat!


Bhavya Pandya

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