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ਮੇਲਾ ਗਦਰੀ ਬਾਬਿਆਂ ਦਾ-2010

Posted in Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Uncategorized with tags , on November 1, 2010 by paash


mela ghadri babeyan da-2010

Patriotism marks beginning of Gadhari Mela

Posted in sant ram udasi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh with tags , on October 30, 2010 by paash

Tribune News Service

Students buy T-shirts of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Jalandhar on Friday
Students buy T-shirts of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Jalandhar on Friday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh
Jalandhar, October 29
The annual 19th Mela Gadhari Babeyan Da began at the local Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall (DBYH) here today. The five-day mela will conclude on the morning of November 2.Amidst loud slogans of ‘jaari rakhna hai sangram’ and ‘shaheedon tuhadi soch te, pehra deyange thok ke’, acting president of Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee Darbara Singh Dhillon inaugurated the mela.
On the first day, students from different schools, from across the state, participated in the singing competition. Patriotic songs highlighting revolutionary freedom fighters like Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Udham Singh, Ghadar Movement, Pash and many others, remained the attraction of the day.

The event was graced by general secretary of the committee, Comrade Naunihal Singh, assistant secretary, Amolak Singh, cultural affairs convener, Gurmit Singh, Comrade Mangat Ram Pasla, Comrade Kulwant Singh Sandhu and many more.

ਮੇਲਾ ਗਦਰੀ ਬਾਬਿਆਂ ਦਾ-2010

Posted in Jaimal Singh Padda, Paash-News Items, Paash-songs, sant ram udasi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh with tags , , , on October 29, 2010 by paash

Paash-on Bhagat Singh

Posted in Shaheed Bhagat Singh on October 27, 2010 by paash

Bhagat Singh,Paash and Sant Ram Udasi posters

Posted in sant ram udasi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh with tags , on October 18, 2010 by paash

ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਖਟਕੜ ਨਾਲ ਇੱਕ ਮੁਲਾਕਾਤ

Posted in amarjit chandan, Darshan Khatkar, Fatehjit, Gurdas Ram Alam, Gursharan Singh, Jaimal Singh Padda, lal singh dil, Paash-Life and Times, sant ram udasi, Sant Sandhu, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, suresh kurl on October 16, 2010 by paash

Himanshu Kumar reading Paash poem-Sab Se Khatarnak

Posted in Paash-In Memory of Paash, Paash-on Youtube, Paash-Recitations, Shaheed Bhagat Singh with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by paash

Apna Pash-documentary on Pash by Rajeev Sharma

Posted in amarjit chandan, Darshan Khatkar, Gursharan Singh, Jaimal Singh Padda, lal singh dil, Paash-23rd March 1988, Paash-As I Remember Paash, Paash-Critical Appreciation, Paash-Films, Paash-In Memory of Paash, Paash-Life and Times, Paash-Listen to Paash, Paash-News Items, Paash-on Youtube, Paash-Pash Memorial International Trust, Paash-Videos, sant ram udasi, Sant Sandhu, Shaheed Bhagat Singh on September 9, 2010 by paash






Bhagat Singh’s uncle Swaran Singh

Posted in Shaheed Bhagat Singh with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by paash

Prime Minister of India

New Delhi

Subject: Death centenary fo an unsung hero of freedom struggle: Swarn Singh

Dear Dr. Manmohan Singh ji,

     I wish to draw your kind attention towards an unsung hero of Indian freedom struggle, whose family is well known for its contribution to the freedom struggle, but whose name has gone to periphery.I wish that Government of India acknowledges and recognizes his contribution to the country by organizing some fitting programmes in his memory at his death centenary, falling in July 2010. Sketch of his life is given below for your kind consideration:

Centenary of an Unsung Hero: Swarn Singh
                           Chaman Lal*

Swarn Singh, who died on 20th July, 1910,according to Malwinderjit Singh Waraich, author of many books on revolutionaries and revolutionary freedom movement of India, was the younger
uncle of Bhagat Singh. Incidentally Swarn Singh died at almost same age-23 years, as Bhagat Singh kissed the gallows around same age.

   Swarn Singh, the youngest son of S. Arjan Singh was born in 1887 at
Khatkar Kalan , exact date of birth is not yet known. Along with his elder brothers-Kishan Singh,father of Bhagat Singh and Ajit Singh, close associate of Lala Lajpat Rai and Sufi Amba Prasad, he also got his education from Saidas Anglo Vedic school Jalandhar. As Kishan Singh and Ajit Singh were both active in freedom struggle, so Swarn Singh also followed their path. He was particularly associated with Ajit Singh’s activities in Lahore, like organizing Bharat Mata society and ‘Mohabbatan-e-Watan’ and focusing on peasant problems of those days. Ajit Singh used to bring out lot of literature in Urdu and English those days and Swarn Singh played major role in publishing activities.He was accused for publishing and selling books and
pamphlets like—‘Bandar Bant’,’Divide and Conquor’, “Peshwa’,Hindustan Mein Angrezi hakumat’,’Ghadar’, ‘Baghi Masih’, ‘Amanat mein Khayanat’ and many others Because of his activities, he was also jailed many times and caught tuberculosis in jail. In a book edited by well known historian Dr. Ganda Singh for Punjabi University Patiala-‘Seditious Literature in The Panjab’, all the intelligence reports of those days, collected in the book, give vivid description of Swarn Singh’s activities and also refer to his being at
the advanced stage of consumption, because of which he could not be tried for certain cases against him. So it is clear that Swarn Singh dedicated his life to nation, though he came from a well to do family and because of jail sufferings, he became consumptive, he did not receive any proper treatment for that and passed away on 20th July 1910, at the age of just 23 years.

      Veerender Sandhu, author of family history of Bhagat Singh in Hindi has referred to Swarn Singh as being appointed Superintendent of an orphanage in Lahore in 1905, where lot many orphan children were brought by his elder brother Kishan Singh from Rajputana, because of severe drought there. Swarn Singh turned out this orphanage into a revolutionary training centre for children. He became a propaganda secretary of ‘Bharat Mata Society’ established by his elder brother Ajit Singh. After Ajit Singh’s deportation to Mandalay jail in Burma in 1907, Swarn Singh published his anti British articles from Lahore and he was convicted on 20th July 1907 and
sentenced to one and half year imprisonment, where he caught consumption. He was tortured in jail by putting him with Mahasha Ghasita Ram for drawing water from well like oxen are put up. He refused to obey the illegal orders and he was confined to isolated cell for long time.

   Swarn Singh was married to Bibi Hukam Kaur, who suffered silently, while he was in jail, rather than celebrating his married life with her and later she lived a widowed life for 56 years, dyeing without an issue in 1966.All her affections she gave to Bhagat singh, who was also very caring of both of his aunts. Harnam Kaur, also without an issue, waited for 38 years for the return of her husband Ajit Singh from exile, who returned to India in March 1947, only to be with her for last six months of his life, passing away in Dalhousie on 15th August 1947, at the dawn of independence.

   The whole family fo Bhagat singh served the nation. His grandfather Arjan Singh trained his three sons and grandson Bhagat Singh for serving the nation.In fact Bhagat Singh was pledged to nation by his grandfather on his thread ceremony in early childhood. Bhagat Singh’s father suffered jail terms many times as Congress party activist and remained member of Punjab Assembly during 1937 elections.  Kishan Singh’s younger brother Ajit Singh remained deported and exiled for nearly four decades. Ajit Singh’s younger
brother Swarn Singh was no less active than other members of his family in patriotism and suffering for nation, however he remained most unknown and least talked about. It is time for the nation to acknowledge and recognize Swarn Singh’s selfless service to the nation and his contribution to freedom struggle by celebrating his death centenary in a befitting manner. Would the people’s organizations and Govt. of India and Punjab pay attention towards
their long delayed duty in this regard?

Chaman Lal

Professor,Centre of Indian Languages

J.N.U.,New Delhi-110067


I am attaching the photograph of Swarn Singh and his widow Hukum Kaur for records.

With kind regards

Chaman Lal

Professor Chaman Lal,Chairperson
Centre of Indian Languages(SLL&CS)
JNU,New Delhi-110067

Remembering Sukhdev

Posted in Shaheed Bhagat Singh with tags , , , , on May 15, 2010 by paash

ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਘਰ ਦੇਣ ਲਈ ਤਿਆਰ: ਭਾਰਤ ਭੂਸ਼ਨ

ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਦੇ ਜਨਮ ਦਿਨ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਸੈਮੀਨਾਰ

ਟ੍ਰਿਬਿਊਨ ਨਿਊਜ਼ ਸਰਵਿਸ
ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ, 14 ਮਈ

ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਦੇ ਜਨਮ ਦਿਨ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਵਨ ’ਚ ਹੋਏ ਸੈਮੀਨਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਸੰਬੋਧਨ ਕਰਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਡਾ. ਅਨੂਪ ਸਿੰਘ 

ਜੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਮੁਹੱਲਾ ਨੌਘਰਾ ਸਥਿਤ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਦੇ ਜੱਦੀ ਘਰ ਨੂੰ ਕੌਮੀ ਯਾਦਗਾਰ ਦੇ ਰੂਪ ਵਿਚ ਉਸਾਰਨਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਦਾ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਇਸ ਥਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਰੂਪ ਵਿਚ ਦਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਤਿਆਰ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਐਲਾਨ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਦੇ ਭਤੀਜੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਭੂਸ਼ਨ ਥਾਪਰ ਨੇ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਯਾਦਗਾਰ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਦੇ 104ਵੇਂ ਜਨਮ ਦਿਨ ਮੌਕੇ ਅੱਜ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਵਨ ਵਿਚ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਗਏ ਸਮਾਗਮ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕੀਤਾ।
ਸਮਾਗਮ ਨੂੰ ਸੰਬੋਧਨ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਕਨਵੀਨਰ ਡਾ. ਹਰਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਭਾਵੇਂ ਭਾਰਤ ਨੂੰ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਹੋਇਆਂ 63 ਸਾਲ ਹੋ ਗਏ ਹਨ ਪਰ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਦੇ ਜਨਮ ਸਥਾਨ ਦੀ ਦਿੱਖ ਨੂੰ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਅਜੇ ਤੱਕ ਕੁਝ ਨਹੀਂ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਸਾਲ 2004 ਵਿੱਚ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ਾਂ ਸਦਕਾ ਇਥੇ ਸਮਾਰਕ ਦਾ ਨਿਰਮਾਣ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ ਪਰ  2007 ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਇਸ ਥਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕੌਮੀ ਯਾਦਗਾਰ ਵਜੋਂ ਉਸਾਰਨ ਦਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਵਾਅਦਾ ਅਜੇ ਤੱਕ ਪੂਰਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋਇਆ।
ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਦੇ ਭਤੀਜੇ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਥਾਪਰ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਆਪਣੇ ਜੱਦੀ ਘਰ ਦੇ ਇਕਲੌਤੇ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਵਾਰਸ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਇਸ ਥਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਯਾਦਗਾਰ ਸਥਾਪਤ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਦਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਵੀ ਤਿਆਰ ਹਨ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਬੇਰੁਖੀ ਦਿਖਾਉਣ ਕਾਰਨ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਾਫੀ ਰੋਸ  ਹੈ।
ਸਮਾਗਮ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਪੜ੍ਹੇ ਗਏ ਪੇਪਰ ਵਿਚ ਪ੍ਰਸਿੱਧ ਚਿੰਤਕ ਡਾ. ਅਨੂਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਅਤੇ ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੋਸ਼ੀਲੇ ਪਰ ਸਮਝਦਾਰ ਇਨਕਲਾਬੀ ਨੌਜਵਾਨ ਸਨ ਜੋ ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਅਤੇ ਲਾਚਾਰੀ ਨੂੰ ਪੂਰੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਖਤਮ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਚਾਹਵਾਨ ਸਨ।
ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਜਨਰਲ ਸਕੱਤਰ ਡਾ. ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਖੇੜੀ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਦੀ ਵਿਚਾਰਧਾਰਾ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਸਾਹਿਤ ਨੂੰ ਆਮ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਤੱਕ ਪਹੁੰਚਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ਾਂ ਜਾਰੀ ਰਹਿਣਗੀਆਂ। ਸਮਾਗਮ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਦੀ ਵਿਚਾਰਧਾਰਾ ਉਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ–ਉਤਰ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਵੀ ਕਰਵਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਜਿਸ ਵਿਚ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਸਖਸ਼ੀਅਤਾਂ ਪ੍ਰੋ. ਏ.ਕੇ. ਮਲੇਰੀ, ਮਿੱਤਰ ਸੈਨ ਮੀਤ, ਮਾਸਟਰ ਹਰੀਸ਼ ਪੱਖੋਵਾਲ, ਸਮਸ਼ੇਰ ਨੂਰਪੁਰੀ, ਮਾਸਟਰ ਜਸਦੇਵ ਲਲਤੋਂ, ਕਸਤੂਰੀ ਲਾਲ, ਡਾ. ਪਰਮਿੰਦਰ, ਧਰਮਬੀਰ, ਰਾਜਵਿੰਦਰ ਅਤੇ ਵਿਨੋਦ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਲਾਲੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਵਿਚਾਰਾਂ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਾਵਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ।
ਜ਼ਿਕਰਯੋਗ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਾਦਲ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਦੇ ਨੌਘਰਾ ਸਥਿਤ ਜਨਮ ਸਥਾਨ ਦੇ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਲਈ ਸਾਲ 2007–08 ਵਿਚ ਆਪਣੇ ਅਖਤਿਆਰੀ ਕੋਟੇ ’ਚੋਂ ਭੇਜੀ 10 ਲੱਖ ਰੁਪਏ ਦੀ ਗਰਾਂਟ ਹਾਲਾਂ ਵੀ ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਦੇ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਕੋਲ ਅਣ–ਵਰਤੀ ਪਈ ਹੈ। ਗ੍ਰਾਂਟ ਦੇ ਹਾਲਾਂ ਤੱਕ ਖਰਚੇ ਨਾ ਜਾਣ ਦਾ ਕਾਰਨ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸੁਖਦੇਵ ਦੇ ਜਨਮ ਸਥਾਨ ਦੇ ਨਿੱਜੀ ਮਾਲਕੀ ’ਚ ਹੋਣਾ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ।


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