Pathsala

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Pathsala
পাঠশালা
town
Pathsala is located in Assam
Pathsala
Pathsala
Pathsala is located in India
Pathsala
Pathsala
Location in Assam, 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 11,242[1]
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
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 in the Indian state of Assam.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census Pathsala city is divided into 4 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Pathsala Town Committee has population of 11,242 of which 5,824 are males while 5,418 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1040 which is 9.25% of total population of Pathsala (TC). In Pathsala Town Committee, Female Sex Ratio is of 930 against state average of 958. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Pathsala is around 912 compared to Assam state average of 962. Literacy rate of Pathsala city is 92.80% higher than state average of 72.19%. In Pathsala, Male literacy is around 95.25% while female literacy rate is 90.17%.

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

Culture[edit]

Pathsala is the heritage of theatre in Assam. The mobile theatre groups of Assam have carved a special niche as the mass entertainers in Northeast India. These groups, popularly known as Bhramyaman Theatre arrange shows throughout the Assam and some of its neighbouring states. The groups, having some similarities with the Yatra team of Bengal start a new session from June/July every year. Normally, they start showing their plays from the month August/September and conclude a session in March/April. Every group has its own set of artists and technicians with stages, pandal, other electric and sound equipment, which it carries to the remotest parts of the trouble torn region.

In Pathsala, there are three prominent Bhramyaman groups, Namely The Kohinoor Theatre, The Abahan Theatre and The Nataraj Theatre.

The famous Debadashi Dance, different from its South Indian style, has Pathsala as its home. It is said that Bishnu Prasad Rabha, on seeing it performed, ordered that this dance form must be promoted and spread. Dilip Kakati is the person who is currently training his troupe of girls in his attempt to save this art. Pabindra Deka is MLA of 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, Estd: 1926 and Bajali College Estd:1955 are the oldest Educational institutions in the area.

Apart from these Govt. funded Institutions, many Private Institutions there which are attracting young talents from all over Assam to come and study in Pathsala.They are shakardev shishu vidya niketan, sikshapith,ARBA etc

.[5]

Transportation[edit]

The List of Trains to Different places from Pathsala

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

[6]

#From Top Left -- #Mayur Hotel, #Bajali College,#Mountains Seen from Pathsala,
#Lower Left-- #A typical Street View of Pathsala, #Aabbhan Theater, #NH31 in Evening

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 "5 from Pathsala private schools secure ranks"
  4. ^ Pathsala students shine in HSLC examination "Pathsala students shine in HSLC examination"
  5. ^ 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"
  6. ^ Indian Railways Data "Pathsala Station Stoppages for NFR "