Maan, Punjab

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Coordinates: 31°4′32″N 74°29′23″E / 31.07556°N 74.48972°E / 31.07556; 74.48972

Maan (Gurmukhi: ਮਾਨ) is a sizable village in Gujranwala Tehsil of District Gujranwala. It was founded in the 17th century by Ladha Maan, who came here from somewhere in the East of the Punjab (now in Eastern Punjab). It has a population of about 10,000 of which the Maans, the descendants of Ladha, are just about 1,000.

Surroundings[edit]

The village is surrounded by two historical forts, Qila Didar Singh and Qila Mian Singh.

There is one highway joining the village with Gujranwala and Hafizabad. Through this highway there is further three kilometer distance by horse carts and auto rickshaws to reach to village heart.

Facilities[edit]

The village has

  • A Post Office
  • Hospital
  • Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Boys Middle School

Agriculture[edit]

The main source of income is agriculture. Most of the farmers cultivate Wheat in winter, Rice (Basmati rice) in summer and various vegetables in every season. Water source is just 60 feet below ground level and rich with sweet water. Village sewerage system is open channel drains going into 4 hector pound for evaporation of waste water. Farmers near pound use same waste water as fertilizing agent for crops which is enriched with urea.

The landmark of this village is a high rise masjid Minaretfounded by Ch. Bashir Ahmed Maan, CBE(Commander of the British Empire). Ch. Bashir Maan is famous for his commitment and devotion for his village community. He also donated his farm land for Girls high school and donated money for the building of the school building. This school has a capacity of 300 female students (Jamiya-tul-Binat) and is cultivating future doctors and engineers.

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