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|• Type||Panchayati raj (India)|
|• Body||Gram panchayat|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Shankar is a large size village that lies on the Nakodar-Jandiala Road. The nearest railway station to this village is Shankar Railway station about 2 km from the village. One of the oldest villages of the state of Punjab, this village has given birth to many scholarly people, politicians, army officers, engineers, doctors, prominent teachers and journalists. S. Pratap Singh was the President of SGPC for three terms (1933–36). His son S. Swaran Singh has been the longest serving cabinet minister in India. He served as Minister for External Affairs, Railways, Defence, Food, Science and Technology in the ministries of Pt. Nehru, Mr. Shastri and Mrs. Gandhi. S. Balbir Singh was the health minister of Punjab. Recently S. Apinder Singh become Chairman Of Market Committee Nakodar whose Father S. Jarnail Singh was freedom fighter and got many award including Rashtrapati Award.
- Chhinjh Mela Shankar Shri Krishan Akhada, Chhinjh Committee, VPO: Shankar, Jalandhar, Punjab (INDIA-144042)
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