Najafgarh

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Najafgarh
नजफ़गढ़
NaharGarh
Subdistrict and Sub - City
Najafgarh is located in Delhi
Najafgarh
Najafgarh
Location in India
Coordinates: 28°36′45″N 76°59′5″E / 28.61250°N 76.98472°E / 28.61250; 76.98472Coordinates: 28°36′45″N 76°59′5″E / 28.61250°N 76.98472°E / 28.61250; 76.98472
Country  India
State Delhi
District South West Delhi
Government
 • Body Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,365,152 [1]
Languages
 • Spoken Haryanvi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency West Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Najafgarh
Civic agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Najafgarh(NaharGarh) is located at the outskirts of the southwestern part of Delhi, India. It has a mixture of rural and urban population from Delhi and Haryana.

Najafgarh is best known as the hometown of Virender sehwag. The famous cricketer who owns the record of highest odi score in an odi international. Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav, the first Chief Minister of New Delhi, was born in Najafgarh. Ms. Sushma Yadav first female General Secretary in 'Delhi Pardesh Congress Committee' and First Secretary of 'All India Mahila Congress' comes from Najafgarh. Mr. Rajbir Yadav, Alderman of South Delhi District of MCD is from Najafgarh. Mr.India Jitender Yadav is also from Najafgarh.[2][3] In addition Dr. Yoginder Sangwan and Lt. Col Pushpender Sangwan also belong to this place. Many other national and international athletes and sportsperson are from this region.

Several religious/meditation centers are located in and around Najafgarh. One of the most noted temples in Najafgarh is that of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Najafgarh also includes a holy place of Hinduism, Saint Siromani Baba Namdev Mandir at Rohilla Tank Sabha, Roshan Garden, Baba Haridas, CRPF Group Centre in Jharoda Kalan. A few of the meditation centres in and around Najafgarh are Radha Swami Satsang Beas at Ranaji Enclave & Dindarpur, Ashram of Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu, Osho Dham (of Guru Rajneesh), Ashram of Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj at Bakkarwala, and Nirmal Dham of Nirmala Devi. The Haryanvi language is widely spoken in the region, along with Hindi.

Delhi Police Training Centre is also located in vicinity. It is one of major training centre for all the recruitment of delhi police's constable, Sub-Inspector and other ranks. Various kind of trainings are being provided in this centre such as bomb disposal, riots protection etc. It is having two parts- one is Delhi Police Training School and other is Delhi Police Training College. Apart from this, CRPF Camp is also located adjacent to it, that is among one of the centre of Central Reserve Police Force, which part of Indian Government's Para Military Forces. On the anniversary of either of these, some dignitary of Indian Government or Delhi government, do participate.

History[edit]

Mirza Najaf Khan Korai Baloch, the commander-in-chief of the Mughal Army, after whom Najafgarh is named.

Najafgarh was named after the Kiledar (Fort Administrator) Mirza Najaf Khan Baloch (1733–1782) of the Mughal Dynasty.[4] The country seat of this powerful Persian noble, located in the suburbs beyond the capital city, later became a fortified stronghold of Rohilla Afghan chieftain Zabita Khan (b. 1785).[5] During the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and part of the Siege of Delhi, the Battle of Najafgarh took place on 25 August 1857 between Indian rebels and British Raj soldiers. Approximately 800 people were killed.

A small settlement of the Mughal troops settled here in its infancy. Najafgarh is now one of the most populous electoral regions in the National Capital Region of India (NCR). Najafgarh is surrounded by 70 villages bordering Haryana. The borders are 10 to 15 kilometers from the main Najafgarh Market.

Geography[edit]

Najafgarh is surrounded by a number of important villages of the South West Delhi district. Like all the administrative subdivisions of the South West District of Delhi, Najafgarh is composed of a group of villages. Some of the villages around Najafgarh are Kair, roshan pura baprola, Asalatpur Khadar, Haibat Pur, Pandwala Kalan, Jafarpur Kalan, Badu Sarai, Kangan Heri, Dauralla, Dindarpur, Deenpur, Ghuman Hera, Khaira, Delhi, Bakkargarh, Jaffarpur Kalan, Rawta, Surheda, Kheda Dabar, Daulatpur, Dhansa, Galibpur, Jhuljhuli, Jhatikra, Kazipur, Kharkhari Nahar, Sidipur, KharKhari Jatmal, KharKhari Rond, Hasanpur, Delhi, Mundhela Khurd, Mundhela Kalan, Nanak Heri, Nagal Sakrawati, Paprawat, Pandwalan Khurd, Pandwalan Kalan, Rewala Khanpur, Tajpur Khurd, Sarang Pur, Sherpur,[disambiguation needed] Shikar Pur, Samaspur Khalsa, Ujwa, Daryapur Khurd, Issapur and Malikpur. Najafgarh is surrounded by a number of important towns of Delhi. On the west of Najafgarh like Surkhpur and Mitraon. Dichaon Kalan is situated to the north of Najafgarh.

There are many colonies also in Najafgarh which are: Najafgarh Park Colony,Todar Mal Colony,Bangali Colony,Naveen Place,Vijay Park, Deepak Vihar, Ajay Park, Naya Bazar(Viru's dwelling place), Makshudabad Colony, Roshan Pura, Data Ram Park, Gupta Market, Dharm Pura, Virendra Market, Prem Nagar, Durga Vihar, Shiv Enclave, Shyam Vihar, Roshan Vihar, etc. Najafgarh also shares a boundary with Dwarka, which is adjacent to it, approximately 4 km from the main Najafgarh market.

Najafgarh is also in close proximity to Gurgaon, which is a hub for numerous companies, both Indian and multinational. Najafgarh is also famous for the main way between Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh and other cities or towns of Haryana and Delhi. Najafgarh and Bahadurgarh are twin town of National Capital Region (NCR).

Demographics[edit]

Map of Delhi, showing location of Najafgarh

The majority of the inhabitants are from Haryana, Uttrakhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The literacy rate is 88.1%.[1]

Education[edit]

COLLEGES:

'INSTITUTES:

SCHOOLS:

Transport[edit]

DELHI METRO: There is a project of Delhi Metro from Dwarka to Najafgarh in IIIrd phase of DMRC. It will be completed by December, 2016.

Parks[edit]

  • Harit Bhumi (On Delhi road),
  • DDA Park (Najafgarh Extension, Near Nangloi Road),
  • Mother Dairy Park (At Chhawla Stand),
  • Sheetala Mata Park (At Main Market).

Hospitals[edit]

Government Hospitals:

  • Najafgarh Health Center - OPD and 24 Hrs. emergency service.
  • Rao Tula Ram Hospital, Jafarpur Kalan Village (Near Najafgarh).
  • Chaudhry Brahm Prakash Ayurvedic Hospital, Khera Dabur Village (Near Najafgarh).
  • ESIC Dispensary, Najafgarh.
  • Delhi Govt. dispensaries at colonies of Najafgarh are at Dharampura & Gopal Nagar colonies.

Private Hospitals:

  • Orthoplus Hospital.
  • Surya Kiran Hospital.
  • Kalyani Hospital.
  • Om Dental Clinic & Diagostic Centre.
  • Vikas Hospital.
  • Metro hospitals.
  • Janki hospital.
  • Swastik hospital.

Government Offices[edit]

  • Delhi Metro Rail Depot.
  • Delhi Jal Board Zonal Office.
  • Delhi Parks and Garden Society Office.
  • Tehsil Office.
  • Education Department's Zonal Office.
  • BSES Electricity Office.
  • Pay and Account Office (Govt. Of Delhi).
  • SDM Office.
  • BDO Office.
  • PWD Office.
  • Delhi Police South West Zone's ACP Office.
  • MTNL Office (Telephone Exchange).
  • MCD Zonal Office of Najafgarh Zone.
  • Irrigation and flood control department's office.
  • Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Bus Depot.
  • Court of DC of MCD of Najafgarh Zone.
  • Fire Station.
  • Sub Post Office.
  • Zonal Office of Delhi Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC).
  • Zonal Office of Food and Supply Department.
  • Store and Office of Central Warehousing Corporation.

Stadium[edit]

  • Najafgarh Stadium- A District Level Stadium of Govt. of Delhi (Near Delhi Gate, Najafgarh).

Historical Monuments and Places[edit]

  • Delhi Gate.
  • Najafgarh Lake.
  • Jami Mosque.
  • Octagonal Well.
  • Tomb of Rana Sahib - Lodhi.
  • Catholik Church.
  • Jawahar Chowk.

Army Camps[edit]

  • BSF Camp, Chhawla, Najafgarh.
  • ITBP Camp, Chhawla, Najafgarh.
  • CRPF Camp, Jharoda Kalan, Najafgarh.
  • Air Force Station, Bani Camp, Najafgarh.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India 2011 Primary Census Abstract". Government of India. 
  2. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/big-names-for-senior--national-bodybuilding/447122/
  3. ^ http://www.funnyhumorclips.net/yt/bodybuilder-mrindia-jitender-yadav-in-2012-mrindia-competition/YNvTJ34Uv_g.html
  4. ^ Delhi Govt Website
  5. ^ Strategy Framework for Delhi beyond the Commonwealth Games 2010, BY DANNY CHERIAN, 2004