Ludesar

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Map of Ludesar in Sirsa District

Ludesar (लुदेसर) is a Village in Sirsa district in the Indian state of Haryana.

Location

It is situated at approx 30 kms south of Sirsa. It is closer to Rajasthan with its Hanumangarh district nearly 17 km away from Haryana.

The founders

Shri Ladu Ram, who came over a hundred years ago from Bikaner district of Rajasthan, is said to be the founder of this village. Initially its name was Ladusar but in due course of time it changed to Ladesar finally to Ludesar.

Jat Gotras

History

This village has produced a number of freedom fighters. A war memorial has been established by the government in honour of the soldiers, who laid their lives in the defence of Republic of India. At present, more than 100 persons from Ludesar are serving in defence services.

Youths of this remote village are proud of their native village, which has earned the epithet of “dwellings of valiant and intrepid persons”, but find it tough to match the new trends to join the armed forces.

“We want to emulate the path shown by our elders, but lack of adequate exposure and communication gap holds us back from joining the Army”, said a young soldier, Vijender Singh, with a determined look.

The village has an array of memorials announcing the legacy of its gallant persons, which keep its youth steadfastly attracting to join the forces to guard the nation. Inhabitants call the memorial in their lingo ‘bahaduri’.

Recognising the contribution of its men in the World War I, the then British Indian Army set up a memorial in the centre of the village.

It is inscribed, “From the village, 41 men went to the great war 1914-1919. Of these, two gave up their lives”.

Besides, the then British government with a view to win hearts of the people had waived off the tax of the village.

After the end of the World War II, the British government had to once again acknowledge the sacrifices of its natives by raising another memorial. The second memorial has an inscription in Hindi.

It informs that in the World War II (1939-1945), as many 101 men from the village participated. Of them, 11 had martyred. Five of its men had gone to join the Indian National Army, that was raised by Subhash Chandra Bose. They were Bala Ram, Maman Ram, Badri Ram, Tulsi Ram and Ram Krishan. Majority of the villagers are involved in agriculture, and youngsters cherish to join the Army.

But the village elders rued that the number of serving men from the village fell drastically since the end of open recruitment about two decades back.

Post-Independence, the people from the village contributed in various wars. As many as 42 of them had taken part in the 1962 Indo-China war.

While in the 1965 India-Pakistan war, 36 men from the village had participated. Of them, Subedar Vijay Singh had sacrificed his life.

Notable persons

  • Col. Subhash Chander
  • Lt. Renu Bala
  • Hony. Capt Anant Singh
  • Hony. Capt Mahender Singh
  • Hony. Capt Kushal Singh
  • Sub. Vijay Singh
  • Sub. Lekh Ram
  • Hav Bala Ram (Freedom Fighter of Indian National Army raised by Netaji Subhash Chander Bose)
  • Master Jai Bhagwan Jakhar


Population

  • As per 2011 census
  • Total Number of HouseHold : 627
Total Population 3,267 Male 1,717 Female 1,550 Literates 2,007 Illiterate 1,260 Total Worker 1,381 Non Worker 1,886

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