VPO, Dhudike, Teh.Moga-1402053
|The historic village Dhudike is situated in the heart of Malwa region and has produced a number of freedom fighters including Lala Lajpat Rai, the founder of Servants of the People Society. Lalaji was born on 28 January 1865 in a middle class family. The birthplace of Lalaji in Villge Dhudike was discovered only in 1955, by Lala Mohan Lal, Senior Life Member of the Society. For the first time Lalaji’s birthday was celebrated at Dhudike on 28 January 1956. Soon after Lala Lajpat Rai Birthplace Memorial Committee was constituted under the Presidentship of Lal Bahadur Shastri to keep the memory of Lalaji alive.||
|The Committee was registered on 13 November 1956 under the Presidentship of Lal Bahadur Shastri with the following aims:|
1. to celebrate the Birthday of Lala Lajpat Rai every year;
2. to raise a suitable memorial at the Birthplace; and
3. to work for the development of the Village Dhudike.
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Memorial on 28 January 1965 on the 100th Birthday of Lalaji.
The affairs of Dhudike Centre are managed by the Local Advisory Committee. The following activities were undertaken during the period under review:
School, Library and Reading Room:
Lajpat Rai Public School, Dhudike is run by the Memorial Committee. Smt. Joginder Kaur, M.A. B.ed. is the Principal of the School and all the trained staff are giving their full efforts and the result of the school is very encouraging. The campus of the school is very charming. The Committee has arranged all facilities including toilets, ceiling fans and grassy ground for the children. Regularly medical checkup of the children is carried out. The result of school children is above the board average and better than the nearby Government schools. Presently, approximately 256 students are studying in the school. A well equipped Library and Reading Room is available where newspapers and periodicals in English, Punjabi and Hindi are kept for the general people.