Gazole (community development block)
গাজোল সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|Community development block|
|• Total||513.73 km2 (198.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Maldaha Uttar|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Gazole|
Gazole (community development block) (also spelt Gajol) is an administrative division in Malda Sadar subdivision of Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Gazole police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Gazole. There is a Bengali Band named "NH34" in Gazole. Their website is nh34.tk.
Gazole is located at.
The ruins of the historic city Pandua are located in Gazole block and also naturally growing a forest which called Adina Forest (It is a Deer Partk).
Gazole is an intermediate panchayat in Malda district. Village panchayats under it are – Alal, Babupur, Bairagachi I & II, Chaknagar, Deotala, Gazole I & II, Karkach, Majhra, Pandua, Raniganj I & II, Sahajadpur, and Salaidanga. Gazole is a very beautiful village. Gazole will become a municitipality very soon. But the villages of Gajole particularly populated by Rajbangshi, Poliya Deshia and Santal are highly neglected because these communities are simple, honest and introvert.
As per 2001 census, Gazole block has a total population of 294,749, out of which 150,337 were males and 144,412 were females. Habibpur block registered a population growth of 25.43 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent. Gajole is mostly populated by Rajbanshi community and Santal tribes. But they live in the villages. The proper Gajole area is populated by other castes. Presently very few family of these community have access to proper Gajole. It is a matter of concern. Because earlier history shows that Gajole was mainly populated by Rajbangshi and Santal but development has not reached to those people
The Bengali Band NH34 started its journey in 2003. Then they had 6 Members but now five members are reunited like the five fingers of a hand. Right now they do not have albums, but are working on it and soon, going to record their very first one.
Mithun (vocal) along with Benu (Mriganka) started practicing. Then they found Subrata, who had a drum set. And then Sanjay, Narahari and Bapi da (Debabrata Roy). Bapi da is a wonderful drummer. So Subrata took the bass guitar and Bapi da took the drums. In 2006, after Gazole Utsav, Sanjay left the band. in 2008, Rajib got in to the Band. After a long time the band performed at Chanchal United Young's program. It was the night of Mahalaya. Rajib performed for the first time.
After that, Harischandrapur, Harirampur and so many places. In Harirampur, Debashis came to play bass. Pappu da (Durjay) and Ratul (Kumarjit) came to enrich them. After few more programs, Debashis left the band. he is now learning Keyboards. Bapi da also left the band. So Subrata is now playing the drums once again. In 2010 they got Sunnyram, a very good bassist. Chhotu (Satyajit Sikdar) is also coming to practices and willing to learn bass.
Meanwhile, they are working on own albums. Raja and Rajib has written few songs. They hope that within a year they will be publishing their first album.
Dishari Natya Sangstha
Dishari Natya Sangstha is a professional theatre group in Gazole. The group has its rehearsal room at Shishutirtha, Nayapara, Gazole, Malda.
Dishari's story begins in the year 1989, when Gobinda Chakraborty, along with a collection of committed young theatre persons, formed the group, which consisted of Sanjib Sarkar, Gopesh Mandal, Animesh Das, Kumaresh Biswas, Atul Sarkar, Mantu Sarkar, Pravas Ghosh, Tapesh Sarkar and so on. The group's early productions were mainly based on Third Form theatre. They started their journey with a play Halla Bol. They also performed many serious plays based on socio-economic topics.
In the first 1990s, Dishari had performed lot of plays and their name was spread in all over Malda. With Gobinda Chakraborty as the main director, a new era started, and Dishari turned into a pure performance-oriented theatre group with a wide range of performance, including the participation in various Drama Competition.
There was a golden time when Dishari regularly performed all over Malda with their fame. However, during the last decade, the group has run through production crisis after the sudden death of their Director Gobinda Chakraborty. After that, Dishari has the part-time Director Sanjib Sarkar, a former member of Dishari. Sanjib Sarkar is now a popular Television Actor and a very good performer of Theatre Passion, a famous theatre group in Kolkata. He completed a 3 years training from National School of Drama (NSD).
Among the group's present actresses and actors are Sanjit Roy,Pijush Chakraborty, Subrata Roy, Basudeb Chakraborty, Sumitra Mandal, Asish Bhowmik, Paban Barman, Narattam Hazra, Bipra Prakash Mandal, Shubhra Deep Sukul,Sumoumi Pan, Dipali Biswas, Animesh Mandal, Sujit Pramanik, Atul Sarkar, Sujoy Das, Animesh Das And Gopesh Mandal, who has also completed his Acting Training from NIFFA. At present they are working on a new play Akhono Manush.
Here are some plays performed by Dishari Natya Sangstha :
- Halla Bol,
- Hazam Shakti,
- Shahid Kshudiram,
- Rakhal Chandra Maatal,
- Chena Manush,
- Kandher Opor Jiggansa,
- Kajer Din,
- Satyer Ichchha,
- Natyakarer Prayeschitta,
- Ajo Shambuk,
- Ajat Shatru,
- Doityo Asche,
- Prastab (Hindi),
- Pathor (Solo),
- Pandit Mashayer Baghro Shikar (Shruti Natok),
- Aii Buro Baap,
- Mrityur Chokhe Jal,
- Akhono Manush (29/01/12).
( The list is incomplete ) 
There are many famous schools like Pandua A.K High School(HS); Gazole HNM High School(Most well-known students of this school are Kalipada Sarkar,Joydip Maity, Tapan Mandal, Ashutosh Sarkar, Kartik Ch. Sarkar and many others), Shyam Sukhi Balika Siksha Niketan, Sewchand Parameswari Vidyamandir, Ramchandra Saha Balika Vidyalay, Chandrabati Saha Vidyapith', Hatimari High School(This school is famous for its dedicated headmaster Phatik Chandra Mandal and well-known student of this school is Kalipada Sarkar etc.) and so on. There are so many primary schools in Gazole Bolck. There are also some Jr. High Schools like Katikandar Jr. High School, Madnahar Jr. High School, Atila Jr. High School, Khoir Dohil Jr. High School, Mohil Jr. High School. These are New Set-up Schools. Here is a brief description about Madnahar Jr. High School:
Madnahar Jr. High School(মদনাহার জুনিয়র হাই স্কুল): Madnahar Jr. high School is a New Set-Up School. It is situated at Madnahar village under Karkach GP. The full address of the school is Madnahar Jr. High School, Vill- Madnahar, PO- Ichahar, PS+Block- Gazole, Dis- Malda, State- West Bengal. Pin-732124. The School Recognition No. is: S/Recog./2009/N-688, Dated:07/08/2009. So, the school established in 2009. The first Academic Session has been started from August 2010 after appointing three approved Teachers. The three teachers are Sri Mithun Basak (M.Sc, Math.,Hons. B.Ed), Sri Sumal Mistri (B.A.,Hist., Pass, B.Ed,)and Sri Basudeb Chakraborty (M.A.,Eng., Hons). They have started the School with 38 students in class V (five). As the School is situated in a rural area, the number of Drop-out students was exceeding to their expectation in the first Academic Session. Now, the total enrollment of the School is 65 in the year 2011-12. There are 40 students in class V and 25 students in Class VI. The drinking water facility is available in the School.
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