Chandigarh, January 5: Hours before shooting himself dead, Inderpreet Singh Chadha, who was heading Humble Charities, an NGO at Gurdwara Pratakh Darshan on the premises of the PGIMER, called his assistants and asked if there was any requirement for children and patients enrolled with the NGO. Inderpreet Singh was the son of expelled president of Chief Khalsa Diwan Charanjit Singh Chadha.
Still in disbelief, Manvinder Singh Sandhu, a volunteer of the NGO, said: “Chadha ji called me and another volunteer Suchit Taneja yesterday morning and asked if the children needed blankets, books or stationary. He also enquired about the availability of medicines to be distributed among poor patients.”
Popularly know as Chadha Babaji among children, Interpreet Singh had, on December 30, issued advance stipend to nearly 40 children, a majority of them orphans who are being given free education by the NGO. On hearing the news of Inderpreet’s suicide, the children were inconsolable. They are now facing an uncertain future.
Girls staying at the gurdwara said they might not be able to continue their studies. Some of them feared that they might have to leave the gurdwara as funds would dry up soon.
Taneja, Manvinder Singh and Jaswinder Kaur, all volunteers, and Tarsem Singh, a kar sewak from Sant Baba Labh Singh Trust, were seen helplessly addressing the grouse of poor patients, who could not get medicine from the gurdwara dispensary today.
According to Jaswinder Kaur, 705 patients are currently enrolled with the NGO. A majority of them are kidney patients from J&K, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
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