Bhagabanpur I (community development block)
ভগবানপুর I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|community development block|
|• Total||179.95 km2 (69.48 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kanthi|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Bhagabanpur, Chandipur|
Bhagabanpur I (community development block) (also spelt as Bhagawanpur) is an administrative division in Egra subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bhagabanpur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kajlagarh.
Bhagwanpur is a historical place. A myth says it was 'sadar' of an old king, whose 'Rajprasad' was at 'Kajlagarh' (which is a tourist place because of this 'Rajprasad', 12 km away from Bhagabanpur). Also Bhagwanpur led all major freedom movements at the time of independence. Many people joined the 1942 Quit India movement. This block is thickly populated and education is very high. Major two religious -Hindu and Muslims peoples reside there in harmony for long years.Peoples are mainly agricultural farmers producing- rice, jute, potato, vegetables, betel (sold in various parts of India). Many peoples struggled in Indian Freedom Movement and many of them killed by British forces. Gandhi visited bhagwanpur, Kakra, etc. villages during "Laban Satyagraha" (Salt) movement. Some Muslims are Urdu speaking. Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya is a graduate College located at Bajkul in this Block.
Bhagabanpur is located at.
Gram panchayats of Bhagabanpur I block are: Benudia, Bhagbanpur, Bibhisanpur, Gurgram, Kajalgarh, Kakra, Koatbarh, Mahammadpur I, Mahammadpur II and Simulia. The Panchayet Samiti, all major offices and Block Development office is located at Kajlagarh.
The place is accessible by bus. Direct buses are plying from Howrah, Kolkata, Mecheda, Tamluk, Egra, Jaleswar, Baleswar, Puri, Midnapore city via Kharagpur city. The nearest railway station is Bajkul (Deshpran rail station) which is almost 1.5 km away from the place. From there, Bhagwanpur can be reached by bus, Taxi, tracker, etc. The name of the bus stand is Shibbazar (named after a lord Shiba temple at the bus stand).
As per 2001 census, Bhagabanpur I block had a total population of 198,868, out of which 101,548 were males and 97,320 were females. Bhagabanpur I block registered a population growth of 13.59 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the combined Midnapore district was 14.87 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.
Places of interests
There are sites those are popular and attract tourists: 1. Kali Temple, 2. Ram Temple and 3. Bhagabanpur Masjid 4.Syed Mazar 5. Kajlagarh Raj Palace 6. Temple at Bhimeswari. Apart from these there is a 'Sahid Bedi'. (That is a temple like bedi, the top of which contains a pot. Myths say this 'bedi' is in the memory of the freedom fighters who died during a fight with the British Police in 1942 and the pot contains blood of those freedom fighters).A children's park is going to be set up 2 km from the Shib Bazar bus stand. Last but not the least, the scenic beauty of every village is a great treat to watch. Kalaberia bazar, Bhagabanpur bazar, and Bhimeswari bazar are famous in Bhagabanpur . Boating at Kalaberia is a great adventure.
Banking & Finance
PNB, Mugbaria Gramin Bank, Bhagwanpur Gramin Bank, SBI Bajkul branch, UBI Bajkul branch, also a post office at Syed Bazar.
There are many popular and famous schools - 1. Bhagwanpur High School 2. Kajlagarh High School 3.Kalaberia P K High School 4. Bhimeswari High School, 5. Kakara High School, 6. Bajkul Janakalyan School,7.Bibhishanpur High School(H.S.) are among them. People are highly educated and qualified with many principals, professors, doctors, engineers, technocrats, teachers, government employees residing there.
There is a government hospital named Bhagwanpur Gramin Hospital, Kajlagarh Hospital. There are many nursing homes and clinics in Bhagwanpur.
There are Temples of Bhagwan Ramji, Mata Sitarani and Brother Laksman besides the Bajkul-Egra road at Bhagwanpur bus stand. The temples at Kajlagarh, Bhimeswari are famous. During poush Sankantri, various mela, gramin melas, worships are
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