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Chabbewal is a now major shopping center that attracts neighboring villagers regularly. It is a major Bus Station for villagers in and out of that area. Chabbewal is on the main highway from Pathankot to Chandigarh and sits just in the middle of Hoshiarpur and Mahilpur about 10 km each way. The town has five High Schools, plus a very renowned Girls College - Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib College for Women. It now also has Guru Gobind Singh Polytechnic College in village handowal kalan which is rich in Technical diploma courses. It is the first institute in hoshiarpur district to provide vocational diploma in engineering through the NVEQF scheme of AICTE.www.ggspc.com
The main clan in Chabbewal is the Jatt Clan - Jhutty (or Jhutti / Jhooti). Jhutti surname derives from the act of capturing an untamable animal , in this case a horse , it is said the person who captured this untamable horse was given the nick name jhutti (the act of capturing the untamable) the name later developed into the clans surname , the name jhutti has a `slash tick or accent above the `J in `Jhutti . The Neighboring villages house many historical Gurdwaras (Baba Rattan Singh Ji / Nattrala, Harian-Vellan - Jathedar Sant Baba Nihal Singh Ji) and has produced many football players for the state. Many people have migrated to foreign countries from this area: The UK, Canada, The US, Norway, Australia and other parts of Europe.
It is a well established village with many past and present political figures. Moreover, there is now an established Police Station present in Chabbewal, plus the town is host to the biggest peas (mutter) supplying market (mandi) in Asia. There is a strong footballing background in the town. This had led to a Football Academy being established, which has played host to some of the top football players in Punjab, while it hosts big football tournaments every summer and winter.
Chabbewal has also produced many soldiers that have served the Indian Armed Forces. The people of the town are very enthusiastic, hard-working and sociable. This is the reason why the NRI population of the town has been successful abroad, plus the sporting and military achievements of the people of Chabbewal. The village has gained a reputation of not just being a standard village, but a well-respected town of the Hoshiarpur district that people from all over the region like to visit and enjoy.