Saskaar: 2pm on 27/12/16 (Tues) at Templer Crematorium Seremban | Malaysia
Hardial Singh, a former headmaster and Seremban gurdwara president, passed away today. He was 85.
Hardial was a former headmaster of Rantau and Labu secondary schools.
The present Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan Mohamad Mohammad Hassan was among his students.
Hardial served in various capacities at Gurdwara Sahib Seremban (GSS) between 1985 to 2002. He had stints as president, Vice President, secretary and treasurer.
“He was mentor to most of our current youth who are in the gurdwara committee,” said one active volunteer.
He was also a founding member of the 300 years Khalsa Welfare Fund NS in 1999 and established the gurdwara’s library.
Hardial began his teaching career in Port Dickson. Later, he was appointed as headmaster at Rantau Secondary School and then continued at Labu Secondary School. He retired in 1983 after 33 years of service.
“In that time he was a popular and dynamic Headmaster, much respected and loved by staff, students and the wider community.
“Under his guidance, Rantau won state championships in hockey, netball and football year after year, a great achievement for a rural school. He instilled pride and confidence in all his students and is loved and remembered by all of them,” according to an article prepared by the family.
Hardial was also said to be the driving force behind researching and publishing a book about the Sikhs of Negeri Sembilan.
He was also involved in the Rotary Club of Seremban.
Name: Hardial Singh s/o Rashpal Singh
Born: 21 Feb 1931
Demise: 26 Dec 2016
Saskaar: 2pm on 27/12/16 (Tues) at Templer Crematorium Seremban
Cortege timing: Cortege leaves residence at 12pm on 27/12-16 (Tues) No 2, Jalan BU 11/17, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Message from family: He was a loving husband and father, an eldest brother who raised his younger siblings and was a father to them as well, and a friend to many people from all walks of life. He will be loved and remembered fondly by so many people for all his achievements as well as his sheer goodness and likeability, his great sense of humour, his love of sport, his generosity and wisdom. We mourn the passing of a great man, but as the old proverb says, “Say not in grief ‘He is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was. ”
Contact: Amret 012.330 8047, Pat 016 l.600 5325, Gurmit 012.383 6713
Asia Samachar | Entry: 26 Dec 2016, 00:50 | Source: Family
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