Servants of the People Society
Servants of the People Society is a non-profit organization founded by
Lala Lajpat Rai, a prominent leader in the Indian Independence movement, in 1921. The society is devoted to "enlist and train national missionaries for the service of the motherland".
"The Society was initially started with the Tilak School of Politics in 1921, to train those who would work in the political field. The state of the country during 1921 engendered a war atmosphere in which normal priorities had to be waived. The initiates pledged to serve the Society and were bound only by their word and sense of honor and of duty."
The organization's programs today include providing a forum for farmers to sell their produce in cities, providing
artisansfrom rural areas with a place to sell their services and products in cities. The non-profit is also involved in educationand family healthcampaigns. Lal Bahadur Shastri, second prime minister of India, was a life long member of the society [ [http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/greatleaders/shastri/page10.htm Shastri's biography by FreeIndia.org] ]
* [http://servantspeople.org/ Official Site for the Society]
* [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030614/cth3.htm "Tribune India" newspaper's write up about the society]
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