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Thakur Pyarelal Singh Samman
The founder of the labor movement in Chhattisgarh and the leader of the cooperative movement Thakur Pyarelal was born on December 21, 1891 in Daihan village of Rajnandgaon district. Father's name was Deendayal Singh and mother's name was Narmada Devi. Your education took place in Rajnandgaon and Raipur. You got higher education in Nagpur and Jabalpur and passed the Advocacy examination in 1916. From childhood, you were enchanted by the intellectual and national ideology.
In 1906, he came in contact with the revolutionaries of Bengal and started the promotion of revolutionary literature and organizing the students organized the slogan of Vande Mataram at the time of the procession. In 1909, the Saraswati Library was established. In 1920, Rajnandgaon raised a voice against the exploitation of mill owners, in which the workers won. You awakened the public for local movements and the national movement.
From 1925 you started living in Raipur. You operated a number of activities like drinking in shops of liquor shops in Chhattisgarh, Hindu-Muslim unity, breaking salt law, and Dalit uplift. While serving the country many times you went to jail. To break the morale, your house was raided and all the goods were filled up, but you did not fall.
Between political storms in 1937 Raipur municipality was elected president. In order to organize the weavers of Chhattisgarh in 1945, Chhattisgarh Weaver Cooperative Association was established under your leadership. You are also active towards the removal of migrant Chhattisgarh from exploitation and atrocities. Due to ideological differences, you have joined the Kisan Mazdoor Party of Acharya Kripalani, except the party.
In 1952, Raipur was elected to the Legislative Assembly and became the leader of the Opposition. You extended the Bhoodan and Sarvodaya movement of Vinoba Bhave to Chhattisgarh. On October 20, 1954, you went away after being unwell at Bhutan Chhattisgarh government has established Thakur Pyarelal Singh honors for his outstanding performance in the field of co-operative in his memory.