Lok Sevak Mandal , Kailashpuri, Meerut

Lok Sevak Mandal , Kailashpuri, Meerut

After the establishment of Servants of the People Society at Lahore in 1921, Lalaji devoted his attention to the upliftment of the untouchables, whose rights he continued to champion till the end of his life. In 1924 he deputed five members of the Society to organize work in the Punjab and the western districts ofthe United Provinces for the betterment of the backward classes. As a result of their findings, an All India Achuttoudhar Committee was formed with its headquarters at Delhi.

The land for Kumar Ashram was donated by a local citizen to the Servants of the People Society to construct a building for starting social activities in Meerut city. The Society started Kumar Ashram in 1924 for the stay of poor children, irrespective of their cast, creed and race, coming to Meerut from the neighbouring villages for higher studies. The intention of Lalaji was to provide equal opportunity to all the students for higher studies. In addition to the normal studies, a Government Leather Institute, producing leather goods, was also attached to the Ashram where industrial training was given to the inmates. The Ashram was visited by Shri Algoorai Shastri, Lal Bahadur Shastri as also by Lala Lajpat Rai himself.

With the passage of time, the Ashram became an important wing of Achuttodhar movement. It worked for the eradication of social evils in the society and for the up-liftment of Harijans in educational, social and economic fields.

The spirit of service should become part of our characeras a necessary ingredient in our discipline. Cultivate the habit of service for its own sake, free from all motive and all thought of reward. Service of prisoners, unmindful of the ‘waste of time’ that this entails, feeding, protecting and loving the children of the poor even though they be shabby or filthy, helping woman-kind irrespective of faith, community, colour or nationality and, in general, to serve others, sacrificing one’s own interest - that should be our insignia. 

Lala Lajpat Rai

 

 


There comes a time when you must stand alone you must feel confident and strong enough within.

Lala Lajpat Rai

 

 

You are strong, you are confident and you are capable just do it ! For your selves, for your parents, for your teachers, for your society and for your country, just do it !

Lala Lajpat Rai

Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop and find you true sense of purpose in this life.

Lala Lajpat Rai