Nasirabad, Ajmer

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This article is about a town in India. For other uses, see Nasirabad.
Nasirabad
city
Nasirabad is located in Rajasthan
Nasirabad
Nasirabad
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 26°18′N 74°44′E / 26.3°N 74.73°E / 26.3; 74.73Coordinates: 26°18′N 74°44′E / 26.3°N 74.73°E / 26.3; 74.73
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Ajmer
Government
 • MLA Ramnarayan Gurjar
Elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 50,804
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 305601
Vehicle registration RJ-01

Nasirabad is a cantonment town in Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

History[edit]

The name is based on a famous English officer Sir David Ochterlony, who was honoured with the name "NASIR-UD-DAULA" (the Defender of the State) by Mughal Badshah Shah Alam II.[citation needed] The city is known for its Army population. Many soldiers and officers are posted here every year. Also, this is the second station in Rajputana, after Beawer, where missionary work started in 1860's during the epidemic of plague. Nasirabad is known as a chhavani in Ajmer.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Nasirabad had a population of 49,111. Males constitute 58% of the population and females 42%. Nasirabad has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 64%. In Nasirabad, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.It is surrounded by the Aravali ranges.
As of 2011 India census,[2] Nasirabad had a population of 50,804.

Overview[edit]

This city has a significance for the Indian Army. Nasirabad Cantonment has one of the biggest firing range in India. The army has almost surrounded this town. As far as the security is concerned this is one of the safest place available in Rajasthan due to the presence of the Indian Army. The way this city has grown is awesome. People from different states of India have been interacting with the local population. The Indian army again plays an important role in this activity. This is one of the most famous place in Rajasthan where the 1857 revolt erupted. This was the place which represented Rajasthan in this mutiny.

Nasirabad is a charming, little town where you will still find horse-drawn carts,horse driven people carrier called Tonga, home-based oil-pressers, and small-time jewellers catering to the neighbouring villages. The main city market is known as Sadar Bazar. The city is an important hub for neighbouring villages. Farmers bring their produce at the local food market (Subji Mandi) for selling. There is a famous eatable known as Kachora, available. This is a round shaped fried chapati with an abnormal size. A Kachora normally weighs 500 to 600 grams. This is full of spices and is one of the most famous mouth watering eatable. The Halwai or the one who prepares these Kachoras is Chawanni Lal Halwai. Kachora is widely appreciated as a morning snack and people come from far-off places to eat it.Kachora is made of lentil (Dal)and potato. Shelf life of potato one is very short. Other old time market is called Ganj or in otherwords, anaaj mandi, Hindi for grain market. Smt. Krishna Kumari is a lady who was awarded by Prime Minister of that time Shri Chandra Shekhar in the year 1991 for her best services in Guide. Shri C.M.Jindal Senior Divisional personnel officer western Railway Ajmer division was the first class one officer of the town (apart from Military authorities) Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hamid was under training as a soldier when our war broke out with Pakistan in 1965. He was sent to the front and destroyed USA's Patton Tanks numbering 8-10 single handed and died setting an example of extreme bravery. Another high point of Nasirabad Cantt is that former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhotto was first commissioned in the army. Lastly the Band of Grenadiers Regimental Centre is sent to Delhi in ceremonial parades.

Economy[edit]

The city is surrounded with Ajmer, Beawer, and Kishangarh. The GAIL has made this an important place. The largest Gas Plant in Asia is situated in Dilwara, Nasirabad. With the development of this gas plant ample of opportunities have raised. Transportation system is a vital player in this as the transportation of Gas and Petroleum products is a necessary activity with this.

Education[edit]

Government Vyaparik Higher Secondary School, Nasirabad is Pioneer School Of Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan Situated near Bus-stand and more than 1000 Student come here from many Village near Nasirabad e.g. Baghsuri, Jhadawasa, Bhatiyani, Derathu and many more. The School has many achievements in Academic, Sports, Cultural Activity and Extra Curriculam and becomes most Prestigious School of Nasirabad from many decades as many student of the School contribute in Madical,Engineering,Education,Civil Service etc. The Discipline Offer by this School in Higher Secondary Level are:- Science(Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Commerce(Bssiness Studies, Accountancy, Economics), Arts(Hindi Literature, History, Sanskrit Literature, Political Science) Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has achieved highest ratio of passed students for last decades for tenth & twelfth standard board Examinations. Other CBSE schools are: Army Public School, St. John's Secondary School, Ravindra Public Secondary School, etc. govt. schools are and girls govt school Kanya path Shala and a school in Sadar bazaar called Sanskrit school.

Transportation[edit]

Nasirabad Cantonment is well connected with railways (Broad Gauge of Indian Railways) and also connected with Golden Quadrilateral of Delhi–Mumbai route. Closest airport is Sanganer Airport, Jaipur which is around 135 km from the city. There are two bus stations from where Rajasthan Public Transport Buses ply to every major town and city in Rajasthan. Nasirabad has largest number of trailer owners in India.

Acharya Gyansagar[edit]

Main article: Gyansagar

Jain Acharya 108 Gyansagar Maharaj did samadhi marana. His Samadhi Sthal is a pilgrimage for Jains.

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