Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar

About District

Nawanshahr district was carved out of Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar districts of Punjab in November 7, 1995 on the auspicious occasion of birthday of Sh. Guru Nanak Dev Ji as the sixteenth district of Punjab State.

Hon'ble Chief Minister, Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal on 27/09/2008, while addressing a state level rally at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shahid-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh on the occasion of national level function to conclude the Birth Centenary celebrations of the great martyr made the announcement of changing the name of district from Nawanshahr to "Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar". Notification (No. 19/7/07-LR-IV/7929) to this effect was issued on 29/09/2008.

The district headquarter town Nawanshahr is said to have been built during the reign of Alaudin Khilji (1295-1316) by his Afgan Military Chief Nausher Khan. Previously it was called "Nausar" but with the passage of time, the town came to be known "The Nawanshahr". Nausher Khan had constructed five forts known as Havelis, whose remains still exist.

People of this district are economically sound. Large numbers of families from the district have settled in countries like Canada, UK, and USA etc. Consequently huge remittance is being received by their kith and kin back in India which contribute to the economic development and prosperity of the district.

District Administration

Deputy Commissioner

The responsibility of General Administration of the District lies with the Deputy Commissioner. He is the Executive Head and has three fold roles as (i) Deputy Commissioner,(ii) District Collector and (iii) District Magistrate.

He is assisted by the following officers for carrying out day to day work in various fields:-

  • Additional Deputy Commissioner
  • Sub Divisional Magistrate
  • Assistant Commissioner (General)
  • Assistant Commissioner (Grievances)
  • Executive Magistrate
  • District Revenue Officer
  • District Transport Officer
  • District Development and Panchayat Officer
  • Civil Defense Officer
  • Urban Ceiling Officer

The Deputy Commissioner is the Chief Revenue Officer as District Collector and is responsible for collection of Revenue and other Govt. dues recoverable as arrears of Land Revenue. He deals with the Natural Calamities like draught, unseasonal rains, hailstorms, floods and fire etc.

e-Governance

SUWIDHA (Single User-friendly Window Disposal and Helpline for Applicants)

‘Suwidha’ project is in operational in the district since April, 2004. The Suwidha Centre helps in speeding up the work for citizens. Initially, four nos. of applications namely ‘Acceptance of New Application of Passports’, Counter Signing of Documents, Copy of Record and Attestation of Affidavits started. Subsequently, more applications added at different times. At present, following applications are running providing different services to the citizens.

  • Arms License Monitoring System
  • Driving License (SARTHI)
  • Registration of Vehicles (VAHAN)
  • Attestation of Affidavits
  • Copying
  • Counter Signature
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriagebility Certificates
  • Bus passes to Freedom Fighters
  • Permission for fairs, NOC for Petrol Pump, Cinema, Video Parlour
  • Dependant Certificates
  • Caste Certificates
  • Acceptance of New Passport Applications (WebPass)
  • Stamp Vendor
  • Form Vendor
  • Delivery Counter

Tourism

  • Bhagat Singh Museum

    Bhagat Singh Museum

    The Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Museumlocated in Khatkar Kalan, the village where he grew up, displays an array of memorabilia associated with his life, and death, including personal effects, photographs and pages from his personal diary.

    The Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Museumlocated in Khatkar Kalan, the village where he grew up, displays an array of memorabilia associated with his life, and death, including personal effects, photographs and pages from his personal diary. A copy of the judgement of the Lahore Conspiracy case sentencing him to death by hanging along with Kartar Singh Sarabha can be viewed here; as also an edition of the Bhagwad Gita with his name on it. It was presented to him by an employee off the Lahore Jail where he was lodged. A stained and crumpled old newspaper, announcing their hanging, has been preserved alongside remains collected by Bhagat Singh’s sister from the cremation site. The most poignant of them all however, is the pen that pronounced the death sentence on Punjab’s greatest revolutionaries. A section of the display hall pays photographic tribute to the martyrs of the Kuka movement as well as those of the Gadar Party. The remaining walls are lined by pictures of the countless revolutionaries involved in the freedom movement. The grounds of the museum also house Bhagat Singh’s father’s granite-clad samadh; it is located to the left of the entrance gate. Less than a kilometer away in the village lies his ancestral house and can be accessed free of cost, too.

    Timings: 9am–4.45 pm (Tues-Sun) / Closed: Monday& Public Holidays / Tickets: Free / Photography: prohibited

Accomodation

Casba Farm House

SBS Nagar
Phone: +91 9814085872
Email: karamjeetsra@hotmail.com
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Green Valley Farm

SBS Nagar
Phone: +91 9814060700, +91 9855260700, +91 9855060704
Email: rpsgandhi@gmail.com
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ATM

IDBI Bank ATM

Rahon Road, Nawanshahr, Punjab 144514

State Bank Of India ATM

Railway Road, Nawanshahr, Punjab 144514

State Bank Of Patiala ATM

Rahon Road, Nawanshahr,
Punjab 144514 1800 180 2010

HDFC Bank ATM

Rahon Road, Nawanshahr, Punjab

Tour Operators

Mr. Ramesh Kumar Sharma
Chitra Travels
Old Court Road,
Nawanshar
Ph. (01823) 223802, 508128
ctnawanshahr@yahoo.com
Mr.Dinesh Mittal
Mittal Enterprises (Regd.)
Shop No.8 Palika Shopping
Complex, Banga Distt.
Nawanshar.
Ph (01823) 261229,500629(M) 9814328529
mittallent@yahoo.in
Mr. Gurbax Singh Gill
Gill World Travel (Regd)
Palika Bazar Main Road,
Nawanshar
Ph. 01823-222393, 509393
gillworldtravel@hotmail.com
Mr.Inderjit Singh
New Royal International Travel Service
Chandigarh Chowk,
Nawanshar.
Ph. (01823) 222102, 222502 (M) 9815622702
newroyal1@rediffmail.com
Mr.Vipan Uppal
New Paris Travels
Old Court Road,
Nawanshar
Ph. (01823) 509495 (D), 221007, 225195
newparistravels@yahoo.com

Guides

Mr Nikhil Sangar

Email ID: nikhil.wildlife@yahoo.in
(M)- 98886-39791
B-6/363, Sanger Niwas,
Near Rajpal Hospital,
Rahon Road, S.B.S.Nagar (Pb.)

Mr Balraj Grewal

Email ID: grewalbalraj@gmail.com
(M)- 95010-93910
96, Pink Park,
Barewal Road, Ludhiana, (Pb.)

Internet Cafes

VL

Gah Mandi Road, Nawnashahr,
Punjab 144514 099 15 441336

Barmi

Ambedkar Chowk, Banga Road,
Nawanshahr, Punjab 144514 0182 350 6745

Bazid Computers

Old Court Road, Nawanshahr, Punjab

SpeedNet Cyber Café

Shop No. 2 , H.I.G Market,
Jamalpur Colony, Opp Water Tank,
Ludhiana, Punjab 141010
0161 461 7962

N-Tech Solutions

Near Gurudwara Shri Guru Ravidas Ji, Main Bazar, Machhiwara, Punjab 141115 0162 825 1000

David Internet Café

Industrial Area, Phagwara,
Punjab 144401 098 78 650620

Theatres

Sutluj Theater

Nawanshahr, Punjab 144514

Mahal Palace Cinema

Garhshankar, Punjab

Shopping

Sanjeev Gift House

Nawanshahr, Punjab
0182 322 4026

Bajaj Dairy

Kulam Road, Nawanshahr,
Punjab 144514

ONKAR

Musapur-Nawanshahr Road,
Old Teachers Colony,
Nawanshahr, Punjab 144514
0182 350 3606

Venus factory outlet

Railway Road, Nawanshahr,
Punjab 094 17 152774

Minu Garments And School Uniforms

Railway Road,
Banga, Punjab 144505
098 14 182782

Anmol Tower

Phagwara - Mohali Expressway,
Banga, Punjab 144505

G.P.Tower

Railway Road,
Banga, Punjab

Artisan

S.S.Memorial Educational Society

Chamkaur Sahib, Distt. Ropar, Punjab.

Punjab
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