Mogra

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Mogra
মগরা
gram panchayat
Mogra is located in West Bengal
Mogra
Mogra
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°58′45″N 88°22′29″E / 22.97925°N 88.374769°E / 22.97925; 88.374769Coordinates: 22°58′45″N 88°22′29″E / 22.97925°N 88.374769°E / 22.97925; 88.374769
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 112,267
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mogra (also spelt Magra or Mugra) is a gram panchayat, police station and headquarters of Chinsurah-Mogra community development block in Hooghly district in West Bengal, India. It is in Chinsurah subdivision.[1] It is a railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line, 47 km from Howrah station, and 7 km from Bandel.[2]

All India Radio has located some of its high power transmitters at Mogra. These transmitters carry a mix of domestic and external services.[3]

Geography[edit]

Mogra is located at 22°58′45″N 88°22′29″E / 22.97925°N 88.374769°E / 22.97925; 88.374769.[4] It has an average elevation of 12 m (39 ft).

Education[edit]

Schools and Colleges There are so many schools and colleges in mogra now. Uttam chandra high school, Bagati Ram Gopal Ghosh high school, Bimalabala Hindi high school, Pravabati balika vidyalaya, Sibchandra girls high school, Tarinisatra High School, Digsui High School, etc. Sreegopal Banerjee College is the only college at Mogra for general studies and it had also recently started Study Center of Netaji open university. Beside this there are ABACUS engineering college, a politechnique college named Elite Engineering college, etc. Also Academy of Technology a reputed engineering college is in one station distance from Mogra. Near by Academy of Technology there is rural library where Professor Narayan Ch Ghosh was administrator. Besides that there are other two Govt. Sponsored rural libraries.

People[edit]

The oldest tribes of this place are bagdis,bauris and sadhukhan. After the division of Bengal many refugees settled in this place from Bangladesh. Bagati at Mogra was the ancestral home of the Young Bengal leader Ramgopal Ghosh.[5] .

Festivals[edit]

Saraswati puja The Saraswati puja of Magra is one of the most famous puja's in Hooghly.the people of this area enjoy the fastival better than durga puja. behave of this area i welcome all the people to come and enjoy the fastival .so many registered or non registered club organise the holy puja.Bagati Dimond Jubily Football Club, Bagati Bandhumahal, Jagarani, sabuj sangha, priya samity, agragami, Mogra united, bazar samity, Mogra Netaji Sangha, Sonali Sangha, VIvakananda Sangha, Agnibina, rabindra Sangha, oika sammalaney etc. are organise big puja in this locality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  2. ^ Eastern Railway time table.
  3. ^ Radio Transmitters, Radio Transmitters
  4. ^ Yahoo maps
  5. ^ Sastri, Sivanath, Ramtanu Lahiri O Tatkalin Banga Samaj, (Bengali)1903/2001, p 76, New Age Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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