Manirampur Upazila

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Manirampur
মনিরামপুর
Upazila
Manirampur is located in Bangladesh
Manirampur
Manirampur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°1′N 89°14′E / 23.017°N 89.233°E / 23.017; 89.233Coordinates: 23°1′N 89°14′E / 23.017°N 89.233°E / 23.017; 89.233
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Jessore District
Area
 • Total 444.7 km2 (171.7 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 326,093
 • Density 733/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6.ooGMT)
Postal Code 7440
Website [1] [2]

Manirampur Upazila (Bengali: মণিরামপুর) is an upazila of Jessore District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. It is bounded by Jessore Sadar Upazila on the north, Kalaroa and Jhikargachha upazilas on the west, Abhaynagar Upazila on the east, and Dumuria and Keshabpur upazilas on the south.

Geography[edit]

Manirampur is located at 23°01′00″N 89°14′00″E / 23.0167°N 89.2333°E / 23.0167; 89.2333. Manirampur is the Second largest upazila of Bangladesh with an area of 444.72 square kilometres (171.7 sq mi). Important low-lying areas include the Jhealdaha, Kedaria, Monaharpur and Moshihati beels. The main rivers in Manirampur are the Harihar and Vodra rivers. It is situated 12 miles (19 km) from the District town.

Political History[edit]

The upazila's members of parliament (MP) were: Pijush Kanti Bhattacharya (AL), beginning in 1973; Afsar Siddiqui (BNP), beginning in 1979; Mufti Wakkas (JP), beginning in 1986; Tipu Sultan (AL), beginning in 1991, Tipu Sultan (AL), beginning in 1996; Mufti Wakkas (Jamat-e- Ulamai Islam), beginning in 2001; Tipu Sultan (AL), beginning in 2008.

The chairman of the upazila as of 2009 was Swapon Kumar Bhattyacharya.

The current mayor of Manirampur municipality is Shaheed Iqbal.

The upazila has produced one Minister, Sarat Chandra Mojumder (1955–58), and one State Minister of Religious Affairs, Mufti Wakkas, who held office under Hussain Muhammad Ershad. Advocate Nooral Islam,

Administration[edit]

Manirampur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of one municipality, 9 wards, 17 union parishads, 246 mouzas and 249 villages. The union parishads are:

  • Manirampur,
  • Jhanpa,
  • Durbadanga,
  • Monoharpur,
  • Nehalpur,
  • Kultia,
  • Rohita,
  • Shyamkur,
  • Chaluahati,
  • Dhakuria,
  • Hariharnagar,
  • Khedapara,
  • Maswimnagar,
  • Horidaskhti,
  • Kashimnagar,
  • Bhojgati,
  • Khanpur.

The upazila has one 100-bed upazila health complex and two union health centers, one at Nehalpur and the other at Rajgong. It also has several community clinics.

Local NGO[edit]

1. PROTISHRUTI-JESSORE 2. Women's Development Foundation (WDF) 3. World Village 4. Notun Jiban Kandraw 5. DIBAS 6. SATUBANDHAN 7. SIBAS 8. MASIUS 9. Rural Development Program 10. Assrayan Sheba Sangastha (ASS) 10. Gono Unnayan Faoundation 11.NETS

Union Council[edit]

  • 1. Rohita
  • 2. Kashimnagar
  • 3. Vojgatee
  • 4. Dhakuria
  • 5. Haridashkathi
  • 6. Manirampur Sadar
  • 7. Khadapara
  • 8. Kultia
  • 9. Jhanpa
  • 10. Harihar nagar
  • 11. Caluahati
  • 12. Shamkur
  • 13. Khanpur
  • 14. Durbadanga
  • 15. Monohorpur
  • 16. Nehalpur
  • 17. Mosshimnagar

Hospitals and Clinics[edit]

The upazila has one 100-bed upazila health complex and two union health centers, one at Nehalpur and the other at Rajgong and several community clinics. There are several private small hospitals and clinics too.[1]

Manirampur's new generation of initial ideas[edit]

Manirampur's new generation of boys and girls think and Gallery of Modern Science.The childhood of our children - and parents focus on the environment due to cultural studies. Justified because its people became a cultural favorite. The youth cultural practice regularly helps to create a nifty people. The usual practice in other areas, such as its children are not. The idea of civilization and culture than they are. Bangladesh is a modern city where almost 90% of people in the organization, and self-educated.

Freedom Fighters[edit]

Fazlu from Gopalpur, Babar Ali of Parala, Yunus Akbar and Haji Sawkat Ali from Manirampur. The most dedicated freedom fighter was Akram of Khanpur and Nawab Ali of Mohanpur.

Razakars[edit]

This upazilla produced some 'Kulangar' Razakars. Included from Manirampur bazar are: Atiar shekh, Meher Ali Jollad, Vutey Musa, Dr. Mohiuddin, The notorious rajakar of the upazilla was Majid (Shymkur), Jamshed (Aminpur) Shamsur Rahman (Jalalpur) He Killed Jatadhar Ghosh of Jalalpur. Shaik Sahidul Islam (Bashudevpur).

During 1971[edit]

Shaheed Asaduzzaman Asad (শহীদ আসাদুজ্জামান আসাদ), younger brother of Poet and Professor of Dhaka University Muhammad Moniruzzaman from Chinatola village was killed 23 October during the 1971. He was buried in Chinatola, near Chinatola bridge on the bank of Harihar river. This Asad is Manirampur's Asad...... Shaheed Akram from Khanpur, Manirampur Jessore. Not only Asad,But also Santi, Tojo, Manik, Fazlu were killed at the same time, same Place and they all are buried in a grave together. They were bosom friend and leaders of political party. They arrested together, killed together and buried together.

1971 Liberation War[edit]

Manirampur thana was controlled by Sector 8 of the Bangladesh Armed Forces during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The sector's headquarters was at Benapole and it was commanded by Major Abu Osman Chowdhury (April 10 – July 17, 1971) and then Major MA Manzur (August 14, 1971 – February 14, 1972).

Demographics[edit]

As the census of 1991, the total population of Manirampur was 326,093. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. The density of population was 733/km². The total people of eighteen years or older (18 or 18+) was 168,903 and the total number of households was 59,615. Manirampur had an average literacy rate of 29.1% (for people seven years or older), compared with the national average of 32.4%.[2][3]

The percentage of people according to religions were: Muslims 79.2%, Hindu 20.62% and other religion 0.18%.[3]

Religion in Manirampur Upazila
Religion Percent
Islam
  
79.2%
Hinduism
  
20.62%
Other
  
0.18%

Only Town Population:

Only the Manirampur town had a population of 18874 as the census of 1991 where males are 52.36% and females are 47.64% of the town people. The density of town population was 1644/km² and the literacy rate of town people was 43.3%.[3][4]

Educational Institutions[edit]

There are several educational institutions:

High Schools[edit]

  • Manirampur Government High School,
  • Manirampur Government Girls High School,
  • Rajgonj High School,
  • Manirampur Sammilani High School,
  • Manirampur Pourosova Girls High School,
  • Manirampur Kolabagan High School,
  • Khamarbari High School,
  • Khanpur High School,
  • Bijoyrampur High School,
  • Durgapur High School,
  • Sundalpur High School,
  • Gopalpur M.L. High School,
  • Helanchi Krisnobati High School,
  • Katakhali High School,
  • Khajura Kathaltala High School,
  • Nagoreghope High school,
  • Dhakuria Pratapkati M.L. High School,
  • Chandipur High School,
  • Chandpur Majhiali High School,
  • Khedapara High School,
  • Paton Juranpur High School,
  • Tengramari High School,
  • Joypur High School, Somoskati Girls High School, Herina Secondary School
  • Satgati High School, Kaminidanga Girls High School etc.[5][6]

Manirampur Government Pilot High School Was Established in 1932. It's a boys' high school. The school always has glorious and the top most result in Manirampur upazila. It is one of the most famous high schools in Jessore district.

Manirampur Government Girls High School Was Established in 1965. It is the best girls' high school in Manirampur upazila.

Somoskati Girls High School Was Established in 1994. There are many government and registered Primary School in Manirampur.

Dhakuria pratapkati M.L. High School was established in 1939. One of the oldest primary schools in this thana is situated in Parala.

Nagoreghope High school, established in 1970 is one of the most famous high school of the upazilla.

Bangalipur High School, Established in 1995

Mashihati High School was established in 1918, started at the "Kachari Ghar" of "Mallick Bari" of village Kultia. Subsequently, Kultia Boys Primary School, Mashihati High School, Kultia Girls Primary/High School and Mashihati Degree College,Chandipur High School, Hostel, huge play grounds, large ponds, Post Office, Bank, Teacher's quarters, a small market place- all of them located within around 200–250 metres (660–820 ft) from each other, became an educational complex, known as the Oxford of 96 villages.

Colleges[edit]

  • Manirampur College,
  • Manirampur Girls College,
  • Mashihati Degree College,
  • Palashi Adarsha College,
  • Rajgong College,
  • Khanpur College,
  • Nehalpur College,
  • Chinatola College,
  • Matrivasa College,
  • Sabuz Palli College,
  • Shommiloni Degree College etc.[6][7]

Primary Schools[edit]

Manirampur Upazila has hundreds of primary school. Some noted primary schools are:

  • Provati Bidyapeeth Government Primary School,
  • Protiva Bidyaniketon,
  • Manirampur Government Primary School,
  • Manirampur Residential Institute,
  • Parala Govt. Primary School,
  • Sunrise Pre-cadet School,
  • Golden Sun Pre-cadet School,
  • Dhaka International English Medium School,
  • Badhaghata Model Govt. Primary School,
  • Enayetpur Government Primary School,
  • Durgapur Primary School etc.[6]

Madrasha[edit]

There are some famous Madrashas in Manirampur upazila. Noted ones are:

  • Lauri-Ramnagar Kamil madrasa,
  • Machna Modinatul-ulum Madrasa,
  • Manirampur Alia Senior Madrasa etc.[6]
  • Jaljhara Siddikia Fadil Madrasha

University[edit]

  • Darul Ihsan University, Manirampur-Campus.
  • Musical university: World Village Cultural International College (proposed) [6]

Natural Sights[edit]

The most notable place to see in Manirampur is Vabodah Sluis Gate and Jhapa (Rajgong) Baor. Rampur village is famous because it looks almost like an island. It is surrounded by Jhapa Baor and Khajura Baor. The famous Kapatakkha River also flows beside this area. Khedapara Baor, near the Khedapara bazar.

Archaeological Sights[edit]

A terracotta plaque bearing the image of Mallinath, a female tirthankar (saint) of the Jain religion, was found at the Mound of Dam Dam Peer in Manirampur Upazila. It is believed to be the most ancient relic discovered from this part of the world. The Archaeology Department at Khulna said that the plaque is at least 1800 years old. It is currently kept at the Khulna Museum.[8]

Besides, "Neelkuthi" at village Joypur & "Kachari Ghar" are important Archaeological sites in Manirampur.[3]

Communication System[edit]

Roads:

Manirampur Upazila has 44 km pucca, 32 km semi pucca and 786 km mud road.

Traditional Transports:

PALANQUIN and Bullock cart.

Available Transports:

Bus, Mini-bus, Micro-bus, Car (rent),Easy-bike, Rickshaw- van, Motor-bike (rent), Minidoor, Tempoo, Tekar, Alam- sadhu, Nasiman, Kariman etc. The semeans of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.[3]

Production and Manufactures[edit]

Main crops:

The main crops of Manirampur Upazila are Paddy, Wheat, Jute, Potato, Mustard etc. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, Indigo, Kaun, Arahar etc.

Main fruits:

Mango, Jackfruit, Papaya, Banana etc.

Main Exports:

Date molasses, Jute, Banana etc.

Manufactures:

Rice mill, Flour mill, Ice factory etc.

Cottage Industries:

Weaving,Goldsmith, Blacksmith, Potteries, Wood work, Tailoring and Welding.

Industries:

Manirampur is not an industrial area, but it has an industry also. It is: Uttara Food Industry (Producing Animal Food) [3]

Village Fairs[edit]

Most famous Village Fairs of Manirampur Upazila are Mohonta Tala Mela Raghunarhpur (Balai Gushai Bari) near Garibpur Graveyard (Mahasmashan) and Khadapara Baidyanath Dham Mela held on the Month of ASHAR (June/July). It was more than Three Hundred Years old Mela.[9]

Hat-Bazars[edit]

The most notable Hat-Bazars in Manirampur Upazila are: Moshiahati, Sundoli, Haridaskati, Nehalpur, Manirampur, Gopalpur, Khatuadanga (Tetultala), Konakhola, Dhakuria, Rajganj, Chinetola etc.[9]

Cultural Organizations[edit]

Manirampur Upazila has a large number of Cultural Organizations. Only the renowned Cultural Organizations are listed here:

  • Kanthashilon (A Creative & Cultural Centre),
  • Manirampur World Village (Social & Creative Centre),
  • Udichi (Music & Drama),
  • Uccharon Nattya Songsod (Theater Arts),
  • Sonket Songeet Niketon (Musical Academy),
  • Lolitokola (Music Academy),
  • Charunir (Fine Arts Academy),
  • Mobarok Fine Arts Academy (Fine Arts Academy),
  • Kalantor, (Literature Centre),
  • Manirampur Public Library,
  • Khamarbari Public Library,
  • Sahitya Adda (Poetry & Drama Centre),
  • Manirampur Sangoshkriti Academy,
  • Sworolipi Songeet Academy (Musical Academy),
  • Manirampur Shilpi Gosthi (Musical, Fine Arts, Drama, Classical Dance Academy),
  • Sur-Lohori (Musical Academy),
  • Rongdhonu Shilpi Gosthi (Theater),
  • SIMANA (A Cultural Organization),
  • Mosiahati Sanaskritik Parisad,
  • Mosiahati Theater (Theater & Arts) etc.[10]


(Village names are alphabetically arranged:)

Village Bagdob:

A.N Ahammad Ali; CEO; Satkhira District Council

Physician S.M Fahad M.B.B.S, (R.M.C). Omar Faruque Rassel, Regional Operation Manager at Sylhet Division, HSVC project of BMTF.


Village Bantbila:

Engr. Abdullah Al-Mamun Khan M.Sc in IT (AIT, Greece); BSc.EE (Pakistan), IT Officer at Velti, Poet, Writer. Currently lives in Athens, Greece.

Village Bejoyrampur:

Afsar Ahmed M.Sc.(1st class 1st, Raj), Actuary, Institute of Actuaries, London, Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, USA. Currently lives in Australia

Md. Mozahar Ali (died on 16/08/2013), Deputy Asstt Director, Jute, Manirampur


Village Bolianpur:

Dr. G M Hafiz. M.B.B.S from RMC.

Village Chalkidanga:

Dr. Abdul Alim, Associate Prof., Agri University, Mymensingh

Village Chandipur:

Physician Suraiya Khanam; M.B.B.S, (R.M.C).

Village Hakoba:

Engr Ashim Sikder (BUET)

DEBPROSHAD DAWN BA(hon's)MA Music(D.U) Lecturer Department Of Music,University of Dhaka.

Village Hanuar:

Engr. Rabiul Islam, (B.U.E.T), From Toronto; USA.


Village Kodlapara:

প্রকৌশলী আহসান (পুরকৌশল, C.U.E.T), Mohammod Ali Siddiqui (Teacher), Abdul Aziz (Military Doctor).

Village Hashadanga:

Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Wahab; M.B.B.S, M.R.C.P. (Faculty of Medicine) Holy family Medical college, Bangladesh.

Village Jhapa:

Group captain Touhid BAF

Village Kashipur:

Engr. Abdur Razzaque (BUET), working in USA.

Village Machna:

Engr. F.M. Mosharraf Hossain, (B.U.E.T)

Engr. F.M. Ishaque Ali (BUET), Senior Engineer (ADNOC, Abu Dhabi)

Dr Haroon Rashid, Deputy Director, Bangla Academy.

Village Manirampur Sadar:

Engr. Mahbubur Rahman. B.Sc(B.U.E.T), M.Sc (New Zealand), Ph.D (Australia) Senior Engineer (South Australian Highways Department)

Dr. Nazrul Islam (Pabna Medical College Hospital)

Md. Abdul Aziz, Former Head Master, Manirampur High School.

Village Masshimnagar:

N I Khan, Secretary, ICT, Govt. of Bangladesh

Village Mohohorpur:

Golam Rabbani MA, MS (UK), From 'Total Gas'; UK.

Village Mubarakpur:

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mirnal Kanti Das MBBS (DMC), MS (DU)

Village Parala:

Ex-MP Pijush Kanti Bhattyacharya; Current Upazilla Chairman Swapon Bhattyacharya;

Ex. Head Master Fazlul Karim; B.A, (Calcutta University);Graduate during British period and Kuada High School

GM Afsaruddin, Bangladesh Air Force,

Advocate Anwarul Karim,

Physician G M Monawar Hosain M.B.B.S [D.M.C], MS (Australia), PHD (USA), From Boston, America;

BSc Engg Delawar Hossain; MBA, M.S (Canada), From Calgary, Canada;

Pediatrician Afroza Begum, M.B.B.S[D.M.C], MD (USA), From Houston, USA;

Biotechnologist G M Rabiul Islam; M.S, (Belgium), Teacher at S.U.S.T, Sylhet, Bangladesh,

BSc Engg Motiar Rahman.

Village Poradanga:

Sarat Chandra Mojumder borned in 1897. He completed his Matriculation examination from Panjia high school in 1920 and B.L. degree from Calcutta University in 1927. For a brief period, he worked as a teacher in Moshihati High school. In 1954, became a MP of Pakistan National congress and later on became a minister (1955–1958) of East Pakistan Government.

Dr. Captain Jibon Ratan Dhar- Served in British Army during WWI. In 1952 became a Deputy Minister; Jail & Crime (West Bengal: INDIA), and in 1962 Minister of Health & Welfare (West Bengal:INDIA).

Physician Manabendra Datta; M.B.B.S,[D.M.C], MD (USA); From USA.

Subol Chandra Mallick(Subol Pondit)-Borned in 1914. He was a primary school teacher(Head Master). Till his death he tried to enlight the power of knowledge with every stage of rural people.

Captain Subroto Mallick Eden- Master Mariner, Barbara shipping Line, Sweden

Sajib Mallick Sohag, BSC in Marine Engineering- Grand Son of Subol Pondit.

Yunus Akbar, superentendent of customs.

Tasnim Irin Rahman, Majoring in Criminal justice, USA.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Duke Khan. "BANGLAPEDIA: Manirampur Upazila.". Archived from the original on 2006-01-01. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Duke Khan. "Demographics of Manirampur Upazilla.". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Duke Khan. "High Schools in Manirampur, Jessore, Bangladesh.". Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Duke Khan. "Educational Institutions of Manirampur Upazilla.". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Duke Khan. "Colleges in Manirampur, Jessore, Bangladesh.". Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ Duke Khan, and Md. Shariful Islam. "Mound of Dam Dam Peer in Manirampur Upazilla.". Jessore Info. Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Duke Khan. "Village Fair and Hat-Bazars of Manirampur Upazilla.". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ Duke Khan. "Cultural Organizations of Manirampur Upazilla.". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 

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