Sangrur District of Punjab at a Glance

About Sangrur DistrictSangrur District :

The district of Sangrur was formed in 1948. The name of the district from its headquarters, Sangrur, said to be have founded by one Sanghu, a Jat, about 400 years back. The Sangrur District as of today comprises parts of a few erstwhile distinct administrative units, the Philkian States if Jind, Nabha and Patiala: the Mohammadan State of Malerkotla; and some parts of then district of Ludhiana. It is interesting to note that Sangrur itself was earlier a part of Nabha State. History of the district is, therefore, complicated, although it is traceable through its various components. In brief, history of the district is given as under.

The excavations carried out by the Archeological Department, Punjab, at the various places of Malerkotla Tehsil of Sangrur District, give sufficient proof that the district is quite rich in ancient history. From the close of scrutiny of the available data, the researchers have traced the ancient history of the district from the pre-harappan period. Almost the whole of the excavated places fall in Malerkotla Tehsil of the Sangrur Deistrict. The important sites so far excavated in the Malerkotla Tehsil are as under

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Tourist Places :

Akoi :

Situated in the Sangrur Tehsil on the Malerkotla-Sangrur road, village Akoi lies about 5 km north of Sangrur, the district headquarters.

In the village, there is a gurudwara said to be associated -with the visits of Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Hargobind and Guru Tegh Bahadur, the first, sixth and ninth Sikh Gurus respectively. It is said that Guru Nanak Dev visited this place after visiting Nankiana. The sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind also stayed here about seven months. He blessed the place that milk will be available here in abundance, and his words are proving true. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru is also said to have visited this place on the way to Delhi.

Maharaja Hira Singh of erstwhile princely state of Nabha, constructed the building of the gurudwara. This old building is being demolished and the new one is coming up. Three hundred and twenty-five bighas of land in Khilrian, Badrukhan and Akoi villages belongs to the garudwara.

The village has a primary school, a primary health centre and a veterinary dispensary. A Government poultry farm is also functioning in the village.

The inhabitants of the village are mostly Khangoora Jats.

Badrukhan :

Badrukhan is about 5 km from Sangrur, the district heaquarters, on Sangrur-Barnala road. There are two versions about the nomenclature of the village. One is that it was named after Badru, a pandit of this village, by Raja Gajpat Singh. Another version, which is more believable is that when Raja Gajpat Singh took control of these villges,(Vada Agwarh, Vichla Agwarh, Dalamwal, Dhaliwas and Thagan wali Patti) at that time very big trees Rukh were standing here on the basis of which it came to be called Badrukhan Bade rukhan

The present village Badrukhan consists of five small villages, which, daring the times of Raja Gajpat Singh, were amalgamated and came to be known as Badrukhan. Prior to it, these villages were in Badbar thana and were being ruled by Nawab of Malerkotla. The residents of these villages were feeling insecure on account of the dacoities committed by Muslims. The leaders of these five villages, under the leadership of Pandit Badru, approached Gajpat Singh, the Maharaja of Jind, for their security and gave him 1700 bighas of land. Maharaja Gajpat Singh amalgamated these villages and named it Badrukhan. In 1763, when Gajpat Singh captured the town of Jind, Badrukhan was made the capital of Jind State. He also built the fort here.

Badrukhan is believed to be the birth place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Raj Kaur,daughter of Gajpat Singh gave birth of Maharaja Ranjit Singh on 13 November 1780 here. Maharaja Hira Singh of Nabha was also born here, Lieutenant General (Retd.) Harbaksh Singh (Vir Chakra). Major General Gurbaksh Singh (DSO and OBE)-and Major Rajnit Singh also belong to this

In the village, there exists a smadh of Baba Guddar Shah who is said to have taken out the body of Raj Kaur, daughter of Maharaja Gajpat Singh buried in the large earthen vessel. Maharaja Gajpat Singh distributed large sweet thick cake of bread. Every year on the anniversary of Baba Guddar Shah, large sweet thick bread is baked and distributed as prasad.

The village has a Government high school, a 4-bedded subsidiary health centre and a post office

Bagrian :

Situated on the Malerkotla-Nabha road, Bagrian lies about 18 km south-east of Malerkotla, Though now in Malerkotla. Tehsil, it was not a part of the Malerkotla Princely State but was being ruled by the British. Bagrian was given to Bhais of the village by Bhikhan Khan, the Raw of Materkotla State, but it was captured by Britishers as the Sikhs of Bagrian were not in favour of the British

There is a fort at Bagrian which was built by S. Arjan Singh in the begining of the 20th-century. The Bhais still run langar (free kitchen) hen daily; This tradition of langer was started from the time of Sri Hargobind the sixth Guru. For the preparation of langar wet fuel is used. It is said that the sixth Guru blessed that even wet fuel would work.

ln the fort a gurudwara has been built whose design and size is that of Golden Temple.

At Bagrian, an industrial unit, namely ‘Bagrian Shoes’ for the manu facture of shoes is being set up, in the large-scale sector.

Bhawanigarh :

Situated at a distance of 19 km east of Sangrur, the district headquarters, on the Patiala-Sangrur road, Bhawanigarh is a sub-tehsil of the Sangrur Tehsil. It is also connected by road with Chandigarh (102 km), Patiala (37 km), Nabha (16 km) and Sunam {28 km).

Bhawanigarh was originally known as Dhodan, the name having been lent to it by Jats of Dhodan, a sub-clan of Bajha clan or got. Prior to independence, it was tehsil headquarters of Karamgarh Nizamat of Patiala Princely State.

As tradition has it, a sheep at the shrine of goddess Bhawani defended itself against two wolves, during the days of Baba Ala Singh who was prevailed upon by a sadhu to build on the spot a fort and name it Bhawanigarh. The fort was constructed in 1754.

There are a government higher secondary school for girls, a government high school for boys. A degree college and 4-bedded primary health centre at Bhawanigarh.

A class III Municipal Committee is functioning in the town since 1945

2ND Day of Paryatan Parv Creates a Climate of Tourism across The Country


2ND Day of Paryatan Parv Creates a Climate of Tourism across The Country

On Day 2, the ‘Paryatan Parv’ wave spread all over the country creating a climate of Tourism from Gurdaspur in the North to Kovalam in the South up until Portblair down south, with Ahmadabad in the west to Shillong in the east – Everyone celebrating the new season of travel this “PARYATAN PARV 2017”! The netizens on Twitter took up to sharing their interesting travel pictures under the #IncredibleIndia and #ParyatanParv2017.

Starting off the day with a cycle rally at Old Delhi (Purana Quila) all through Daryaganj, Jama Masjid, Red Fort organised by India Tourism Delhi flagged off by the Director General (Tourism) Shri. Satyajeet Rajan.

India Tourism office in Guwahati organised a yoga session. This was followed by students Rally from Borbari to Six Mile, Guwahati with 150 Students, faculty members of IHM and officials of India Tourism.

From the Gwalior IITTM campus, A Hygiene awareness Program for the Street food vendors and local shopkeepers was organized where gloves were distributed to all the vendors for their use along with the training of serving and keeping the nearby space clean and hygienic.

India Tourism, Chennai in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Tourism Department, organized “Absolute India Travel Bazaar” where “Importance of Tourism” was conveyed to the large gathering of 1500 people which included State Tourism Departments, Airlines like Sri Lankan Airlines, Spicejet, Indigo and foreign tourism boards from Malaysia, Thailand, Seychelles and Oman.

 A “Rally on Tourism”  was organized  by India Tourism, Goa in association with  IHM Goa  and the National Institute of Water Sports, Goa at the historic Fort Agauda, Goa early in the morning with  participants numbering more than 100 taking part in the Paryatan Parv rally. A “Sensitization Programme” was also conducted in front of the Fort Aguada for the Street Food Vendors , Souvenir sellers   on importance of  personal grooming and hygiene .

In Hajipur   the students and faculty of the Institute of Hotel Management participated in the “Rally on Tourism” from IHM Hajipur to Gandhi Chowk and back to IHM Hajipur for a symbolic distance of about 5 kilometers to celebrate “Paryatan Parv” (Tourism Festival) .

The events for the day culminated with the first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival   Purana Quila in New Delhi.

Banda District of Uttar Pradesh at a Glance

About Banda District :

This is the easternmost district of Bundelkhand. The division of the district into two has been done by splitting Banda district , tahsil and block-wise. Karwi and Mau Tahsils lying in the eastern and South-eastern direction comprising the Manikpur, Mau, Pahadi, Chitrakut and Ramnagar blocks from the present Chitrakut district


There are  four Tahsils namely Banda, Naraini, Baberu and Atarra comprising eight blocks of Badokhar-khurd, Jaspura, Tindwari, Naraini, Mahua, Baberu, Bisanda and Kamasinfrom the present district of Banda.

 There are seventeen thanas namely Kotwali City, Kotwali Dehat, Mataundh, Tindwari, Pailani, Chilla, Naraini, Atarra, Girwa, Kalinjar, Badousa, Bisenda, Baberu, Kamasin, Fhateganj, Jaspura and Marka.


The district largely consists of irregular uplands with outcrops of rocks intermingling with mostly lowlands, frequently under water during rainy sesason. The Baghein river traverse the district from south-west to north-east. The tract lying to the right of the river is intersected by numerous smaller river and rivulets (Nallas), but to its left is a flat expanse, for the most part made up of Mar and Kabar soils, eroded and converted into ravines along the banks of the Ken and the Yamuna and to a lesser extent, the Baghein river and the Gadara Nala.

The general slope of the district is from southwest to north-east, along with the course of Baghein river as mentioned earlier. The district falls into two sharly defined portions= one is upland called Patha, situated on the Vindhyan plateau in the south of Mau anf Karwi tahsils (presently known as Chitrakut district), the other is lowlands of alluvium (presently known as Banda district).


Yamuna flowing north of the district, is the principal river attracting all the drainage of the district. For long this river had a general tendency of cutting the southern bank: this rendered many villages displaced and destructed.  A famous village Shaipur near Chilla-ghat the head quarters of Pargana Pailani during Moghul time, is said to have been entirely swallowed by it. Flowing circuitously towards north, south and south-east directions Yamuna is joined by Ken at Chillaghat, Bhahein near Bilas, and Paisuni near Kankota villages. Total length of the river in this tract is 215 km. of this 130 km lies with Banda while the rest 85 km with Chitrakut

 Ken rising is district Damoh, touches Banda near village Bilaharka in Naraini tahsil for about two km and then turns towards Chhatarpur district appearing again in the same tahsil. Then entering Banda tahsil near Utarandi village it flows north-east boarding distt. Hamirpur and then turns eastward to meet Yamuna at Chillghat. On the whole it flows in a deep and well defined channel scoured out by the action of flood-waters which occasionally come down in enormous volumes. The right bank is generally high and steep, scarred with innumerable ravines, but the left bank slopes somewhat more gently, and is subject to a certain amount of fluvial action. From Pailani to its junction eith Yamuna, the Ken is much affected by the stream of the larger river, which blocks occasionally its flow resulting in the swell of river water, submergence of even high-level villages and deposition of valuable silt in elevations which are normally above the flood plains.

Baghein is the second important river of this district. Emanating from a hill near Kohari of Panna district, it enters Banda district at Masauni Bharatpur village (the. Naraini). It flows north-east-ward and at a point separates Banda from the newly created Chitrakut district forming boundaries between Atarra, Baberu and Karrwi tahsils. Continuing north-east it joins Yamuna near Bilas  village. It being most capricious in its action, depostis quantities of sand or Kankar shingles, but near its junction with Yamuna it tends to flood a large area of low lying land, if the stream in the Yamuna is sufficient to block its outlet.

The chief tributary of Baghein, the Ranj, joins it at Gurha Kalan (tahsil Naraini) but further east, there are several smaller tributaries from south namely the Madrar, the Barar, the Karehi, the Banganga and the Barua, each of which in turn has tributaries of its own. The barua has been dammed to provide some irrigation through canals


 No lakes or jhils exist in the district. Still there are a few fairly large depressions which always retain water. There are numerous tanks, some of which are of considerable size, such as that at Khar in tahsil Baberu.These have been excavated for the storage of water, many as fimine relief works.


 The hills of the district consists of the part of the Vindhyan plateau which lies in the extreme southern portion of the tahsils Mau and Karwi (now known as the district Chitrakut).The northern flank of the Vindhyas known as Vindhyachal range, starts near the Yamuna in the extreme east of tahsil Mau. It recedes from the Yamuna in a south-westerly direction-gradually rising in  elevation, although nowhere abobe 450 metre from the mean sea level. It leaves the district near the scared hills of Anusuiya to reappear of Godhrampur in the south-eastern part of Naraini tahsil. From this point westward to Kalinjar the hills from the border of the district

At a Glance :

S NO. Item  Units Year Value
1 Geographical Area
Rural Sq. Km. 2001 4114.20
Urban Sq. Km. 2001 34.87
2 Population
Male In thousand 2001 806.543
Female In thousand 2001 693.710
Total In thousand 2001 1500.253
Rural In thousand 2001 1256.230
Urban In thousand 2001 244.023
Schedule Cast In thousand 2001 326.740
Schedule Tribes In thousand 2001 .048
3 No. of Literates
Total In thousand 2001 664.686
Male In thousand 2001 458.330
Female In thousand 2001 206.356
4 No. of Tahsils No. 2002-03 4
5 Development Blocks No. 2002-03 8
6 Nyay Panchayat No. 2002-03 71
7 Gram Sabha No. 2002-03 437
8 No. of village
No. of habitated village No. 1991 653
No. of inhabitated village No. 1991 41
Forest village No. 1991   —
Total village No. 1991 694
9 Town and Cities No. 2002-03 8
10 Municipal Corporation No. 2002-03
11 Nagar Palika Parishad No. 2002-03 2
12 Cantt. Area No. 2001-02
13 Nagar Panchayat No. 2001-02 6
14 Census Town No. 1991 0
15 Police Station
Rural No. 2002-03 10
Urban No. 2002-03 7
16 Bus Station/Bus Stop
Rural No. 2002-03 143
Urban No. 2002-03 7
17 Railway Station/Halt No. 2002-03 7
18 Length of Railway Track
Big Track KM 2002-03 79
Small Track KM 2002-03 0
19 Post Office
Rural No. 2002-03 192
Urban No. 2002-03 16
20 Telegraph Office No. 2001-02 9
21 Telephone Connections No. 2001-02 11193
22 Commerical Branches
Nationalised Banks No. 2002-03 28
Others No. 2002-03 0
23 Rural Bank Branches No. 2002-03 50
24 Co-operative Bank Branches No. 2002-03 11
25 Co-operative Agriculture & Village Development Branches No. 2002-03 3
26 Fair Price Shops
Rural No. 2002-03 612
Urban No. 2002-03 80
27 Bio-gas Plants No. 2001-02 1930
28 Cold Storage No. 2001-02 0
29 Agriculture
Net Sown Area Thous.Hect. 2000-01 340
Net Irrigated Area Thous.Hect. 2000-01 87
Gross Irrigated Area Thous.Hect. 2000-01 114
30 Agriculture Production
Food Grains Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 406
Sugarcane Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 25
Tilhan Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 4
Potato Thous.M.Ton 2000-01 2
31 Climate
General Rainfall MM 2001 902
Actual Rainfall MM 2001 727
Maximun Temperature 0C 2000-01 44.4
Mininmum Temperature 0C 2000-01 5.2
32 Irrigation
Length of Canal KM 2001-02 1193
Government Tubewell No. 2002-03 434
Personal Tubewells and Pump Sets No. 2001-02 13943
33 Animal Husbandry
Total Live Stock No. 1997 955163
Veterinary Hospital No. 20
Live Stock Service Centre No. 25
Artificial Breeding Centre No. 16
Artificial Breeding Sub-Centre No. 0
34 Co-operative
Primary Co-operatives Agriculture Loan Societies No. 2001-02 46
Members of Societies In Thousand 2001-02 75
35 Industry
No. of Runing Factories Registered under the Industrial Act No. 1998-98 12
Small Scale Industries No. 2001-02 1728
Workers No. 2001-02 5003
36 Education
Junior Basic Schools No. 2001-02 1337
Senior Basic Schools No. 2001-02 398
Higher Secondary Schools No. 2001-02 67
Degree Colleges No. 2002-03 7
University No. 2002-03 0
Industrial Training Institute No. 2002-03 1
Polytechnic No. 2002-03 1
37 Hospitals
Allopathic No. 2002-03 16
Ayruvrdic No. 2002-03 20
Homeopathic No. 2002-03 25
Unani No. 2002-03 4
Primary Health Centre No. 2002-03 55
Family Welfare Centre No. 2002-03 19
Family welfare Sub-Centre No. 2002-03 205
Special Hospitals
Tuberculosis No. 2002-03 1
Leprosy No. 2002-03 1
Communicable Diseases No. 2002-03 0
38 Length of Metal Road KM. 2001-02 1388
Total Length of Road constructef by PWD KM. 2001-02 1313
39 Electricity
Total Electrified Villages No. 2001-02 541
Total Electrified Towns/Cities No. 2002-03 8
Electrified Schedule Cast Localities No. 2001-02 489
40 Area Covered under water supply using taps/handpumps of India Mark-2
Village No. 2002-03 653
Towns/city No. 2002-03 8
Total No. of lacking Villages No. 2002-03 0
41 Entertainment
Cinema Halls No. 2002-03 6
Total No. of seats in Halls No. 2002-03 2691

Tourist Places :

Maheshwari Devi Temple :

This temple is situated at the middle place of the Banda city. There are so many murties of Devis & Devatas in the temple

Khartri Pahar :

Shydha a small village lies about 24 km distant from Banda among the ravince close to the ken river. Nearby in a hill called Khatri Pahar, the recorded height being 259 meters above sea level. On the top of the hill a small temple dedicated to Angleshwari Devi. The legend is that the devi, having to flee from the persecution of her meternal father Kans, rose bodily into the air and sought a place of safty. She tried the strength of the hill with her finger, but finding it incapable of supporting her weight went on to Vindhyachal. From her anguli, a finger the name Angleshwari Devi is derived. On every Navratri a large mela is organized.

Kalinjar fort :

Kalinjar (Kalanjar), a historical fort situated in Banda district (Uttar Pradesh) , is one of the most precious gift of India to the World hertige. This is one of the eight famous forts built by Chandela-kings during the end od 1st and beginning of 2nd millennium. Situated at the interface of U.P. and M.P. states of India this has been serving as the great barrier for ambitious kings/invaders aiming towards south. The celebrated hill fort of Kalinjar is situated in the village of Tarahti under the Naraini Tahsil on the 56 km. south of Banda. It stands on an isolated flat-topped hill of the Vindhya range, which here rises to a height of 244m. above the plain. The main body of the fort lies from east to west, oblong in form, being nearly a mile in length by half a mile in breadth.
The fort was built on strong 25-30 meter wide foundation, having height of 30-35 meter with 8 meter wide summit spread all around with length of 7.5 km over the hillock. The material used was big sand stone/granite pieces put over each other or using lime mortor occasionally. Alongwith strategic importance of Kalinjar fort, this has equally been appreciated as the great monument of the art and science of fortification and a gem of archeology. Much before fortification this place was considered to be one of the most revered places of devotional and meditational penance and has been cited in Vedas, Epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana, Buddha and Jain literatures. Kalinjar is the most respected and popular also in the folk songs of Bundelkhand.
Kalanjar word was coined to represent lord Shiva who after consuming the deadly poison churned out of sea by Devas and Daityas together rested here and destroyed (Jaran) the time barrier (kala). People have a belief that Lord Shiva always remains here. A temple of NEELKANTHA Mahadeo built over thousand years ago still exist with its magnificent beauty and greatness.The stone –dug ponds/lakes created here are marvelous. The rare stone images related to Lord Shiva, Godess Shakti, Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Bhairava and Bhairavi and others are of great importance from the science of image-making. The stone-carvings of animals, birds apsaras, mithuna, and such others are worth investigating
There are two entrances to the fort, of which the principal is on the north side towards the town and the other at the south-east angle leading towards Panna. The first entrance used to be guarded by seven different gates and they are approached by a short flight of stone steps. The first gateway, which is named Alam Darwaza is square, lofty and plain in construction and was probably rebuilt at the date of the inscription above it. Above this there is a steep ascent, chiefly by steps, to the second gate called Ganesha Darwaza. At a short distance higher up in the bend of the road stands the third gate, named the Chandi Darwaza. There is a double gate with four towers on which account it is also known as chauburji darwaza, or the ‘gate of the four towers.’ At this gate there are several pilgrim records and inscriptions of various dates.
The fourth gate named Budhabhadra possesses only one inscription. The fifthgate, or Hanuman Darwaza is so named after a figure of the monkey-god carved on a slab resting against the rock. There is also reservoir called Hanumankund; there are, besides, numerous rock sculptures and figures carved on the rocks representing Kali, Chandika, Siva and Parvati, Ganesha, the bull Nandi, and the lingam. The sixth gate, called the Lal Darwaza, stands near the top of the ascent. To the west of this gate, there is a colossal figure of Bhairava cut in the rock. There are also two figures of pilgrims represented carrying water in two vessels fixed at the end of a banghi pole. A short distance leads to the seventh gate, called Bara Darwaza, or the main gate and it undoubtedly modern.
The great lingam temple of Nilakantha, which is situated in the middle of the west face of the fort is a masterpiece of architecture. The façade of the cave once had been very rich , but is now much broken. On the jambs of the door there are figures of Siva and Parvati, with the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, which are of Gupta period. The lingam is made of a darke-blue stone, about 1.15m high and has three eyes. Just outside the mandapa of Nilakantha there is a deep rock-cut reservoir, called svargarohana and to the right of the reservoir in a rock niche there is a colossal figure of Kala-Bhairava, about 6m. in height, standing in about 0.5m. of water. Besides this status there is a figure of the goddess Kali, about 1m. in height.

Shri Kiren Rijiju addresses Valedictory Session of the NDMA’s 13th Formation Day function


Shri Kiren Rijiju addresses Valedictory Session of the NDMA’s 13th Formation Day function

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has highlighted the need to strengthen the first responders by building their capacity to ensure swift and efficient response during a disaster. Delivering the valedictory address at the 13th Formation Day function of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here today, with School Safety as its theme, Shri Rijiju said Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) education should be integrated into the school curriculum to give a fillip to the culture of disaster preparedness.

Shri Rijiju said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Government has taken several steps towards building capacities in Disaster Management. Referring to the 10 point-agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) given by our Prime Minister during the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) last year, Shri Rijiju said the Government is committed to the vision of a safer, stronger and resilient India.

Underlining the fact that India is a disaster prone country and facing disasters is inevitable, Shri Rijiju said positive results in DRR can only be achieved with the participation of the State Governments, district and local administration and community-based organizations as the first responders in a disaster eventuality. He said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has conducted training for earthquake preparedness at schools across the country and hundreds of school children have been sensitized. We will have to mainstream Disaster Management into our day-to-day activities, he added.

Dr. P.K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, said education is the backbone of any kind of development and it starts from the school. He added that ensuring the safety of our schools and schoolchildren is absolutely necessary. Citing the examples of Gujarat and Latur earthquake, Dr. Mishra said after a disaster strikes, the reopening of schools helps boost morale of the victims and the affected people and rebuild lives.

The Formation Day function of the NDMA was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh earlier today. Appreciating NDMA for its efforts to mainstream DRR in the country, Shri Singh reiterated India’s commitment to stand with other countries on humanitarian issues, including disaster prevention, mitigation and response.

Speaking during the Inaugural Session, the Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba said that legal and institutional systems in place for Disaster Management should be further strengthened. Speaking on the theme of ‘School safety’, he said that lot of school infrastructure is lost in disasters and education services also get affected in post-disaster phase. Children become more vulnerable, so special care and attention needs to be given to them, he added.

Setting the agenda for the day, NDMA made a presentation on the National Disaster Management Guidelines on School Safety Policy. The Guidelines, released by NDMA in February last year, aim to strengthen the risk resilience of schools across the country.

Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Shri Anil Swarup spoke about the role of Education Departments in the implementation of these Guidelines. He said that implementation of the laws and regulations on ground is very important. He also said that the Department will extend all support in the efforts of NDMA for school safety.

Various States shared their experiences in terms of Best Practices and lessons learnt in their initiatives towards school safety. They covered various aspects of school safety such as safety audits, capacity building and training, simulation exercises, structural safety and incorporation of Disaster Management in school curriculum.

Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) gave a detailed presentation on retrofitting of unsafe school buildings and explained how it is important for ensuring safety of schoolchildren.

Representatives of schools spoke about how they ensure Disaster Preparedness and the key challenges that they face while implementing their DM Plans. They also highlighted the need for collaboration between school authorities and government agencies for school safety.

In his welcome address, Shri R. K. Jain, Member, NDMA said that Disaster Management requires all stakeholders to come together to ensure implementation and monitoring of all initiatives.

National Disaster Management Guidelines on Boat Safety and Cultural Heritage Sites & Precincts, and a study report on Chennai Floods of 2015 were also released during the day

V.K. Bist

Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.K. Bist: Born on 17th September 1957 at Lansdown, District Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Early education from Intermediate College Kanskhet, Pauri Garhwal. Completed Law Degreee from Allahabad University. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh in 1984 and started practicing in various segments of litigations and till first week of November 2000 continued practicing at Allahabad High Court. Initially worked under the guidance of Shri S.P. Gupta, Senior Advocate. During the period at Allahabad remained Legal Advisor and Standing Counsel/ Panel Advocate of various esteemed institutions i.e. Allahabad University, U.P. Higher Secondary Education, Northern/North Eastern Railway, U.P. Land Development Corporation, U.P. Co-operative Housing Federation, Ghaziabad Development Authority etc. After creation of Uttarakhand High Court His Lordship shifted to Nainital and practiced at Uttarakhand High Court. At the Uttarakhand High Court, His Lordship was Standing Counsel of Northern and North Eastern Railway, Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation, Uttarakhand School Education Board and Uttarakhand Co-operative Federation. Also worked as Senior Panel Counsel, Uattarakhand High Court. On 1st July 2004 His Lordship was designated as Senior Advocate. On November 1, 2008 was elevated as Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court.

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All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) 2014 is going to be conducted in the month of May to select candidates for 15% quota seats in medical colleges across India except few colleges. There are also many states which has adopted AIPMT score to select candidates for medical colleges in that state. The importance of All India Pre-Medical Test AIPMT is gradually increasing keeping in view of number of states adopting AIPMT Score for their state. Entranceindia is pioneer in providing model papers and sample test papers for AIPMT since year 2012. Entranceindia also released success series DVDs which contains AIPMT Test Maker as well as 11 model papers for practice. Each model paper covers 180 questions from subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology exactly in the same pattern as asked in AIPMT test. We also provide free AIPMT sample papers for registered candidates. Our model papers and sample papers are prepared by expert faculties and analysts engaged in Pre-medical coaching. Apart from success series we have online test series for AIPMT and Achiever’s plan for AIPMT 2014. Your AIPMT Preparation will be supplemented by our online and DVD practice sets which contain AIPMT pattern questions covering the entire AIPMT Syllabus. We provide detail solution to each model paper problem helping in a deep understanding by the candidates appearing AIPMT and other state level medical tests.

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AIPMT 2014 Admit Card Download

The CBSE will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of AIPMT 2014 on the Board’s website. Candidates are required to download the admit cards from the website and follow the instructions given therein. Candidate may please note that admit cards will not be sent by the post. The schedule of hosting of admit cards on website is as follows:

– Applications without Late Fee : 01.04.2014

– Applications with Late Fee : 10.04.2014

The Admit Card will bear the candidate’s Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of AIPMT 2014 Examination centre allotted. The candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card downloaded by him/her for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate should immediately inform the Board. In such cases, candidates would appear in the examination with the already downloaded admit card. However, Board will take necessary action to make correction in the record later.

  •  In no case, the duplicate Admit Card for AIPMT 2014 would be issued at the Examination Centres.

  • Candidate must not mutilate the Admit Card or change any entry made therein.

  • Candidates are advised to preserve their Admit Cards in good condition till admission in Medical/ Dental Colleges is over.

  • Candidates are advised to be in touch with the Website of aipmt and eegularly check their E-Mails for latest updates and information.

The candidates can download Admit Card for the Examination from official website. Relevant information will also be hosted on the said website

AIPMT 2014 Replica of Online Application Form


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This demo application for released by CBSE for the purpose of reference before filling up the main application form online. Last year many candidates made serious mistakes in their online application form. A mistake in application form may lead to rejection of form and the candidate may not be able to appear for the test.

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AIPMT 2014 Sample Test Papers

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AIPMT 2014 which was last year known as NEET, is the all India pre-medical entrance for 15% of the total seats in all medical colleges. Central Board of Secondary Education has announced that for the year 2014 NEET UG examination will not exist and AIPMT shall be conducted in place of NEET UG. For admission to MBBS and BDS courses in 2014, CBSE will conduct AIPMT (All India Pre Medical/Pre Dental Test) 2014 instead of NEET UG. It was also announced that the syllabus for AIPMT 2014 will be similar to that of NEET UG.2013. As announced by CBSE, AIPMT 2014 will be held on May 4, 2014 all over India. 

AIPMT 2014 Sample Papers: provides online test papers for AIPMT 2014 Sample Papers for better preparation of AIPMT 2014 exam. The practice sample papers provides a flavour of type of question patterns expected in AIPMT 2014 examination. AIPMT 2014 Sample papers are designed in the AIPMT Examination pattern. As per AIPMT 2014 Exam pattern there will be 180 questions covering all the four subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology with 45 questions from each subject. Candidates can answer the AIPMT 2014 Examination either in English or in Hindi medium based on the option selected at the time of filling the application. Candidates appearing in English will get the question paper in English only. However, the Hindi option will have the paper both in English and Hindi.

AIPMT 2014 will be held all over India except in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir and also for admission to Medical/Dental Colleges voluntarily participating in the test in selected cities across the Country and Abroad.

Though students all over India attend various coaching classes, none of the coaching institutes provide extensive online practice option like provide AIPMT 2014 Model papers which are designed by our expert teachers from all over India. There are ten model papers which provides students extensive practice options through AIPMT 2014 Practice Papers.

For accessing AIPMT 2014 Sample papers in you need to simply create a user id and password. Then the practice questions would be available for you all. 

In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.

You can download AIPMT Previous Year Question papers free from the below link:

AIPMT Previous year question papers downlaod

You can download one free Model Paper for Practice (Solution available for paid users)

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AIPMT 2014 Success Series DVD with 10+1 Model Papers




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AIPMT 2014 Model Papers for all those students appearing AIPMT 2014:

  • This Test DVDs is a combination of test maker (randomized tests) and model papers (10+1 Sets) for AIPMT 2014
  • This Test DVD package aims at providing practice papers for all those students appearing for AIPMT in 2014
  • This Test DVD includes both random tests covering the whole AIPMT syllabus (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) and 10+1 model test papers exactly similar to the AIPMT examination pattern
  • Questions from our Engineering and Medical Model Papers found many match in 2013 Question Papers which delighted our 2013 subscribers
  • The DVD course is highly beneficial for the students attending coaching classes for AIPMT & State Medicals 2014 as well as other students because of the broader syllabus coverage. The model papers help them to practice many questions apart from classroom study
  • Since there is less time gap between Class XII examination and AIPMT examination, it is essential for students to practice more exam oriented questions in this period. Our Success Series DVD course is designed to give best result for AIPMT preparation
  • AIPMT Success Series Test DVD provides you a strategy which can make you AIPMT 2014 Winner
  • Priced at Rs.1090/- which includes cost of 11 Model Papers and Test Maker DVD worth Rs.590/-
  • Students Planning to appear other engineering entrance exams viz. AIIMS, JIPMER UG, AMRITA Medical UG, SRM Medical UG, MANIPAL Medical UG, Etc. during 2014 will also be benefited from the AIPMT 2014 Success Series Test DVD.