Samundri

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Samundri
سمندری
city
Samundri is located in Pakistan
Samundri
Samundri
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°03′45″N 72°57′15″E / 31.06250°N 72.95417°E / 31.06250; 72.95417Coordinates: 31°03′45″N 72°57′15″E / 31.06250°N 72.95417°E / 31.06250; 72.95417
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Faisalabad
Tehsil Samundri Tehsil
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Samundri (Urdu, Punjabi: سمندری‬) is a city in Faisalabad District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] It is the headquarters of Samundri Tehsil, a subdivision of the district.

History[edit]

Samundri was on a major trade route during the reign of Sher Shah Suri. The present site of Samundri city was founded in 1887 as Chak No. 533 G.B. Later it was renamed as Seh Mundri because of three Hindu mandirs in the area. The word Seh means Three in Persian and a Mandir is Sanskrit word for a temple. In 1887 there were three Hindu shrines in this area but now what remains of them houses the Government Primary School No 4. Migration between India and Pakistan was continuous before the independence. By the 1900s Western Punjab was predominantly Muslim and supported the Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence in August 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from Eastern Punjab in India settled in the Western Punjab and across Pakistan.[2]

Village names[edit]

All villages of the tehsil carry G.B. with their Chak (village) numbers and name of village usually follows it. For example,Chak No. 467 GB Foji Lahorian Chak No. 203 GB Feroz Pur, Chak No. 48 GB Maluwaal, Chak 444 GB Poohla, chak 441GB sadhanwala, chak 176 GB ( pilian Gujjran sharif )and Chak No. 373 Karamsar etc.chak No.447 GB kambowala , Chak No.448 GB Lasharn ,Chak No.446 GB KakyWaal.chak no 463 GB ,hariyal

Major crop[edit]

Sugar cane is the major cash crop of the area. Wheat, cotton and vegetables are also grown in the fertile lands of the tehsil. Samundri is one of the old tehsils of Punjab.

Geography[edit]

Samundri is located at 31°03'45"N 72°57'15"E (31.063, 72.954), at an altitude of 168 metres (429 ft), and is 45 km from Faisalabad, 66 km from Jhang, 30 km from Gojra and just 15 km from Tandlianwala. The upcoming Karachi-Lahore Motorway will pass through neighborhood of Tandlianwala known as Samundari Interchange Km 1016 on Samundari-Tandlianwala Road. Then it will be easily accessible from Lahore and Multan. The Post Code of Samundari is 37300.

Economics[edit]

Samundri is home to a major grain, Whole Corn & Sugar market.

Anarkali Bazaar is the main commercial market of the city, and Jinnah Market is the oldest. Other markets in the city include Katchery Bazaar, Mandi Bazaar, Nehar Bazaar, Qasim Bazaar, Kashmiri Bazaar, Sunny Plaza and Chaki Bazaar.

Samundri is also known for its custom truck painting business. Samundri is also known for its sugar cane and other agriculture products.

Major Banks in Samundari:

  1. National Bank of Pakistan
  2. Bank of Punjab
  3. Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
  4. Habib Bank Limited(2 Branches)
  5. United Bank Limited
  6. Allied Bank Limited
  7. Muslim Commercial Bank Limited(2 Branches)
  8. Bank Alfalah
  9. Soneri Bank
  10. Meezan Bank
  11. Albarka Bank Ltd.

Education[edit]

Divisional Public School, Spirit School and College and Saleemi Vital Education High School Samundri provide education in this area.

There are two Post Graduate colleges in Samundri, one for boys and another for girls. There is a commerce college as well being run by TEVTA in a private building acquired on rent. However a new building is built for Commerce and Technical studies near Chak 465 and arch valley.

There are four Govt. high schools in total; two for boys [Govt. High School No.1, Govt. High School No.2] and two for girls [Govt. High School No.1, Govt. High School No.2]Govt High School 479 GB and a number of private schools.

The Al-Karemia Educational Welfare Society (Regd.) established the Deans Shiblee College in Samundri in 2004. The college has separate campuses for girls and boys. The Deans Shiblee College is registered with the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Faisalabad (B.I.S.E. Faisalabad) and the Directorate of Education (Colleges), Faisalabad for its F.A., F.Sc., I.C.S. and I.Com. programmes, and affiliated with the University of the Punjab, Lahore for its B.Com., B.A. IT, B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Com., M.A. Economics and M.A. Physical Education programmes.

The Punjab College started classes in 2012 having programs of F.A, F.Sc, I.Cs, I.Com, B.Sc, B.A and B.Com. The establishment of the Virtual University Campus (IEMS) in Samundri allows students to study for various HEC approved and recognized degrees, including Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA], Masters of Business Administration [MBA], MCS degree[MCS], Bachelor of Computer Science [BSCS], Bachelor of Science in Information Technology [BSIT], [Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com], Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]. Educational institutes of Samundri are mother institutes of a lot of competent engineers and doctors.

Languages[edit]

The population speaks Punjabi as mother tongue while the national language Urdu is also widely spoken. The Arabic is taught in Madrasahs and Masjids as religious language. English as the official language is taught in all schools.

Health[edit]

There are about ten public and private hospitals in Samundri. They provide quality health treatment to patients. Famous hospital are following:

  • Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Samundri
  • Nemat Medical Clinic ( Dr. Azeem Imran)
  • Chawla Hospital
  • Clinic Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed
  • Al-Hassan Medical Center(Dr.Mumtaz Rasul Malik)

Sports[edit]

Following sports are famous in the area.

  1. Kabaddi - Most of Pakistan's Kabaddi Team players belong to Samundari.
  2. Football - Samundri football club.
  3. Cricket - Many Local Cricket Clubs are Playing And Train Since 1990.

There are many famous players in History and they are belong to samundri international players Lala Abaid Ullah, Shafiq Chishti, Asad Kumbooal and Tamur Ali. These Kabaddi players are well known and make it more famous.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Towns & Unions in the City District of Faisalabad - Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-03-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Dube, I. &. S. (2009). From ancient to modern: Religion, power, and community in India hardcover. Oxford University Press.