Sankhol

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Sankhol
Village
Sankhol is located in Haryana
Sankhol
Sankhol
Location in Haryana, India
Sankhol is located in India
Sankhol
Sankhol
Sankhol (India)
Coordinates: 28°42′52″N 76°54′05″E / 28.71432°N 76.90133°E / 28.71432; 76.90133Coordinates: 28°42′52″N 76°54′05″E / 28.71432°N 76.90133°E / 28.71432; 76.90133
Country  India
State Haryana
District Jhajjar
Established 1615
Founded by Ch. Sukhla Rathi
Government
 • Body Gram Panchayat
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,178
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Haryanvi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration HR 13
Website haryana.gov.in

Sankhol is a village in Jhajjar district, town Bahadurgarh located along NH 9 (formerly NH 10). Sankhol comes in Assembly constituency 64-Bahadurgarh. The village has 4 polling stations (polling station no. 56, 57, 58, 59). Today the village is 403 years old (as in 2018) with 25-30 generation of people born .

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Sankhol had a population of 5178. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sankhol has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 60%. In Sankhol, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

In Samwat 1671 (i.e. in 1615) Kartik month on Thursday Purnima  Ch. SUKHLA RATHI established the village SANKHOL along with people from 7 different cast. Ch. Sukhla Rathi was a Kshatriya originally from Tungdesh (now Prabhas Patan, Somnath, Gujrat) and moved to Sankhol in search for a better place for prosperity while halting at Hastinapur, Tamargarh, Delhi (Mehrauli), Gopalgarh, Hariyapur, Kasar, Parnala, Sarfabad(now Bahadurgarh) and finally at Sankhol.

Ch. SUKHLA RATHI got married to SURTI daughter of KALIRAM KADIYAN from Beri. They had a son named JEETMAL RATHI who got married to JASKAUR daughter of MANGAL KHATRI from Kulasi.

The village was internally divided into 3 Panna’s by the three brothers of 6-7 generation becoming the head of each Panna i.e. BHORTHA ,GULLAR & BAGGRI .

Notable Persons[edit]

Brigadier Hoshier Singh Rathee[edit]

Brigadier Hoshiar Singh IOM, IDSM, Croix De Guerre was the commander of the Indian 62 Brigade stationed at Sela Pass. Brigadier Singh was killed in action, along with a few Indian troops during the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Brigadier Hoshiar Singh was commended for his bravery in the war. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, along with Pratap Singh Kairon, the then Chief Minister of Punjab, had visited this village personally to pay homage to the late Brigadier.

Brigadier

Hoshiar Singh Rathee

Born Village Sankhol, Bahadurgarh, Haryana
Died Sela Pass
Allegiance India
Rank Brigadier
Battles/wars 1962 Sino-Indian War

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.