Saikul

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Saikul
Town
Saikul is located in Manipur
Saikul
Saikul
Location in Manipur, India
Saikul is located in India
Saikul
Saikul
Saikul (India)
Coordinates: 25°03′37″N 94°01′42″E / 25.060154°N 94.028434°E / 25.060154; 94.028434Coordinates: 25°03′37″N 94°01′42″E / 25.060154°N 94.028434°E / 25.060154; 94.028434
Country India
StateManipur
DistrictKangpokpi
Government
 • BodySadar Hills Autonomous District Council
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795114
Telephone code+91385-
Vehicle registrationMN
Sex ratio980 (2011)
Literacy70%

Saikul is the headquarters of Sadar Hills East subdivision and one of the principal towns under Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council in Manipur state of India.[1] It is also the 46th reserved Assembly Constituency for Scheduled Tribes of the Manipur State Legislative Assembly. The town is located at 790 meters above sea level, 40 Kilometres to the north of Imphal. It lies between NH-39 and NH-150 and the river Jildung passes besides the town.[2][3] The town is govern by Saikul Hilltown Committee.

People[edit]

Saikul is mainly inhabited by various Kuki tribes prominently Thadou, Kom, Vaiphei. The town also has some immigrant population like Nepalis, Biharis, Marwaris, who migrated during the British colonial rule in India.

Festivals[edit]

Chavang Kut is the main festival of the town besides some other religious festivals like Christmas, New Year,

Education[edit]

Though comparatively average in educational performances various schools and higher secondary schools are established since the last century to bring about transformation. Schools such as Model English Higher Secondary School, Christian English High School, L.L. Henjou High School and Thangtong Government Higher Secondary School meet the need of not only the people of Saikul subdivision but also different parts of the state.

Social organisations[edit]

Kuki Inpi, Saikul Gamkai is the prominent civil society organisation of the subdivision. Besides this, Kuki Students Organisation, Saikul Block, and Kuki Women's Union, Saikul cater the needs of people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saikul". 2011 Census of India. Government of India. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ Village information (Saikul Block)
  3. ^ Saikul Assembly Constituency Map - Maps of India