Surrey: Hardarshan Memorial International Trust Canada with the Collaboration of Punjabi Adbi Sangat Literary Society of Canada (regd.) held a special event at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall Surrey in memory of the 100th Anniversary of the Gadhar Movement and to mark the 136th birth anniversary of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh. 3 books on the movement – tilted Gadhar Lehar di Kahanee’ and ‘Gadhari Yodhe’ ‘Gadhar di Goonj te Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh’ edited by well-known writer and Scholar S. Jaiteg Singh Anant were released.
S. Sardool Singh (St. Louis, USA), son of the great freedom fighter Gyani Nahar Singh was awarded the ‘Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Memorial Award’. Gian Singh Sandhu and Daljit Singh Sandhu from Vancouver were presented with ‘Shaheed Bhag Singh’ and ‘Shaheed Mewa Singh Memorial’ awards. Similarly, great grandson of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh, Bhai Jujar Singh (London, UK) and Gyani Jagdeesh Singh (Surrey) were awarded with ‘Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha’ and ‘Shaheed Bhai Balwant Singh Khurdpur’ Memorial awards respectively. Also presented with memorial awards were: Dr. Gurparkash Singh (St. Louis, USA), grandson of Gyani Nahar Singh given Baba Vaisakha Singh memorial award; Bibi Hardeep Kaur (London, UK) granddaughter of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh given Bibi Gulab Kaur memorial award; Bibi Iqbal Kaur (Covendale, USA), granddaughter of Gyani Nahar Singh given Gyani Nahar Singh memorial award; well- known poet S. Avtar Singh Adampuri (Washington) given Baba Nidhan Singh Chuga memorial award and S. Amrik Singh Hundal given Bhai Harcharan Singh memorial award.
These awards were presented by well-known and eminent personalities from Canada, and included Master Ujagar Singh, Davinder Singh Grewal, Jaiteg Singh Anant, Jagjeet Singh Thakar, S. Gian Singh Sandhu (Founder president of the World Sikh Organisation), Kundan Singh Saajan, Rajinder Singh Dhaliwal, Harkirat Singh Kullar, Makhan Singh Sandhu and famous TV and radio host Harpreet Singh. Also on this occasion, paintings and pictures of Sikh martyrs (Shaheeds) were displayed in the form of an exhibition, along with those historical letters beginning in 1920-22 from the dark jails of Rajmundary ( Andhara Pradesh) Prison were also displayed for the congregation to view. The event was attended in large numbers by well-known personalities including writers, philosophers, researchers, media and management committees of all local gurdwaras.