The object of the Society is to enlist and train national missionaries for the service of the motherland. It is their duty to work for the educational, cultural, social, economic and political advancement of the country under the supervision of the Society.
Servants of the People Society was founded by Lala Lajpat Rai in his house, Lajpat Bhawan, 2 Court Street, Lahore, in 1921. It was formally inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on 9th November, 1921. After partition of the country in 1947, it was shifted at the residence of Lala Achint Ram, M.P., 2-Telegraph Lane, New Delhi. The construction of Lajpat Bhawan at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi 110024 was started in 1956. Its foundation stone was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. The Headquarters of the Society was shifted to Lajpat Bhawan in 1960.
The function of the Head Office of the Society is to hold meetings of the General Body, Executive Council and to discuss and decide about the policies, programmes of the Society. It also controls the finances and properties of the Society including its 17 branches/centers located in different cities of the country.
Martyrdom Day of Sher-e-Punjab Lala Lajpat Rai :
To commemorate Lalaji's martyrdom day, a function is held every year at Lajpat Bhawan on the 17th November, which is generally attended by a large number of persons. Prior to the main function, inter-school competitions in various disciplines are held where slow learning and physically handicapped students also participate.
Collected Works of Lala Lajpat Rai :
Lala Lajpat Rai was not only a freedom fighter but a great crusader against the social ills plaguing the Indian society. Besides being a great orator, Lalaji was a prolific writer and wrote a number of books on religion, social and political subjects. His writings are appropriate and relevant to the present day conditions. Like other great leaders of India, it was felt imperative by the Society to publish articles, speeches and letters on or by Lalaji and record them in one place for the posterity.
The Society has seventeen Branches/Centres located at different places throughout the country. These are managed independently by each Life Member Incharge.