Thursday, 30 July 2015

Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi to Pay Tribute to Sheheed Udhem Singh on His 75th Martyrdom Day

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Chandigarh 30th July:- Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi in collaboration with Punjabi Natak Academy (Regd.), Mohali is going to pay tribute to a National Hero-Sheheed Udhem Singh Sunam, on his 75th Martyrdom day which is on 31st July ,2015 at 6.30 p.m. through a punjabi play " Sheheedi Gatha".
S. Udhem Singh alias Ram Mohemad Singh Azad is famous for his act of bravery when he took revenge of Amritsar Massacre, the slaughter of more than 500 innocent people on Vaisakhi day 1919 at Amritsar in Jallianwala Bagh.

He was brought up in an Orphan Home, Kendri Yeteem Khan Amritsar and when he was 19 old he was one of the voluntaries of Orphan home who were serving drinking water at the Jallianwala when General O Dyer open fire on a public meeting. That tragedy shook Udhem Singh and he left india to join revolutionaries. Once he was caught with illegal weapon and was served prison for more than 4 years. It was that time when he met Bhagat Singh in Lahore jail. He was so determine and committed to avenge the massacre, he changed his identity many times to deceive The British-India policy and ultimately entered UK. There he took various works, from a gardener in the house of Micheal Odwire, the ex-Governer of Punjab who ordered marshal law in Amritsar resulting that infamous massacre.

He also worked as a spot boy in a studio, driver, Mechanical internee under different names.
At last he succeeds in full fill his oath on 13th March 1940 when shot dead Michael and surrendered on the spot declaring his motto. He recorded his statement in the name Ram Momehmend Singh Azad. After court trial he was hanged in Penton Villae prison London on 31st July 1940.
Late S CHARAN Singh Sindhra wrote a beautiful play to narrate the intersting story of the hero "Sheheedi Gatha" ; the story of Martydom. 
Sindhra's grand son Padamdeep Sindhra is presenting this play under his direction supported by Gorav Sharma and Goldy Lamba for technical theatre. This play is full of folk songs of freedom era. Many artists are playing two or more roles to carry on the acting burden.

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