Pundri

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Pundri
town
Pundri is located in Haryana
Pundri
Pundri
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 29°45′N 76°33′E / 29.75°N 76.55°E / 29.75; 76.55Coordinates: 29°45′N 76°33′E / 29.75°N 76.55°E / 29.75; 76.55
Country  India
State Haryana
District Kaithal
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,022
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

https://www.facebook.com/pundrihalka Pundri (https://www.facebook.com/pundrihalka) is a town and a municipal committee in Kaithal district of the Indian state of Haryana. Pundri along with Pundrak was named after the sage Pundarik, who is highly revered by all Hindus and it is supposed to have been a seat of the Pundir clan of Rajputs before they were evicted by Rana Har Rai in the late 9th - early 10th century. Pundri is the seat of a Tehsil and also a Haryana Vidhan Sabha constituency. Pundri is also known for its firni, a sweet which is so popular that nearly 100 quintals of it are sold in the month of August around the festival of Teej.

Educational infrastructure[edit]

It is home to three colleges, named Ch. Ishwar Singh P.G. Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Ch. Ishwar Singh Mahila Shikshan Mahavidyalaya (B.Ed.) and D.A.V College (Co-ed). The Government High School (earlier S.D. High School taken over by the government subsequently) and A.S High School are the biggest and oldest schools in Pundri. Pundri during three decades from '50s to '80s was known for a healthy rivalry between these two schools, in terms of pass percentage of students. The rivalry was represented by the respective principals, namely, Mr. K.C Prabhakar and Mr. M.R Chopra. Presently, the generation in the age group of 45 to 75 mostly owe their scholastic achievements to either of these two stalwarts in the area of education. Mr. Sohan Lal Gupta is the present Principal of the A.S High School.

The S.B. Institute of Engineering & Technology, a new engineering college established in 2008, provides degree courses in Information Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. For 2011 M.tech is also offered in CSE with 18 seats approved from AICTE Delhi.[1]

Eminent personalities[edit]

, Ch. Ishwar Singh has made a huge contribution in the progress of the Pundri area.

Late. Mani Ram Rangray under secy, Haryana govt. also belongs to this village.

Geography[edit]

Pundri is located at 29°45′N 76°33′E / 29.75°N 76.55°E / 29.75; 76.55.[2] It has an average elevation of 224 metres (734 feet).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Website of S.B. Institute of Engineering & Technology
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pundri