Khatkar Kalan

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Khatkar Kalan
town
Khatkar Kalan is located in Punjab
Khatkar Kalan
Khatkar Kalan
Khatkar Kalan is located in India
Khatkar Kalan
Khatkar Kalan
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°07′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.1167°N 76.1333°E / 31.1167; 76.1333Coordinates: 31°07′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.1167°N 76.1333°E / 31.1167; 76.1333
Country  India
State Punjab
District Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144512[1]
Vehicle registration PB-32

Khatkar Kalan is a village just outside Banga town in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Punjab. This place is famous for the memorial of Bhagat Singh, an Indian freedom fighter, who was born in Banga, Pakistan in 1907 and after whom the district is also named.

Neighboring villages that share a boundary with Katkar Kalan are Thandian, Dosanjh Khurd, Manguwal, Karnana, Kahma, Bhootan, Bhukhari and the Town of Banga .

Attractions[edit]

The Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum opened in the village on the 50th anniversary of his death. Exhibits include Singh's half-burnt ashes, the blood-soaked sand, and the blood-stained newspaper in which the ashes were wrapped.[2] A page of the first Lahore Conspiracy Case's judgement in which Kartar Singh Sarabha was sentenced to death and on which Singh put some notes is also displayed,[2] as well as a copy of the Bhagavad Gita with Bhagat Singh's signature, which was given to him in the Lahore Jail, and other personal belongings.[3][4]

The Bhagat Singh Memorial was built in 2009 in the village at a cost of 168 million (US$2.6 million).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nawanshahr district pin codes
  2. ^ a b Dhaliwal, Sarbjit; Amarjit Thind (23 March 2011). "Policemen make a beeline for museum". The Tribune. India. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chapter XIV (f)". Gazetteer Jalandhar. Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Government of Punjab. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chapter XV". Gazetteer Nawanshahr. Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Government of Punjab. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bhagat Singh memorial in native village gets go ahead". Indo-Asian News Service. 30 January 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2011.