KURTHA (Bihar), LUDHIANA (Punjab): The birth anniversary of martyr Jagdev Prasad, known as the Lenin of Bihar, was celebrated on the premises of Kurtha sub-divisional office from 2 to 4 February. Rashtriya Shahid Jagdev Prasad Mela was organized under the leadership of Prof Jairam Prasad Kushwaha, national president of Shoshit Samaj Dal. Addressing the inaugural function, S.R. Singh, national president of Arjak Sangh, and other speakers recalled the life and works of Jagdev Prasad. They said that by founding the Shoshit Samaj Dal in Patna on 25 August 1967, Jagdev Babu sent out the message that the OBCs, Dalits, Tribals and minorities could become the rulers of the country if they forged a common front. Cultural programmes formed part of the mela.
In Ludhiana, a function was organized by the Samrat Ashok Club. A procession was taken out from Pippal Chowk, which reached the Hargovind School via Ambedkar Nagar, Ajit Nagar, Sarpanch Colony, Gyaraspur Park and Surjit Nagar. Social activists recalled the contribution of martyr Jagdev Prasad. Among those present were Sudarshan Bauddha, Raj Kushwaha, Mahesh Chauhan, Raj Kumar Vakil, Dr Ram Chander, Ravindra Kumar, Ram Kripal Verma, M.P. Maurya, Badri Verma, Shailendra Premi and Rahul Kumar. -Upendra Pathik / Rajesh Manchal
Published in the March 2015 issue of the Forward Press magazine
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