Shaheed Udahm Singh Memorial Bhawan Society, Sector 44-D, Chandigarh
The lovers of Shaheed Udham Singh alias Ram Mohammad Singh Azad, S/Shri Fauja Singh Thind, Nanak Chand Kamboj, Karnail Singh Josan, Gian Singh and Bhagat Singh Nandha in its preliminary meeting dated 04-09-1977, thought seriously that there is no bhawan in the name of great Martyr Udham Singh at Chandigarh as well as in Punjab and Haryana. They resolved that the society in the name of shaheed Udham Singh should be formed to erect a BHAWAN in his memory at Chandigarh. After working out the modalities, they constituted a committee on 05- 02-1978 of the following office bearers and members
Activities Of The Societies
The society has been organizing at least three function every year namely Gaurav Diwas ( 13 March ) when the great martyr shot dead Sir Michel O. Dwyer, in London. Shaheedi diwas on 31 On these occasions the photos are taken and proceedings are got published in the newspapers.
Aims And Objective Of The Society
1)To construct memorial, Bhawans of the martyrs 2) To spread the philosophy of secularism, patriotism, expounded by the martyrs during their lifetime. 3) To arrange for the preparation and pollution of the historical and biographical literature on martyrs in principal Indian languages. 4) To arrange cultural and sports meet in memory of great martyrs. 5) To arrange institution of learning. 6) To offer prices, awards, scholarships, stipend and to give grant with a view to furthering the aims and objectives of the societies listed above and advancement of education. 7) To acquire and own moveable and immovable properties for furtherance of the aims and objectives of the societies. 8) Take all steps to adopt all search measures as might me deemed necessary to carry out the aforesaid aims and objectives The society applied for the allotment of a plot to the Estate Office, U.T Chandigarh On 19-08-1982 for establishing memorial in the name of Shaheed Udam Singh. The U.T administration raised a number of objections time and again. The attitude of U.T Administration was not sympathetic and after a lapse 19 year. The plot measuring 1002.6 Sq. Yd. was allotted at higher rates in sector 41-b on 25-09-2001. That sight was not suitable and the society applied for change of the site. This request was accepted and a plot measuring 1997 Sq.Yd. was allotted in sector 41-C, V.4 Road, Chandigarh on 16-01-03. Approximately a sum of Rs. 1.07 crores has been collected from the public. Out of this duration Rs. 60 Lac have been deposited as cost of land and ground rent. The balance amount has been spent on the construction of the basement and ground floor. Two stories are still to be constructed. The approximate estimated cost of the completion of this project is about Rs. 3 crores. It is worthwhile to mention here that Late Giani Teja Singh and S. Fauja Singh Thind and Sh. Nawab Chand Kamboj played a major role for allotment of plot and in the functioning of the society.