Amritsar, May 19, 2013: The “Shradhanjali Sabha” of Mathura Dass Arora, father of Dr Rajneesh Arora Vice Chancellor Punjab Technical University (PTU), was held at Prem Ashram School, Beri Gate, Amritsar on Sunday.
Arora had died after prolonged illness on May 15.
He is survived by his wife Sumitra Devi and son Dr. Rajneesh Arora. He donated his eyes to the Government Medical College, Amritsar.
Several social, religious, academic and political personalities paid homage to him during the sabha. The Rasam of Pagri was performed by his son Dr. Rajneesh Arora.
Mathura Dass Arora was a staunch Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) activist since childhood. He was arrested at an age of 16 years for participating in “Satyagraha” agitation. He also remained in jail for nearly five months. He was extremely humble personality. Throughout his life, he always fought for the rights of the common man.
The condolence messages sent by several colleges affiliated to PTU, GNDU were read during the “Shradhanjali Sabha” and it was said that Mathura Dass Arora was a living legend. He always worked for the betterment of the society and he will remain a source of inspiration for the generations to come. State President BJP Kamal Sharma also sent the condolence message, which was read during the Sabha.
During this “Shradhanjali Sabha”, Avinash Rai Khanna, MP Rajya Sabha, Anil Joshi, Minister of Industry and Technical Education and Industrial Training, Tarun Chug, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Amritsar Central, Manoranjan Kalia, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Jalandhar Central, Baldev Raj Chawla and Laxmi Kanta Chawla both former Health Minister Punjab, Master Mohan Lal former Transport Minister Punjab, Narotam Dev Ratti former Chairman Punjab Khadi Board, Bakshi Ram, Mayor Amritsar, Kishore Kant RSS Prant Pracharak, Dr. H.S. Soch former VC GNDU, Dr. H.S.Bains, Registrar PTU, Dr. Inderjit Singh Registrar Guru Nanak Dev University, Ashok Sharma Former Additional Session Magistrate , Er. HR Singla Director General Lovely Professional University, Puran Prabha Sharma, former principal HMV Jalandhar and Director Schools DAVMC, New Delhi, Industrialist Kamna Raj Aggarwal past president CII Punjab, Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, Dean Academics PTU, Dr AP Singh Dean RIC PTU, Dr. Balkar Singh Dean College Development PTU paid their homage to the departed soul.