Pathsala

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Pathsala
town
Pathsala is located in Assam
Pathsala
Pathsala
Location in Assam, India
Pathsala is located in India
Pathsala
Pathsala
Pathsala (India)
Coordinates: 26°29′58″N 91°10′45″E / 26.499382°N 91.179271°E / 26.499382; 91.179271Coordinates: 26°29′58″N 91°10′45″E / 26.499382°N 91.179271°E / 26.499382; 91.179271
Country  India
State Assam
District Barpeta
Government
 • Body Pathsala Town Committee
Population (2011)
 • Total 32,242[1]
Languages
 • Official Assamese, Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 781325
Telephone code 91-3666
ISO 3166 code IN-AS
Vehicle registration AS

Pathsala (IPA:ˌpɑːθˈsɑːlə) is a town and a town area committee in Barpeta district under Bajali Sub-Division in the Indian state of Assam.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Indian Census Pathsala Town Area is divided into 10 wards, and elections for the Town Area Committee are held every 5 years. As per report of the 2011 Indian Census , Pathsala Town has a population of 32,242 of which 5,824(51.8%) are males while 5,418(48.19%) are females.

Population of children(0-6 years) of Pathsala(TC) is 4,040(9.25%). Sex Ratio of the Pathsala Town Committee is 978, against the state average of 958, whereas the Child Sex Ratio of Pathsala is around 912, as compared to the state average of 962. The literacy rate of Pathsala town is 74.80%, higher than the state average of 72.19%. Male literacy rate is 76.25% while female literacy rate is 72.17%.

Pathsala Town Committee administers over 2,759 houses, to which it supplies basic amenities, like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within the Town Committee limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.[2]

Culture[edit]

Pathsala is a focal point of mobile theatre, popularly known as Bhramyaman Theatre, in Assam. These groups, similar to the Yatra groups of Bengal, have carved a special niche as mass entertainers in Northeast India, arranging shows throughout Assam and some of its neighbouring states. Sessions usually start from June/July every year, putting up plays from the month August/September and concluding the session in March/April. Every group has their own set of artists and technicians, along with stages, pandals, and other electric and sound equipment, which they carry to the remotest parts of the trouble torn region. At present, Pathsala boasts three prominent Bhramyaman groups, namely The Kohinoor Theatre, The Aabahan Theatre and The Nataraj Theatre.

The famous Deodhani Dance, entirely different from its South Indian form, has Pathsala as its home. It is said that Bishnu Prasad Rabha, on seeing it performed, worked for the promotion and spread of this dance form. Dilip Kakati is the person who currently trains a group of girls, in an attempt to save this art. Pabindra Deka is the MLA from Patacharkuchi constituency.

Education[edit]

Pathsala is among the top educational hubs in lower Assam, producing toppers in both SEBA and AHSEC Exams.[3][4]

Bajali Higher Secondary School, established in 1926 and Bajali College established in 1955 are the oldest educational institutions in the area. Pathsala is also known as Educational City of Assam.

Apart from these government funded Institutions, also many private institutions, which are attracting young talents from all over Assam to come and study in Pathsala. Shankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan, Shikshapith, Anundoram Borooah Academy (a.k.a ARBA)[5], Krishna Kanta Handiqui Junior and Degree College etc. are some of private institutions of note.[6]

Transportation[edit]

This is a list of trains to different places from Pathsala:

Train Number (Up/Down) Train Name Train Type
55713 / 55714 Rangiya Junction - New Jalpaiguri Passenger Passenger
55801 / 55802 Manas Rhino Passenger Passenger
15469 / 15470 Alipur Duar Junction - Lumding Express Express
55809 / 55810 Guwahati - New Bongaigaon Junction Passenger Passenger
55753 / 55754 Alipur Duar Junction - Guwahati SIFUNG Passenger Passenger
15471 / 15472 Alipur Duar - Kamakhya InterCity Express Express
15959 / 15960 Kamrup Express Express

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Census Population 2011 Data "Pathsala Population Census 2011", Census 2011, .
  2. ^ Census Population 2011 Data "Pathsala Population Census 2011", Census 2011, .
  3. ^ "5 from Pathsala private schools secure ranks". Assam Tribune. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018. 
  4. ^ "Pathsala students shine in HSLC examination". Assam Tribune. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2018. 
  5. ^ "ARBA | Home". www.arba.in. Retrieved 2018-08-31. 
  6. ^ A Town is Born - How Pathsala became one of Assam’s major education hubs in the space of a decade "A Town is Born - How Pathsala became one of Assam’s major education hubs in the space of a decade"
  7. ^ Indian Railways Data "Pathsala Station Stoppages for NFR "