Tarn Taran Sahib
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|Tarn Taran Sahib|
|• President of municipal corporation||S. Bhupinder Singh Khera|
|• Total||6 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||226.5 m (743.1 ft)|
|• Density||464/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||+91 (0) 1852|
|Sex ratio||764 ♂/♀|
- 1 History
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Culture
- 4 Economy
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Government and politics
- 7 Cities, towns and counties
- 8 Attractions
- 9 Education
- 10 Notable people
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Tarn Taran Sahib was founded by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563–1606). He laid the foundation of Sri Tarn Taran Sahib Temple. Tarn Taran Sahib was part of the Bhangi Sikh Dynasty ruled by a powerful Sikh family of the Dhillon Clan from 1716 to 1810.
In 1947, the year of the Partition of India and the Partition of Punjab, Tarn Taran was the only tehsil (district) in Punjab, along with Shiekhupura, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hoshiapur, Kapurthala, Amritsar, Lyallpur, and Patiala, with a majority Sikh population. The city was a center of the Sikh insurgency during the 1980s and early 1990s. Tarn Taran Sahib was suggested as the capital of Khalistan, the proposed Sikh independent nation. The main occupation in this area is agriculture and agroindustry, with very few other industries.
Tarn Taran district was formed in 2006. The declaration to this effect was made by Captain Amarinder Singh, Ex-Chief Minister of Punjab, during the celebrations marking the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. With this, it became the 19th district of Punjab.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh's and Kanvar Nau Nihal Singh's contributions
Maharaja Ranjit Singh had the steps on the two sides of the sarovar, formerly left unfinished by Budh Singh and Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, completed and its circumambulatory passage paved. The darbar sahib was also reconstructed. Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his grandson, Kanvar Nau Nihal Singh, donated large quantities of gold to have the exterior plated with the metal, but the work made little progress in the troubled times that followed Ranjit Singh's death. It was in the last quarter of the nineteenth century that part of the exterior was covered with goldleaf by Sant Sham Singh, of Amritsar. Only one of the four towers planned by Kanvar Nau Nihal Singh for the four corners of the tank was erected during this time. Under Maharaja Ranjit Singh's orders, the town of Tarn Taran was enclosed by a wall. A few other shrines, such as the Mahji Sahib, the Akal Bunga and the Guru ka Khuh, were developed and several bungas added.
Tarn Taran and the British Raj
After the annexation of the Punjab to the British dominions, the management of the shrines at Tarn Taran, along with those at Amritsar, was entrusted to a sarbarah, or manager, appointed by the deputy commissioner of Amritsar. The role of the manager was, however, confined to general supervision, the priests being autonomous in the conduct of religious affairs. They divided the offerings among themselves and gradually appropriated most of the lands endowed to the Darbar Sahib during Sikh rule. They neglected their religious duties and cared little for the sanctity of the holy shrines and the sarovar. The traditional monthly congregation on every amavasya day, the last day of the dark half of the month, was reduced to a small carnival. Reforms introduced by the Singh Sabha, Tarn Taran, established in 1885, were disapproved and resisted by the clergy. Efforts of the Khalsa Diwan Majha and the Central Majha Khalsa Diwan to cleanse the administration met with only partial successl
Gurdwara Reform Movement
As the Gurdwara reform movement got under way, the control of the sacred shrines passed to a representative body of the Sikhs, the Shiromam Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, on 27 January 1921. A leper asylum established by Guru Arjan Dev (it was thought that minerals in the water were helpful in treating Leprosy), but completely ignored by the clergy after the abrogation of Sikh sovereignty, was taken over in 1858 by Christian missionaries. 
Indo-Pak war 1965
The tank battles of 1965 form part of military history as the most intense armored battles between the end of World War II and the 1991 Gulf War. Close to a thousand tanks, on both sides, took part in the pitched battles and offensives. At the start of the war, Indian strength was limited to one armored division and one independent armored brigade, along with six armored regiments supporting infantry divisions. Pakistan had two armored divisions, with the then very modern M-48 Patton tanks. India had an equivalent tank in the Centurion, but their strength was limited to only four armored.
97 Tanks captured at Assal Uttar
The Indian Army managed to capture 97 Pakistani tanks as a result of the botched assault by the 1st Armoured Division of the Pakistan Army at the Battle of Assal Uttar on 10 September 1965. Six Pakistani armoured regiments took part in the battle, namely the 19 lancers (Patton), 12 cavalry (Chafee), 24 cavalry (Patton), 4 cavalry (Patton), 5 horse (Patton) and 6 lancers (Patton). The Indian forces in the field that day consisted of three armoured regiments with inferior tanks, the Deccan Horse (Shermans), 3 Cavalry (Centurion) and the 8 Cavalry (AMX-13). The battle was so fierce and intense that at the end of the war, the Fourth Indian Division a.k.a. "The Fighting Fourth" had captured about 97 tanks in destroyed/damaged or intact condition. This included 72 Patton tanks and 25 Chafees and Shermans. A total of 32 of the 97 tanks, including 28 Pattons, were in running condition. The Indian forces lost 32 tanks. Fifteen of them were captured by the Pakistan Army, mostly Sherman tanks.
Near the Bhikhiwind village in the Khemkaran area, a strip of land was called Patton Nagar for a short while in 1965. It was here that more than 60 tanks of the Pakistani army were displayed at the end of the September India-Pakistan conflict. The Pakistan Army tanks were captured at the Battle of Asal Uttar by India's 4th Mountain Division, and it became a memorial to the Pakistani tanks being bogged down in the marshes during the 1965 War. The tanks were displayed for some time after which they were shipped to various cantonments or army establishments for display as war trophies.
As of 2001[update] Indian census, Tarn Taran Sahib had a population of 55,787. Males constituted 51% of the population, and females 49%. Tarn Taran has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 40%. In Tarn Taran Sahib, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age and 15% is elderly. 3% of its residents have settled abroad. Sikhs form 89.1% of the total population of the district with Hindus being 9.8% and Christians 1.1% of the total population. It should be noted that Taran taran district has the highest Sikh percentage among all the districts of Punjab followed by Amritsar at 87%.
Hub of Sikh culture
The city has many historical gurdwaras which include: Darbar Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Gurdwara Guru Ka Khuh (Gurdwara of the Guru's Well), Gurdwara Bibi Bhani Da Khuh, Gurdwara Takkar Sahib, Gurdwara Lakeer Sahib, Gurudwara Baba Garja Singh Baba Bota Singh, Gurdwara Jhulna Mahal, and Lalpur(Tapeana Sahib).
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib (Tarn Taran) - This gurdwara is an elegant, three-storeyed structure at the southeastern corner of the sarovar. Approached through a double-storeyed arched gateway, it stands in the middle of a marble-floored platform. The upper portion of the edifice is covered with glittering gold-plated sheets. The lotus dome, damaged in an earthquake (4 April 1905) and subsequently reconstructed, has an ornamental gold pinnacle with an umbrella-shaped gold finial. Exquisitely executed stucco work in intricate designs, inset with reflecting glass pieces, decorate the interior walls and the ceiling. The Guru Granth Sahib is seated on a platform under an elongated dome covered with goldplated metal sheets. This throne was an offering from Kanvar Nau Nihal Singh. A relay recital of Kirtan goes on from early morning until late in the evening.
Har Ki Pauri - A flight of marbled steps behind the Darbar Sahib descending into the sacred pool, marks the spot where, according to tradition, Guru Arjan made the first cut as the digging started in 1590. Pilgrims go down these steps to take Charanamrit or palmsful of holy water to sip.
The Sarovar - One of the largest of the Sikh holy tanks (ponds), it is an approximate rectangle in shape. Its northern and southern sides are 289 and 283 metres (948 and 928 ft), respectively, and eastern and western sides 230 and 233 metres (755 and 764 ft), respectively. The sarovar was originally fed by rain water that flowed in from the surrounding lands. In 1833, Maharaja Raghubir Singh of Jmd had a water channel dug, connecting the tank with the Lower Kasur Branch of the Upper Ban Doab Canal at Rasulpur watermills, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the southeast. The channel was cemented and covered in 1927/28 by Sant Gurmukh Singh and Sant Sadhu Singh. They also supervised karseva, i.e. complete desilting of the tank through voluntary service, in 1931. The operation was repeated in 1970 under Sant Jivan Singh. Most of the bungas around the sarovar have now been demolished and a verandah constructed instead along the periphery. The name Tarn Taran, since appropriated by the town itself, originally belonged to the sarovar, so called by Guru Arjan. Literally it means, "the boat that takes one across (the ocean of existence)". (Tarana in Sanskrit is a raft or a boat). According to Sikh tradition, the water of the old pond was found to possess medicinal properties, especially efficacious for curing leprosy. For this reason the sarovar was known as Dukh Nivaran, the eradicator of affliction. AKAL BUNGA, a four storeyed building near the Nishan Sahib (Sikh flagpole), was constructed in 1841 by Kanvar Nau Nihal Singh. Maharaja Sher Singh provided the finishing touches. The Guru Granth Sahib, "after a procession around the sarovar amid" chanting of hymns in the late evening, is, brought here for the night's rest. Manji Sahib, a small domed shrine in the eastern part of the circumambulatory pavement, marks the spot from where Guru Arjan supervised the excavation of the sarovar. A divan hall, a vast pavilion of reinforced concrete, has now been raised close to it.
The Tower - The only completed column of the four planned by Kanvar Nau Nihal Singh, for the beautification of the sarovar at Tarn Taran, stands at the northeastern corner. The three-storeyed tower, 34 metres (112 ft) high, was erected during the Kanvar's lifetime. The dome on top of it was added later.
Gurdwara Lakeer Sahib is situated at the place where a line on the ground was marked by Baba Deep Singh Ji, before entering into war against the Mughal Empire in 1757. Gurudwara Bibi Bhani da Khuh, situated near Sri Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran, is named after Bibi Bhani Ji. She was the daughter of Guru Amar Das, the wife of Guru Ram Das, and the mother of Guru Arjan Dev Ji. This religio-historic khuh (well) was dug by Guru Arjan Dev Ji, in memory of his mother, at the place where she used to serve food, water, and medicine to the needy and visiting pilgrims. Locals preserved the place with the help of Dera Kar Sewa Tarn Taran, and constructed a gurdwara.
Gurdwara Guru Ka Khuh is also situated in Tarn Taran City. This well belonged to Guru Arjan Dev Ji, and a historic gurdwara has been built at this place.
Other gurdwaras in the District of Tarn Taran are at Goindwal Sahib, namely Gurdwara Baoli Sahib, at Khadoor Sahib, at Baba Buddha Sahib (Bir Sāhib) and those at Amritsar. Goindwal Sahib Goindwal Sahib, situated along the River Beas, is 23 km (14 mi) from Tarn Taran Sahib. It is an important center of Sikhism, as Guru Arjan Dev ji was born there.
Tarn Taran has many smaller-scale to large-scale industries:
- Rana Sugar Distilliries (Village Lokha)
- Cooperative sugar mill (Village Sheron)
- World Famous Fish Market (Village Harike)
- Asia Largest Poltary Farm (VillageGagobuha)
- Ambition Poltary Farm (VillageRure Asal)
- Tarn Taran Grain Market (one of the India's Biggest Grain markets)
- Tarn Taran district have about 58 Rice Shellers
- Goindwal Sahib Power Plant an under construction 540 MW (2x270 MW) power plant by GVK Industries.
- Spinning Mills Goindwal Sahib
- Thread Mills Goindwal Sahib
- Lt Foods Ltd
The central government has plans for setting up a special economic zone (SEZ) at Sri Goindwal Sahib.
The nearest airport is at Amritsar. At a distance of 30 kilometres (19 mi), Amritsar's international airport has more than 26 domestic and international flights during the week with daily connections to Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu.
Tarn Taran is well-connected with nearby cities and villages with the rail network.
Tarn Taran station is on the way on the Amritsar-to-Khemkaran line.
A new project of rail from Tran Taran to Goindwal Sahib is under construction, and from Patti to Ferozpur is also under construction.
Tarn Taran is connected by roads to many other locations:
- to Amritsar, Pathankot, Jammu
- to Patti, Khemkaran
- to Kapurthala, Jalandhar
- to Jandiala Guru, Beas
- to Bathinda, Bikaner
- to Chabhal, Attari/Wagha
- to Khadur Sahib, Goindwal Sahib
- to Mohanpur
- to Shahbajpur, Punjab
Tarn Taran is located on the historic Royal Highway (Sher Shah Suri Marg) of the Mugal Empire from Delhi to Lahore. NH-15 (National Highway No. 15) also passes through Tarn Taran. It has a fast bus service to Amritsar, with a daily route of about 450 buses daily.
AC coach buses of many transports have routes of Tarn Taran, including PUNBUS, PRTC, RAJ, and NEW DEEP.
There is weekly bus service to Ponta Sahib.
1 Maharaja Ranjit Singh Public School 2 Guru Harkrishan Public School 3 St. Franics Convent School 4 Mamta Niketan Convent School 5 St. Jhomas Convent School 6 Guru Arjun Dev Khalsa School 7 Punjab Children Academy 8 Cupid's School 9 Mata Ganga Girls School 10 SD Public School 11 Sant Singh Sukha Singh Public School 12 SSS Public School 13 Arya Girls School 14 Govt. Sen Sec School 15 Police DAV Public School 16 Guru Nanak Dev Academy 17.Majha public sr.sec.school. 18. SD Girls High School
1 Guru Arjun Dev Khalsa College 2 Sewa Devi College 3 Mata Ganga College for women 4 Majha College for women 5 Kalian Homeopathic College 6 Mai Bhago Institute of Nursing 7 Shiv Shankar Institute of Engg and Tech (Patti) 8 Shaheed Bhagat Singh Pharmacy (Patti) 9 Shaheed Bhagat Singh Polytechnic College 10 Shaheed Bhagat Singh B.Ed College 11 International School of Nursing 12.Goutam college Tarn Taran 13 Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College Sarhali
The city has adequate health care system The city has one Civil (public) hospital besides six private hospitals. Tarn Taran has a largest 350 Bedded fully computerized Charitable Hospital viz. Guru Nanak Dev Super-speciality Hospital, run under 'Baba Jiwan Singh Baba Dalip Singh Educational Trust'(regd.). Baba Jagtar Singh Kar Sewa Wale is the Chairman. The Hospital has got all core medical facilities with state of art Radiology and Pathology Departments.
Government and politics
Tarn Taran Sahib is situated near the Amritsar district. It sends one elected representative to the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament), one member to the State Legislative Assembly and two members to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) at Amritsar. It is the headquarters of Tarn Taran district. It is a municipal council with 19 wards. The district borders Doaba, Malwa Belt and Pakistan.
Cities, towns and counties
Notable Cities in Tarn Taran
Twin towns and sister cities
Tarn Taran is twinned with;
Bir Baba Budha Sahib ji
Gurdwara Beed Baba Budda Sahib is situated on Chaabal - Amritsar road near village Jhabal Kalan in district Amritsar Punjab India. Baba Buddha ji spent much of his life here. Guru Arjan Dev also visited this place at some stage. Also known as Gurudwara Bir Baba Buddha, this is situated in the revenue limits of the village of Thatta, 20 km south of Amritsar. The shrine honours and commemorates Baba Buddha (1506–1631), the venerable Sikh of the time of Guru Nanak who lived long enough to anoint five succeeding Gurus. He spent many years looking after the "bir", literally a reserved forest used for cattle grazing, said to have been offered to Guru Arjan by Chaudhari Langah of Patti out of his private lands. According to Gurbilas Chhevin Patshahi, it was here on 21 Assu 1651 Bk/20 September 1594, that Mata Ganga the wife of Guru Arjan, received blessings for an illustrious son (the future Guru Har Gobind, Nanak VI) from Baba Buddha. History When Mata Ganga, the wife of the fifth Sikh Guru desired the blessings of a son from her husband, Guru Arjan Dev, suggested that she pay a visit to Baba Buddha ji to ask for the gift. Mata ji got delecious food prepared by her attendees and visited Baba Ji at this venue with great pomp. But Baba ji refused to accept the food. Later Mata ji herself prepared a simple and basic meal of "missi roti and pyaag" (basic Indian bread and onion) and visited Baba ji. BABA BHUDA JI blessed Mata ji by telling her that her son would be a great warrior and he will crush the tyrants head as he simultaneously crushed the onion with a clinched fist. Consequently, Mata ji and Guru Arjan were blessed with just one son who later became the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind. Description of shrine
This gurudwara is popularly known as simply Bir Sahib, is situated about 2 km northwest of Thatta. The present complex was raised by Baba Kharak Singh, a follower of Sant Gurmukh Singh Sevavale. The sanctum, where the Guru Granth Sahib is seated on a canopied seat of white marble, is a metre high square platform at the far end of a rectangular hall constructed in 1951. The 70 metre square Sarovar is to the north of this hall. A spacious divan hall was added in 1975. Guru ka Langar with a large dining hall and a two storeyed residential block for pilgrims are in a separate compound. Besides, there is a Khalsa higher secondary school (established 1963) as well as a Khalsa College (established 1969), both named after Baba Buddha. The Gurdwara is managed by a local committee under the auspices of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. Besides the daily prayers and the celebration of important anniversaries on the Sikh calendar, largelyattended divans take place on the first of each Bikrami month. The biggest function of the year is a religious fair held on 21st of Assu, corresponding with 6 Octob
The town of Goindwal holds immense significance in reference to the Sikh religious pilgrimage sites. The town lies south east of Amritsar and only thirty Kilometers away from the city. The Goindwal town boasts of some of the important Gurudwaras and among them the Goindwal Sahib is one of the greatest. The Goindwal Sahib Gurudwara in Punjab is the pride of the state and it is a major pilgrimage and tourists attraction. Guru Sri Amar Das constructed a Baoli or a well with eighty four steps. It is said someone who takes a bath in the well and recites the Japuji sahib would be freed from 84 lakhs of lives. The Goindwal Baoli Sahib is believed to be the first center of Sikhism. The Goindwal Sahib is a popular pilgrimage destination for both the Sikhs and the Hindus. The entrance of place is well decorated with murals describing significant scenes of the Sikh history. The massive langar or the community kitchen provides food to the large number of visitors every day.
According to the historians, Emperor Akbar once visited the Guru and took lunch in the Langar. The combine view of the Baoli, the temple and the entire surrounding creates an exceptional ambiance. One must visit the Goindwal Baoli Sahib as soon as he can to gain this rich experience.
Goindwal (also spelled Goindval) is the site of a township and well constructed in the 16th century by Guru Amar Das. It is located on the banks of the River Beas. Originally a ferry landing which connected a popular East-West crossroads of the time. Goindwal became a Sikh center and the first Sikh pilgrimage site. Goindwal has more than a dozen spiritual points of interest and continues to be a popular destination of devotees who visit the important Sikh shrines of the Tarn Taran District in Punjab, India. Founding of the Village Goindwal
A trader by name of Goinda hoped to establish a post at the ferry landing to take advantage of the traffic of the crossroads. He encountered a great many difficulties launching his venture. Fearing demonic interference, he asked Guru Angad Dev’s blessing on his project. Amar Das, a devoted disciple of Guru Angad, carried water every day from the ferry landing to the nearby village of Khadur where Guru Angad, and his followers resided. Guru Angad asked his faithful follower, Amar Das, to oversee the project. The guru gave Amar Das a staff with instructions that it should be used for the removal of any obstacles. Amar Das successfully helped to lay the foundation of a village became which came to be known as Goindwal after the trader, Goinda.
The Gurus and Goindwal
Goinda had a special place built in Goindwal to honor Guru Angad Dev. The Guru requested Amar Das to make Goindwal his home. Amar Das slept in Goindwal nights. During the day he resumed his duties and carried water to Khadur for Guru Angad’s morning bath. Along the way Amar Das recited "Japji", the Sikh's morning prayer. He stayed in Khadur to hear the hymn of "Asa Di Var", a composition of Guru Angad, interspersed with hymns of Nanak. He then returned to Goindwal to fetch more water for the guru’s communal kitchen and carried it back to Khadur. Guru Angad Dev selected Amar Das as the most faithful of his Sikhs and appointed him to be his successor. When Amar Das became guru, he moved permanently to Goindwal with his family and followers.
Goindwal Baoli, the Well of Goindwal Guru Amar Das had a baoli, or covered well, constructed in Goindwal to serve the needs of Sikhs and other visitors. The well spans about 25 feet or 8 meters. An arched access opens to a domed entrance decorated with frescoes depicting the life of Guru Amar Das. A divided underground staircase with 84 covered steps descends beneath the earth to its sacred waters. One side of the staircase is for the use of women and the other for men. Each step is thought to represent 100,000 life forms of a possible 8.4 million existences. Many devotees visiting Baoli Sahib recite the hymn of "Japji" on each step. They descend to bathe, perform ablution, and return to the next step, performing 84 recitations in hopes of being liberated from transmigration
Gurdwara Khadoor Sahib is situated in the Khadoor Sahib city in Taran Taaran Distt.
Mohanpur is a city of the Tarn Taran district of Indian state of Punjab, located 40 km from Amritsar.
Mohanpur, Punjab can trace its beginning in the 17th century. Many historic things are related to this village.
Mohanpur, Punjab has a significant number of families with the "Sandhu" surname.
Mohanpur, Punjab lies on the near Sarhali and Naushehra Pannuan. The nearest railway station to Mohanpur is Tarn Taran railway station at a distance of 15 km. Neighbouring villages include Sohawa, Brahmpur, Wringh, Bhathal.
The nearest station to Mohanpur, Punjab is Tarn Taran Railway Station. Numerous local stopping trains (MEMU & DMU operate travelling to Amritsar and Ludhiana. There are a number of regional expresses that also stop at the station occasionally. For further connections to longer distance services including to the union capital, Delhi, one can travel to Amritsar and change for longer distance services.
Regular private bus services operate between Tarn Taran and the various surrounding villages and towns, as well as the Tempo three-wheeler service. These operate from both the Brahmpur Road Bus Stop and Mohanpur Road Bus Stop. Services connect with some Interstate and State Bus Transport at Tarn Taran. Other Interstate and State buses can be caught from Amritsar Bus Stand For a personal service, a minivan taxi service can be hired from the Tarn Taran Bus Stand.
The nearest airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, located in Amritsar. The airport offers regional air travel as well as destinations in the Middle East, North America and Europe.
Harike Wetland, also known as "Hari-ke-Pattan", with the Harike Lake in the deeper part of it, is the largest wetland in Asia in the Tarn Taran district of the Punjab. The wetland and the lake were formed by constructing the head works across the Sutlej river, in 1953. The headworks is located downstream of the confluence of the Beas and Sutlej rivers. The rich biodiversity of the wetland which plays a vital role in maintaining the precious hydrological balance in the catchment with its vast concentration of migratory fauna of waterfowls including a number of globally threatened species (stated to be next only to the Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur) has been responsible for the recognition accorded to this wetland in 1990, by the Ramsar Convention, as one of the Ramasar sites in India, for conservation, development and preservation of the ecosystem.
The wetland was declared a bird sanctuary in 1982 and named as Harike Pattan Bird Sanctuary, with an extended area of 8,600 hectares (21,250 acres). Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) carried out research and a bird ringing programme during the period 1980–85. An Ornithological field laboratory was proposed to be established by BNHS. Some 200 species of birds visit the wetland during winter season, of which some of the well-known species (some are pictured in the gallery) are the: 1) Cotton Pygmy Goose (genus Nettapus), 2) Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), 3) Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis), 4) Yellow-eyed Pigeon or Pale-backed Pigeon, 5) Water Cock (Gallicrex cinerea), 6) Pallas's Gull or Great Black-headed Gull (Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus), 7) Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus), 8) Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), 9) Yellow-footed Gull (Larus michahellis), 10) Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis), 11) White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus), 12) White-romped Vulture, 13) Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus), 14) Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), 15) Hawk (subfamily Accipitrinae), 16) Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), 17) Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), 18) Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), 19) Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus), 20) White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola), 21) Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus), 22) Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus), 23) White-tailed Stonechat (Saxicola leucurus), 24) White-crowned Penduline-tit (Remiz coronatus), 25) Rufous-vented Prinia (Prinia burnesii), 26) Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris), 27) Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti), 28) Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus) and 29) Diving duck (pochards).
There are several colleges:
- 1. Guru Gobind singh ji khalsa college sarhali
- 2. Guru Arjun Dev Khalsa College
- 3. GH INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, 74, FOCAL POINT, TARN TARAN.
- 4. SRI GURU HARKRISHAN KHALSA SCHOOL, PANDORI REHMANA.
- 5. Mata Ganga College for women
- 6. Majha College for women
- 7. Kalian Homeopathic College
- 8. Mai Bhago Institute of Nursing
- 9. Shiv Shankar Institute of Engg and Tech (Patti)
- 10. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Pharmacy (Patti)
- 11. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Polytechnic College
- 12. Shaheed Bhagat Singh B.Ed College
- 13. International School of Nursing
- 14. Apex College Of Information Technology, Tarn Taran
- 15. Sewa Devi College
- 16. Goutam College Tarn Taran
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===Schools and institutes=== The following are schools:
- Bhai Hazara Singh, First Martyr of Gurudwara Reform Moment
- Adesh Partap Kairon, Minister of Taxation and Excise
- Baba Deep Singhji, sikh martyr
- Baba Gurmukh Singh Ji-Baba Jiwan Singh Ji, Kar Sewaks
- Baba Jagtar Singh Ji, Kar Sewa Wale
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- Baba Gurdit Singh, SS Komagata Maru
- Bhai Bidhi Chand Chhina, Warrior
- Bhai Maha Singh, Sikh, Matyr
- Bhai Santokh Singh, Maha kavi, Poet
- Dara Singh wrestler
- Kanveer Singh Dhingra, Chartered Accountant
- Er. G.s khehra, Adll Superitent Engineer, Punjab state power corporation and chairman SGAD club khadur sahib
- Dr S.C. Sobti, Vice Chancellor of Punjab University, chandigarh
- Dr. Parveen Sareen, kidney specialist
- Dr. Trehan, heart specialist
- Gurdial Singh Dhillon, ex-speaker of Lok Sabha, India
- Gurpreet Singh (shooter), winner of two medals in Commonwealth Games, Delhi
- Karanbir and Sartaj Singh Pannu, Entrepreneurs (Producers, Actor, Director)
- M. S. Gill, former chief Election Commissioner of India and former sports Minister of India
- Mai Bhago ji sikh, woman martyr
- Pratap Singh Kairon, ex-Chief Minister of Punjab
- Shri Krishan Kant former Vice-President of India—
- Surender Mohan Pathak, Novelist
- Teja Singh Samundri, founder of SGPC
- (Dr Harbhajan Singh Batth ), Group Chief Strategy Officer, Chellarams Group of Companies, Lagos, Nigeria
- Tiger Joginder Singh, wrestler
- Baba Baghel Singh, who occpied Delhi
- BabaSohan Singh Bhakna, Founder and President of Gadar party
- Navjot Kaur
- Kartar Singh, Wrestler, Two times Asian Games Champion
- Surat Singh Randhawa (Bachre) [Freedom Fighter]
- Gurbaksh Chahal a (Die hard) Internet Entrepreneur as well as Best selling author and one of the fittest person according to Men's health, as well as one of richest person on Planet earth as stated by ophrah winfrey's show
- Dr Sunny Sandhu, Punjab PMT and CMC ludhiana Topper in 1999, AIIMS 3rd Rank, graduated in AIIMS, New Delhi . Member Sun Society, Kerala . Holistic medicine practitioner, Environmentalist and Musician . Working for conservation of river dolphins and wetlands in Tarn Taran. Founder of Aqualight Meditation and healing system.
- Baba Noudh Singh Ji, Martyr.
- Gurcharan Singh Gohalwar, Famous Dhadi
- Bhai Mohan Singh vaid social reformer and writer
- bhai jaswant singh khalra (human rights )
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