a. Lok Sevak Mandal Kendra,
VPO Fatehgarh Panjtur, Teh.Zira (Ferozpur)-142051
b. Servants of the People Society
VPO Gaggal, Distt. Kangra-142051, Ph.01975-208123
Lala Lajpat Rai, founder of Servants of the People Society was on self-exite to England in 1905. Soon after his return to India, there was a devastating earthquake in Kangra District. Without wasting anytime he went straightway to the earthquake affected area alongwith a team of social workers and worked has untiringly in relieving the people from the vicissitudes of nature.
Prior to 1965, the activities of the Himachal Pradesh Centres were carried on by Chandigarh Branch. To commemorate the birth centenary of Lalaji (1865-1965), In 1965 it was decided to raise Lajpat Rai Memorial, as a mark of respect for the ceaseless work done by him during the earthquake, at Village Gaggal, District Kangra.
To construct Lajpat Rai Memorial, a land measuring 25 acres was procured from Gram Panchayat Rachhialoo through Zila Parishad Kangra. The land was fenced with barbed wire and iron angles. electricity and water supply was arranged, approach roads were constructed, a pucca hut was built and 12,000 mixed forest plants were grown.
In 1966 foundation stone of Gaggal Centre was laid by Smt. Lalita Shastri, wife of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, former Prime Minister of India. Shri Ranjit Singh, former M.P. and MLA from Himachal Pradesh and Life Member, Servants of the People Society, was given charge of Himachal Pradesh Centres. Ever since, the Centres have made significant development in carrying out the activities and programmes of the Society.
During the period 2008-10, the Society started another Centre at Bangana in District Una. AShishu Niketan was started with English Medium, as there was no such facility in this backward area, with 20 children in the year 1995. However, this school flourished unexceptionally. Now, the school has grown upto Sr. Secondary School with more than three hundred students very much sought after school in the area due to its excellent standard of education. The centre proposed to have its own building costing about two crore with upto date modern facilities for imparting standard education in a backward area of Himachal Pradesh. As a result of excellent services provided in the field of education, an NGO named Himachal Himatkarash Society, Una awarded a Replica and Citation to the SOPS for excellent work through Padamshri Vijay Chopra, Editor and Proprietor of Hind Group of Newspapers and Hon’ble Krishan Kapoor, Industry Minister, Himachal Pradesh Government.
S.D. POSTGRADUATE ADARSH SANSKRIT COLLEGE DOHGI :
This institution was started in 1928 as Sanskrit Pathshala at Village, Dohgi by the local rural people who were fascinated by the Sanskrit learning. Shri Ranjit Singh took over its charge in 1972 as its President. During the course of this period he worked very hard in cooperation with the local people. Attention of the Central Government was drawn towards the activities of the institution. The Government was convinced by its standard of education, management and facilities provided to the students. Thus it took its ambit of Adarsh yogus scheme and now the Government of India is giving 95% grant-in-aid to this institution.
The college has its own land in the name of the President of India with Administrative Block, a Hall and a number of class rooms, fully equipped with furniture and fixtures. The management committee propose to construct a Hostel for two hundred students separately for boys and girls. The college has its own Library building with thousands of books. The college has more than 300 students on its roll. It imparts Acharya level education in Sanskrit. The college is quite famous in the entire Himachal Pradesh and draws students from every nook and corner of the State. The college students take part in debates, games and other curricular activities of the State and even outside areas. Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi gives scholarships to a number of its students for their outstanding performance and achievements in the field of Sanskrit.
The college is situated in a peaceful and serene atmosphere of Shivalik Hills.