S. Isher Singh
Prasher was only son of Sh. Basant lall and Smt. Utami Devi, was
born on 31st March 1915 at Deharu, Distt Jalandhar. He got his
primary education from his village school. Then matriculation from
A. S. College Khanna in 1931. His father was a qualified overseer
and he wanted to be his only son an engineer, but the destiny had
written something else in his luck. On the day of interviews he fell
ill, so he could not appear for the interview. He was very good in
drawing he started his career as a painter.
He shifted to Ludhiana and started to work as clerk in
district board for Rs.15/- a month. He worked their up to 1937. After serving at
various places and on different job ultimately he started
“Dastkar” in 1940 from his home village. The paper was printed at
Gianni press the owner was S. Arjan Singh Jandu. Because of
the village background. Both have seen the life of artisan in
village. They had seen exploitation of our brethrens. So both
tried to create awareness among Ramgarhia about their
rights. Then he shifted to Ludhiana. In 1943 he formed a
Ramgarhia Organization and enroll prominent Ramgarhia of
Ludhiana as member like Sh. Naurhia Singh Kalsi, S. Jagat
Singh Jandu and others.
“Dastkar” became poplar among the peoples of Ludhiana, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Amritsar,
Syalkot, Delhi, Mumbai, Assam, Utter
Pradesh etc. He had also contributed his energy and finance
to started Ramgarhia School in 1943. In 1945 he had worked
the election campaign of S. Inder Singh Kanpuri. With his
untiring efforts Kanpuri win the election. He offered him a
post of sectary for Punjab State but he humbly refused it.
partition In 1947, he had helped to settle Ramgarhias who came empty handed from
Pakistan after loosing all their assets and belonging at
Pakistan. He formed
“West Punjab Industrial Association.” and helped the Ramgarhias to
get allotment of industrial unit which the Pakistani people had left
here in India. In 1949 the Giani Zail Singh became the Minister.
Then with the efforts of S. Isher Singh, Giani ji was honoured in
Ludhiana in a big function.
Isher Singh established many organization time to time to create
awareness and help Ramgarhias so that the community may get benefit of
the Government policies. In 1943 he had tried to organize “Ramgarhia
Conference” but could not succeed, he had worked as delegate for
congress party for several years, Gen. Sectary Ludhiana Journalist
Association etc. He had formed "Vishvkarma House Building Cooperative
Society". This was highly appreciated by The chairman improvement trust,
and the chief minister S. Partap Singh Kairon. But due to
misunderstanding between the members, It also flopped. Then he
formed "Friends Bicycle Cooperative Society" for the sale of bicycle
components. But it also had the same fate. In 1980 when Giani Zail
Singh ji contest for M.P. He helped him with all his means. He
formed "Ramgarhia International Congress". This was supported by
international Ramgarhias. When Gianni ji became the First President of
India. Prasher ji send thanks letter to then Prime Minster of
India Smt. Indra Gandhi ji
Prasher ji had visited England, America, Canada and Kenya to create
awareness among ramgarhias. He had published in "20sadi de ramgarhiay"
which is highly apperciated by ramgarhias of the world. He
was a nidhrak journalist. When Giani Zail Singh declared "tankhaya"
from Akal Takhat then prasher ji distributed leaflet in favour of
Giani ji. S. Isher Singh Panesar was married to Smt. Chand Kaur Deogan in
1933. The couple is blessed with 2 sons and three daughters.