Punjabi Biradari Welfare
First of all the Punjabi Biradari Welfare Society (Regd), Dehradun, pays rich tribute to Late Shri Roshan Lal Makin and Makin Family for their contribution to the Society. Late Shri Roshan Lal Ji was one of the founder members of the Society and had a vision to see that Society has its own community hall cum office. To fulfill this dream Makinji donated Plot No.175/8, Rajpur Road, Dehradun to the Society. It was due to Makinji?s vision that unexpected things are turning into reality. The Society will always remain indebted to Late Shri Roshan Lal Makin and Makin Parivar.
The Punjabi Biradari Welfare Society came into existence in 1978-79 for the for the welfare of any person displaced from the West Pakistan or their descendants, coming from Punjab and settled in Rajpur or adjoining areas of the district Dehradun. At inception the Society has his address 140-A, Rajpur Road, Jakhan, Dehradun. The founder members of the Society were Sh Roshan lal Makin, Sh. Mohan Lal Makin, Sh. Ram Avtar Oberoi and Sh. V.P. Gupta. The Society was registered under The Societies Registration Act, 1860 vide registration No.281/1982-83 dated 11/06/1982.
In 1999 under the Dynamic leadership of than President Late Shri Braham Bhushan Sharma, new constitution was formulated whereunder the Aims and Objectives of the Society were also reformulated and it includes:
To promote Social and Cultural interaction between members and their families with a view to create Brotherhood, fellow feeling and goodwill; To establish social contacts with similar societies from different areas of Dehradun; To provide a present to the member of the Society on the occasion of marriage of his children; To provide meals for 25 persons on the first day of demise in a member’s family, if he agrees for the same; To establish a charitable Hospital and provide medical aid and run Oxygen Bank, as and when sufficient funds are available; To provide Scholarship for the education of poor deserving students; To address common problems to the concerned authorities and obtain relief for benefit of all members; To undertake any other social welfare activities.
The Society also pays special thanks to Shri Ganesh Joshi, MLA, Rajpur Constituency for generously sanctioning Rs.9.36 lakh under the Vidhayak Nidhi Scheme for construction of community hall of the Society. The construction of hall is already completed and already been inaugurated on Baisakhi, 2011. The community hall is being constructed with an aim to help people from all communities to have a venue for their gatherings and other functions.
Mr. Man Mohan Kumar Sabharwal, the present General Secretary of the Society had a dream to bring all punjabis together through easily assessable medium. He wanted all the members of the Society to come together and share their views through a forum. He expressed his desire to his daughter Mrs. Monika Kapur and it took no time for their dream to turn into reality. She along with her husband worked hard to fulfill his dream. In result, the Society has its own website which includes a forum for discussions. Mr. Sabharwal, a man who needs no introduction, is continuously working for the betterment of the Society. He has served the Society at different posts. He is also active member of Uttrakhand Punjabi Biradari Mahasabha. Hope this little step will help us to achieve greater heights in time to come.