A function was organized on August 1 at Bhakna Bhawan, Chandigarh to commemorate the 6th death anniversary of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet. A large number of people participated in the function. Comrade Joginder Sharma , Central Secretariat Member, CPI(M) was the Chief speaker .
The programme was organized by the Desh Sewak daily. Com. Vijay Misra, CEO, Desh Sewak said that Com. Surjeet was a far sighted leader and he knew that in the near future electronic and print media would be under the control of Corporate sector and that is why he started Daily Desh Sewak to highlight the problems of society and common people. Com. Joginder Sharma , Central Secretariat Member, said that to pursue and expand the ideology of Com. Surjeet would be the best tribute to him. Jogendra Sharma recollected his long association with Com. Surjeet and told that he took his primary membership from him in the year 1970 and he was with him till he breathed his last in the hospital. Com. Sharma further said that Comrade Surrjeet used to say that the RSS and BJP are extremist sections who divide the society . He narrated many instances of Comrade Surjeet’s life starting from Hoshiarpur where he unfurled the Tri-colour on the Collector’s office by removing the Union Jack at a tender age of 16. He told that he was able take quick decisions in the most complex situations. Com. Sharma said that Comrade surjeet had influence in almost all the political parties of India.
Comrades Charan Singh Virdi, Secretary, Punjab State Committee , CPI(M), Bant Brar, Secretary, Punjab State Council of CPI, Dr Joginder Dyal, National Executive Member, CPI, Inderjit Singh, Secretary, Haryana State Committee, CPI(M), Tikender Singh, Deputy Mayor , Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Raghunath Singh, State Sectt. Member, CPI(M), Lehmber Singh Tagger, Ex General Secretary, Punjab Kisan Sabha, , Justice Ajit Singh and S Balwant Singh Ramoowalia , Senior vice President, SAD ( Badal ) also addressed the function.