Though there are several magnificent sites in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, I was personally quite fascinated to visit Shastri Monument at the Shastri Street. It is a tribute to India’s former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who passed away in Tashkent on January 11, 1966, a day after signing peace treaty called ‘Tashkent Declaration’ with Pakistan President Muhammad Ayub Khan. The Declaration concluded the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965.
I learnt about this monument a whole ago through news channels when PM Narendra Modi visited the site to pay his homage. Our learned guide, Tamara Muhtarulina from GES Travel, took us around the area and also showed us the hotel where Shastri died. “He’s a well-known figure in Uzbekistan. Shastri Monument is mostly thronged with people in the evening when it is illuminated,” Tamara told me.
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(The writer was invited to explore Uzbekistan by the Embassy of Uzbekistan, New Delhi)
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