Sansarpur

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For the village in Uttar Pradesh, see Sansarpur, Lakhimpur Kheri.
Sansarpur
city
Sansarpur is located in Punjab
Sansarpur
Sansarpur
Sansarpur is located in India
Sansarpur
Sansarpur
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°16′15″N 75°36′19″E / 31.2707°N 75.6052°E / 31.2707; 75.6052Coordinates: 31°16′15″N 75°36′19″E / 31.2707°N 75.6052°E / 31.2707; 75.6052
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Government
 • Type Municipal corporation
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,061
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sansarpur is a village in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Sansarpur had a population of 4061. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sansarpur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 71%. In Sansarpur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

This village is around 300 years old. Five families at that time came to this village and descendants of them are called 'Kullar/Kular & kundhi/kundi'(Jat sikh).

Sports[edit]

Among all the Indian villages, Sansarpur has produced the largest number of Olympians for the country. The village in its heyday produced 14 Hockey Olympic players, who represented India, Kenya and Canada at the Olympics.[citation needed] In one particular Olympics, 7 players from Sansarpur represented their respective countries. 5 from India and 2 from Kenya. In present-day Sansarpur though due to the lack of support from the Indian government and lack of facilities like astro turf, the standard of Hockey players emerging from this village is falling.

Notable people[edit]

Several of the India's notable field hockey players are from Sansarpur:[2]

Others:

  • Raju Sansarpuri,Councillor London Borough Of Hillingdon, Gen Secretary of the British Indian Councilors’ Association

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. 
  2. ^ The Promised Land

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