Lal Bahadur Shastri (2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966) served as the second Prime Minister of India. He promoted the White Revolution – a national campaign to increase the production and supply of milk – by supporting the Amul milk co-operative of Anand, Gujarat and creating the National Dairy Development Board. Underlining the need to boost India's food production, Shastriji also promoted the Green Revolution in India in 1965. This led to an increase in food grain production, especially in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
He led the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. His slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" ("Hail to the soldier; Hail to the farmer") became very popular during the war. The war formally ended with the Tashkent Agreement on 10 January 1966; he died the following day, still in Tashkent, with the cause of his death in dispute; it was reported to be a cardiac arrest, but his family was not satisfied with the proffered reason. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna. In this issue, we have given some of his quotable quotes.
This month, our front page covers an interesting story “God Does Exist – The Tea Shop”.
In happenings section, we have covered (i) Workshop on “Traditional Siddha Varma Bone setting Practices (ii) Repairing of biogas plants (iii) Inauguration of Surabhi Research and Resource Center along with Panchagavya Chiktsa camp (iv) Paper presentations and interview on All India Radio, Tirunelveli and (v) Media coverage etc.
In the wisdom section Rev.Jackson says that only the empowered people will be able to save the Earth, Brad Erickson, editor of the book “Call to Action” appeals everyone to turn their spark into fire and finally Paul Watson, Environmental activist laments that we are ignoring the crisis of Mother Earth by remaining passive.
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