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Panchhat, commonly known as Panshta, is a village in Phagwara Tehsil in the Kapurthala District, Punjab. The nearest city, Phagwara, is about 22 km (14 mi) away. To reach Panchhat one must travel about 10 km (6 mi) on the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara Road and then travel about 9 km (6 mi) on the link road to Panshta. There is regular bus service from Phagwara to this village. Panshta is in center of many cities like Adampur, Mahilpur, Hoshiarpur.
According to the 1991 census, the population of Panchhat was 2276 and has 296 hectares. Panchhat has a post office, a police station and a Hospital. One of many very important canals which helps other districts of the state Punjab passes from north of the village.Its called Bist Doab Canal. Nearby villages include:
The village was found by a "Parmar" Rajput, the youngest of five brothers. Panchhat literally means "smallest of five". The name dervies from "PANJ" (five) and CHAT (from Chotta: younger).
As with most villages in this area majority of the young generation has migrated to US, Canada, Australia, and Western Europe.
The village is secular and has Gurudwaras, Temples and Muslim Masjid such as Shiv Shanker Mandir, Baba Bhure Shah Ji, Shaheed Ganj Gurudwara and Tap Asthan Sant Baba Nagiana Singh Ji. The Smadh of Baba Tukad Gir Ji. The Smadh of Bhagat Baba Kalu Ji (famous for holding the annual Baisakhi Mela. Shiri guru ravidas ji maharaj gurudwara.
Talwinder Singh Parmar the famous (although controversial) leader of "Babbar Khalsa" belonged to this village.
Schools in the village:
- Govt. Primary School
- Public High School
- Nav Bharat Girls High School
- Govt. High School
- Guru Nanak Nav Bharat College
- Bist Doab Public School (log on  )
- Shri Guru Hargovind Sikh Missionary Public High School
- Saint Soldier Public School
- Panshta Academic & Computer Education (P.A.C.E)
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PANCHAYAT HISTORY FROM 1952 ONWARD.....
- 1952–57 S. MANGAL SINGH
- 1958–74 SH. BANARSI DASS VAID
- 1974–78 SH. AVTAR CHAND
- 1979–84 SH. MAHINDERPAL PARMAR
- 1984–98 S. AVTAR SINGH
- 1998–2003 SMT. MANJIT KAUR
- 2003–2008 SH.MALKIAT SINGH
- 2008–TILL DATE SH.HANS RAJ
NAMBERDAR - 1. SH. RAM SAROOP
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