Shahkot (India)

Shahkot
City
Shahkot
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates:
Country India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 25,449 lac
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144702
Telephone code 01821
Vehicle registration PB 67
Website .com.shahkotcitywww

Shahkot is a city and tehsil located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Shahkot is situated on the Jalandhar – Moga road. Shahkot is administered by the Municipal Committee. About 250 villages belong to Shahkot tehsil. Shahkot is famous for its red chili peppers. Red roofs are a common site in Shahkot during chilli producing season.

Geography

Shahkot is located at .[1] The region has an average elevation of 209 metres (688 feet). The Pin Code of Shahkot is 144702. Shahkot is now both a subdivision and a tehsil. Shahkot is famous for its red chili production and also has a large number of rice mills in Punjab.

Demographics

As of the 2003 Indian census,[2] Shahkot has population of 12,631. The population is 53 percent male and 47 percent female. Shahkot has an average literacy rate of 70 percent, which is higher than the Indian national average of 59.5 percent. Literacy among men is 73 percent and female literacy is 67 percent. In Shahkot, 12 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Hinduism and Sikhism are the predominant religions with 60 percent of the population registering as Hindus, 39 percent registering as Sikhs and one percent of other religions. Shahkot is near the Satluj river which divides Doaba and Malwa.

City administration

  • President Nagar Panchayat: Tarsem Mittal BJP
  • Ex President Of Nagar Panchayat: Mr. Pawan Kumar Puri

Schools

As of 2008 Shahkot has the following schools:

  • Govt. Senior Secondary School,Nangal Ambia (Khalsa School)
  • Public Senior Secondary School Shahkot
  • Govt. High School (Boys)
  • Govt. High School (Girls)
  • Ramgarhia Public School
  • Ramgarhia College For Women
  • Divya Jyoti Public School
  • St. Jude Convent School
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Model High School
  • Govt. School Mulewal Kherha
  • Govt. Elementary School Bhadam
  • Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School, Nangal Ambia (CBSE)
  • State Public School Shahkot
  • 77th Akal Academy Kakra Kalan, near Pind Nawan Qilla (Baru Sahib)
  • St. Manu's Convent School

Education offices

There are two Block Primary Education offices in Shahkot City

  • BPEO Shahkot-1
  • BPEO Shahkot-2

Institutions

  • ATBEST - International Language Academy(IELTS, Spoken English), 1st Floor(Above LIC), SS Complex, Moga Road, Shahkot, M:- 9023196954
  • B-INFOTECH [COMPUTER EDUCATION,IELTS,ENGLISH SPEAKING,COMPETITIVE EXAM] Moga Road,Shahkot-144702 MOB:-9888521588,7696550072

Colleges

  • Sant Avtar Singh Ji Yadgari College (Co-ed), Seechewal
  • Mata Sahib Kaur (SGPC based) Women's College Dhandowal
  • Ramgarhia College for Girls
  • S.P. College for Girls
  • SDM Public Co-ed Colleg

Hospitals

  • Civil Hospital
  • Dr. Dalip Singh Clinic Civil Hospital Road Shahkot
  • Bansal Homoeo Hospital, Civil Hospital Road
  • Patanjali Chikatsalya Main Bazar
  • Bhandal Hospital Moga Road
  • Jain Hospital Moga Road
  • Tagore Hospital Slaichan Road
  • Pannu Homoeopathic Clinic (near Civil Hospital)
  • Chandigarh Dental Saidpur Road
  • Shahkot Mission Hospital
  • Surindra Hospital
  • Sadana Cardic Hospital
  • Chopra Hospital Saidpur Road
  • Bhagwati Hospital and Nursing Home Slaichan Road
  • Bawa Hospital & Nursing Home Ramgarhia Chowk
  • Bhagwan Das Memorial ENT Hospital Ramgarhia Chowk
  • Roopra Homeopethic Hospital Ramgarhia Chowk
  • Thind Hospital
  • Sukhmani Bone Hospital
  • Harjai Dental Hospital Main Bazaar
  • Naresh Hospital Civil Hospital Road
  • Arora Hospital Moga Road
  • Kanwal Dental Clinic

Social organizations

  • SP Club Saidpur
  • Youth Welfare Club (R) Shahkot, President Mr. Davinder Singh Ahluwalia
  • VIP CLUB SHAHKOT (President Mr.Rajeev Mittal)
  • Helpline Group Shahkot (Regd) President Mr. Sita Ram Thakur
  • Lok Bhalai Munch (Regd)BALJINDER SINGH KHINDA CHAIRMAN, President master Vasdev Kanwal, Sen. V President Ranjit Bahadur
  • Nirog Yog Sanstha (Regd.), President DevRaj Sharma
  • Citizen Welfare Club (Regd.) Shahkot. Chairman Azad Singh Sachdeva, President Dr. Surinderpal Singh Kalra
  • International Human Right Org. (Regd.) Block Shahkot, President Azad Singh Sachdeva
  • Niskam Welfare Club Shalapur Shahkot President Mr. Rajwinder Singh Dhanju
  • Shri Satya Sai Baba Social & Welfare Society, Malsian (Shahkot), Rajan Trehan
  • Naujawan Welfare Club Shahkot, President Ranjit Bahadur
  • Surjit Memorial Club (R), President Lakhvir Singh Jhita
  • Human Rights Press Club (Vice President of Punjab Sita Ram Thakur and General Secretary. Punjab Kamaljit Bhatti)
  • TV ASSOSIATION SHAHKOT (PRESIDENT BALJINDER SINGH KHINDA)

Petrol pumps

  • Shahkot filling station
  • RR filling station
  • Puri filling station

Famous personalities

  • Prof.Kartar Singh Sachdeva (State & National Award Winner)
  • Puran Shahkoti (Famous Sufi Singer)
  • Davinder Singh Ahluwalia (Social Activist)
  • Bhai AmarIqbal Singh Ji Religious Preacher
  • Sh. Sant Singh Paras (Famous International Dhadi Jatha]
  • Bibi Balwinder Kaur Khehra (Dhadi Parcharak)
  • Ajit Singh Kohar (Transport Minister of Punjab)
  • Master Saleem (Famous Punjabi and Bollywood Singer)
  • Mehar Deen (National Wrestler – Awarded as Rustame Hind)
  • Master Fatehjit Singh (Poet)
  • Master Nasib Chand Sharma (Poet)
  • Sh. Wazir Chand Agnihotri Mulewal Khaira (Azadi Ghulatia)
  • Sh. Puran Chand Azad Shekhewal (Azadi Ghulatia)
  • Sh. Chet Ram Parbhakar Shahkot (Azadi Ghulatia)
  • S. Darbara Singh (former governor of Rajasthan, three times MLA, former deputy minister of Punjab, former speaker of the Punjab legislative assembly)

Press Reporters

  • Azad Singh Arora (Punjabi Jagran) 98888-61292
  • Navdeep Singh Sachdeva (Nawan Zamana) 98888-60710
  • Daljit Singh Sachdeva (Daily Ajit)98
  • Sukhdeep Singh (Daily Ajit & Ajit Samachar) 98888-26029
  • Dr. Naginder Singh Bansal (Daily Ajit)
  • Simranjit Singh Lovely (Daily Ajit)

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Shahkot
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

External links

  • Shahkot On Google Maps
  • Shahkot Map On Shahkotcity.com
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