Dhaka, East Champaran

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Dhaka
Town
Dhaka is located in Bihar
Dhaka
Dhaka
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 26°41′N 85°10′E / 26.68°N 85.17°E / 26.68; 85.17Coordinates: 26°41′N 85°10′E / 26.68°N 85.17°E / 26.68; 85.17
Country  India
State Bihar
District Purvi Champaran
Government
 • Type Nagar Parishad
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 45,897
Languages
 • Official Maithili, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Sheohar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dhaka
Website eastchamparan.bih.nic.in

Dhaka is a town and a notified area in the district of East Champaran in the state of Bihar, India. Dhaka is Nagar Parishad that is divided into 25 wards. It is headquarters of Sikrahana subdividison. In the last 10–15 years Dhaka emerged as the town for its nearby area. It is very close to border of Nepal. People of all religions live here, but this is a predominantly Muslim area. Its land is second costliest after Raxaul. There is both criminal and civil courts dealing cases of the whole jurisdiction. There are two graduate degree level colleges in Dhaka. There are busy and bustling markets here that offers goods of all brands

Dhaka is also known as a land of 'champaran satyagrah' which was started by Mahatma Ghandhi.

Geography[edit]

Dhaka is located at 26°41′N 85°10′E / 26.68°N 85.17°E / 26.68; 85.17.[1] It has an average elevation of 55 metres (180 feet). Its boundaries touch Nepal, Sitamari, and Sheohar.

It is 12 km from Bairgania and 28 km from Motihari.

Political history[edit]

Dhaka is famous for leaders like the late Motiur Rahman, who was MLA during early 1990s, and became Rajya Sabha MP in 2004. He died in 2007. Apart from him, many politicians such as Anwarul Haque, Nek Mohammad, Pawan Jaiswal, Faisal Rahman are from this area. Pawan Jaisawal was MLA of Dhaka from 2010 -2015. Now the present MLA is Faisal Rehman very famous among youth is from Rastriye Jantal Dal.

HE (Faisal) is son of late MP Motiur Rahman. As an MLA pawan jaiswal started a very good and appreciable tradition of group marriage 'samuhik vivah'. In his first year 75 were married then 101 couples then 125 couples benefited from this policy. Shri Namdev Prasad Shrivastava from the nearby village Ruphara was the eminent freedom fighter and was prominent in Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha and Quit India Movement.

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