Rajound

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Rajound
Rajaund
city
Rajound is located in India
Rajound
Rajound
Location in India
Coordinates: 29°34′35″N 76°28′56″E / 29.57639°N 76.48222°E / 29.57639; 76.48222Coordinates: 29°34′35″N 76°28′56″E / 29.57639°N 76.48222°E / 29.57639; 76.48222
Country  India
State Haryana
District Kaithal
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 136044
Telephone code 01746
Lok Sabha constituency Kurukshetra

Rajound (Rajaund) is a city in Kaithal District of Haryana State in India.

This is an administrative block and sub-tehsil. Its population according to 2001 census is 15,335. Its male population is 8,147, and its female population is 7,188. Rajound is located on State Highway no. 11 at Kaithal-Assandh section. Frequent bus service at every 10 minutes from Kaithal to Rajound is available. The land around Rajound is fertile and well irrigated by canal water and tubewells, it is a major producer of wheat and rice.

Facilities[edit]

Rajound has the following:

  • 4 government schools
  • 3 nationalised banks and HDFC Bank
  • 3 colleges for education, pharmacy, nursing and MBA including 1 International school
  • 2 fuel stations functional and 1 more will be added within 2 months
  • 2 water supply plants based on canal water
  • Electricity sub-station
  • Police station
  • General hospital
  • New Holland Tractors Depot, at the Rajound to Fariyabad road

Historical places in Rajound include:

  • Makhdum Peer and Raju Peer, on Rajound to Mandhwal Road
  • Baba Bahadurban Mandir, in the middle of the village
  • Shiv Mandir, near Baba Bahadurban Mandir
  • Jahar Vir Goga Peer, on Kaithal Road
  • Devi Mandir, near the general hospital and main bazaar
  • Shehnai Garden Marriage Palace, Jind Road

Notable people[edit]

Rajound is known for its native Manoj Kumar, an Olympian, Arjuna awardee, and the world's 6th ranked boxer from Rajound. He won a gold medal in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight category, and he represented India in London Olympics 2012. He is currently representing India for the past 11 years and preparing for the Rio Olympics.

Rajound is also known because of Rajesh Kumar Rajound, the boxing coach of Manoj Kumar and many other national and international boxers. Rajesh himself was a very fine boxer in his early days but later he started coaching other boxers. He brought his younger brothers into boxing to make them champions. The credit of bringing Olympian boxer Manoj Kumar goes to Rajesh. In early days he used to travel daily from his village to Kaithal on a bicycle along with his brothers Manoj Kumar and Mukesh Kumar. Later Manoj become a commonwealth gold medalist, Olympian and Arjuna awardee. Mukesh also became an international boxer and won several medals for India on international platforms. Rajesh is currently working as a boxing coach at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One of the earlier memories that Manoj Kumar has of boxing is of going to Kaithal with his brother Rajesh Kumar on bicycle from his village Rajound in Haryana where Rajesh would coach youngsters at Kaithal", http://www.indianexpress.com/news/manoj-only-new-face-in-boxing/675734/
  2. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/manoj-kumar-1020751/

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