Bagar, Jhunjhunu

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Bagar, Jhunjhunu
बगड़
Piramal Haveli
Piramal Haveli
Bagar, Jhunjhunu is located in Rajasthan
Bagar, Jhunjhunu
Located in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 28°11′N 75°30′E / 28.18°N 75.50°E / 28.18; 75.50Coordinates: 28°11′N 75°30′E / 28.18°N 75.50°E / 28.18; 75.50
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Jhunjhunu
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 333023
Telephone code 01592
Website www.bagar.org

Bagar is a town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, a north western state in India.

Geography[edit]

Bagar is located at 28°11′N 75°30′E / 28.18°N 75.50°E / 28.18; 75.50.[1] It has an average elevation of 315 m (1,033 ft)

Havelis[edit]

Hallway of Piramal Haveli heritage hotel, Bagar

Bagar contains many havelis (mansions) with frescoes on the walls.[2]

The Piramal Haveli, currently run by Neemrana Hotels, is also in Bagar.

Leading families[edit]

Well-known families in Bagar include the Birlas, Piramals, Kanodias, Maheshwaris, and Rungtas. There are also many residents of Rajput and Brahmin origin.

Events[edit]

One of the many different important events in Bagar is the festival of Gangaur, arranged by the Rajput families.

Temples[edit]

Bagar contains the Jagadambi temple, Chandranath Mandir, in ward No. 11, which is known its beauty.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Bagar—being strategically situated between Jhunjhunu city and Chirawa city, and with a population of approximately 10,000—is known as an education hub. Bagar is the ancestral home of many Marwari business families who have invested heavily in schools, and has 32 educational institutions for local citizens and students from neighboring towns and cities.

The growing willingness by villagers to pay for private education has led to the creation of many new schools in recent years. The town population fluctuates with the advent of each academic year.[citation needed]

Bagar is home to the Piramal School, the B. L. School, Chavo Viro Girl's School and the Swaroop School.[citation needed] The Piramal School is run by the Piramal Group.

Pratham is the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) working to provide high-quality education to the under-privileged children of India. It has nationwide programs, such as Balwadis (Read India and ASER), and other vocational skills and computer-aided literacy programs.[3]

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation: The government of India launched the midday meal scheme, which has been taken up by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. Currently, IFRF’s school lunch project reaches many children, to feed them and keep them in school. The Piramal Foundation pledged to feed 50,000 additional children every day.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Bagar, India". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sri Chawo Veero Dadi Sewa Samiti (List of Members)". Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "About the Pratham Group". Retrieved 2014-07-02. 

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