Tohana

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Tohana
tohana
Tohana is located in Haryana
Tohana
Tohana
Location in Haryana, India
Tohana is located in India
Tohana
Tohana
Tohana (India)
Coordinates: 29°42′N 75°54′E / 29.7°N 75.9°E / 29.7; 75.9Coordinates: 29°42′N 75°54′E / 29.7°N 75.9°E / 29.7; 75.9
Country India
StateHaryana
DistrictFatehabad
Elevation
224 m (735 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total63,871
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
125120
Telephone code01692
ISO 3166 codeIN-HR
Vehicle registrationHR23
Websitetohana.mycity.ltd

Tohana (Urdu: ٹوہانا ‎ , Punjabi : ਟੋਹਾਣਾ ), is a city and a municipal council in Fatehabad district in the Indian state of Haryana.Tohana is also known as city of canals.

Geography[edit]

Tohana is located at 29°42′N 75°54′E / 29.7°N 75.9°E / 29.7; 75.9.[1] It has an average elevation of 225 metres (734 feet).

Communities[edit]

Tohana is located near Punjab border. The majority of people are Hindus and Sikhs, Jains. Jaat, Jatt Sikhs, (Dalits), Agrawal, Arora and Bhatia people constitute the majority population of Tohana. Other population groups are Saini, Jangir, Jain Brahmans etc. People of Tohana mainly speak Punjabi language, Harynavi language as well as Hindi language.

Demographics[edit]

As per census of India 2011,[2] Tohana had a population of 63871 and 12642 house holds. Males constitute 52.65% of the population and females 47.35%. Tohana has an average literacy rate of 67.81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 62.54%. In Tohana, 11.99% of the population is under 6 years of age. In the under 6 years children, male to female ratio is 55.48%:44.52.

Tohana is situated just two kilometres from the Haryana-Punjab border in North-West of Haryana. One of the neighbouring cities is Hisar, 72 km away from Tohana (by which most of the people can identify it), which used to be the district headquarters of Tohana until 1997. Fatehabad was created as a separate district from Hisar and Tohana was included in the part that went to Fatehabad.

History[edit]

The area around Tohana used to be a desert land until the Bhakhra Nangal sub-branch Canal brought a source of irrigation for the town and neighbouring villages. After this, Tohana developed into a major agricultural hub.

A channel of the mythological river Sarasvati River represented by modern-day river Ghaggar crossed the area of Tohana.

People and Attractions[edit]

Tohana grain market is the main trading centre for a number of villages in the vicinity and boasts of high amount of crop input, the main ones being cotton, wheat and paddy. Most of the industries in the town are agriculture based and almost 70% of the population is employed in the same. Agriculture is the main backbone of the town and the surrounding areas with Kharif and Rabi being the main crops which are cultivated here.

The main attraction of this small town is "Baliala Guest House" located near the head works of Bhakhra Main Canal where one can enjoy the sub-distribution of the water of Bhakhra Nangal Main Branch Canal into seven different channels. Hence this town is surrounded by seven canals.

Tohana is well connected by northern railways directly to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jammu, Bathinda, Faridkot, Firozpur and other major cities. It is well connected by the road network too.

Punjabi, Hindi, Haryanvi, Bagri and Saraiki languages are common here in the town. The strongest part of this small town is communal harmony. The people who had come from western Punjab after partition had become very influential with the passage of time. Tohana is nowadays developing into a major medical hub for the areas around it. List of main hospitals in Tohana:

  • Spes Super Speciality Hospital Cardiac & Trauma Centre
  • R.M.C.
  • Rajan Eye,Heart And Laser Center.
  • Manav Sewa Sangam Charitable Hospital.
  • City Hospital,
  • Shalini Nursing Home,
  • Lambha Child Care Center.
  • Delhi Medical Centre.
  • Civil Hospital.
  • Mehta Eye Care Centre.
  • Arora Hospital.
  • Bhatia Nursing Home
  • Malik Dental Clinic
  • ABHISHEK BHATIA
  • Jain samadhi hospital
  • Muni fakeer chand charitable eye hospital
  • Janta eye hospital
  • Indomax Hospital

Parks:-

  • Town Park Hisar Road tohana
  • Herbal Park Tohana
  • Kalpana Chawla Park Tohana

Temples:-

  • Badi Hanuman murti milan chowk tohana
  • Bala ji mandir Anaj Mandi
  • Bala ji mandir kanchi chowk tohana
  • Gori shankar mandir ratia road tohana
  • Pracheen Panchmukhi shiv mandir (jodh wala) tohana
  • Shanidev mandir tohana
  • Jain samadhi tohana
  • Jain sthanak tohana
  • Tera panth bhawan tohana
  • Nagar kheda ghanta ghar chowk
  • Lakhdata peer
  • Malerkotla peer
  • Baharli mata mandir

Marriage palaces:-

  • Shagun resort
  • Royal palace
  • Haweli palace
  • Surya hotel
  • 7 seas hotel
  • Paradise marriage palace
  • Anand marriage palace
  • Hotel blue star
  • Mirchi restaurant
  • Red star
  • New Punjabi Chaap And Food Plaza

Hospitality[edit]

The hospitality sector of the city has seen tremendous growth in the last few years, as people from the other cities began to visit Tohana for trading activities and medical purposes. Below is a list of some of the hotels that provide services to the industry.

  • Hotel Crown

Hotel Crown = Restaurant + Banquet Hall + Deluxe Rooms for staying purposes. Facilities: Wi-Fi, Lift, Valet parking, Decorative Banquet Hall, AC & Non-Ac rooms, Executive Rooms, Rooms Service(fresh food). By the opinion poll conducted in the month of February, Hotel Crown was rated the best hotel among its peers.[citation needed]

  • Hotel Pink Stone

No restaurant, only rooms available.

  • City Heart Restaurant

Only restaurant, no rooms available.

  • Hotel Celebration

Only party hall available.

Education[edit]

Colleges

The town has two Post Graduate Level Colleges; one of them is a co-ed I.G. Govt. College, Tohana[3] (Now Bsc.(Med./ Non-Med.), B.B.A. and B.C.A. also available in I.G. Govt College Tohana affiliated with K.U.Kurukshetra and CDLU, Sirsa) and other one being women college Shri Durga Mahila Mahavidyalaya. The courses available are mostly arts and commerce, but there has been an increase in the number of computer courses like M.C.A. etc. Both the colleges are affiliated to the Kurukshetra University. The commerce was started in I.G. Govt College in 1989 and Sh. K.C. Goel has a great contribution for getting the Commerce courses started in I.G.Govt College.

The city has three polytechnic colleges; (a) Apex Polytechnic and, (b) Guru Nanak Polytechnic College; (c) Govt. Polytechnic College. In addition, one management college is starting this year—Guru Nanak Institute of Management. The City also has Pushp Infotech situated at Pushp Complex, Gurdwara Gali Tohana which is approved study center of M.D. University Rohtak and authorized learning center of HKCL: a Haryana Govt. organization providing a variety of Computers (BCA, MCA, M.Sc.Comp Sci.,), Management (BBA, MBA), Fashion Designing and no. of another short term course including spoken English and Personality Development courses.

Tohana Mail, the daily evening newspaper, is widely circulated and read in Tohana.

Schools

The town has a large number of schools, both Govt and Private, viz, Govt Sr. Sec. School Tehsil Road, Govt. Primary School Nehru Market, Govt. Middle School Anaj Mandi, Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School, National Public School, S.S. Public School, DAV School, St. Joseph's International School (earlier known as Colonel Public School), Green Valley Public School, K.M.School, MODEL K.M SCHOOL, S.V.M. School Ryan Convent School and Rigveda International School. Until the 90s, Government High School(now it is Govt Sr. Sec. School Tehsil Road) was the only good school in the town. In 2017, there is a famous school's franchise "gd Goenka " in Tohana for the first time ...

Distance Education

Pinnacle Education society is a registered Society under society act 1860. Its Registration Number is 2007/67. This Society set up its first institution in the name of Pinnacle Institute of Mgt. and Technology (PIMT) on 29 June 2007 in Tohana Distt. Fatehabad, Haryana. PIMT is a premier Institute In the field of Management & Technology accredited by Guru Jambheshwar University (Hisar).

Salient features:-

  • All programmes approved by Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC, making eligible for Centre/State Government Jobs.
  • No Migration and Character Certificates required.
  • Fees payable in easy installments.
  • Allowed to pursuing courses simultaneously with regular courses.
  • 25% concession in fee to the students pursuing regular courses simultaneously.
  • SC candidates of Haryana eligible for a scholarship to pay a token admission fee of Rs. 1000/-.
  • Short answer type questions carry 50% weight of the maximum marks in the question papers.
  • 30% Internal Assessment in each theory paper based on two written assignments.
  • Examination Schedule is different from that of regular courses.
  • Lateral Entry to MBA, M.Sc. (Computer Science), MCA, M.A. (Mass Communication).

Govt. Offices[edit]

Hon'ble Court. The town has a bench of Hon'ble District Court. It has the facility of online evidence. It is situated in BDPO's building. It was built in 1988.

SDM Court. The town is Sub-Divisional headquarters. This is the commanding officer of all other offices in town. There is a Sub-Divisional Court headed by the SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate). Besides administration of the Tohana sub-division, SDM Office also handles making of new driving license, registration of vehicle etc. It has E-Disha Kendra as well.

Municipal Council. The town has a Municipal Council. This council has 23 wards and is headed by the President and the Vice President. Municipal Council is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads. All the jobs related to death & birth Records, Voter List Records, and House Tax Records are maintained by this office. All its functions are carried out under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Fatehabad as per rules of Haryana Municipal Act 1973.

Gen. Hospital. The town has Govt. Gen. Hospital with different specialist doctors. In this hospital, all the facilities and medicine are provided free of cost by the Government.

Politics[edit]

Tohana has a notable political history. Sardar Harpal Singh won as MLA from Tohana many times from 1967 onwards and was also a minister in Haryana Government. His son Sardar Paramvir Singh has represented Tohana for the last two terms and served the peoples as Agriculture Minister in the Haryana's last Government. Mr. Karam Singh Dangra, Sardar Nishan Singh, Comred Harpal Singh, late Sh. Vinod Marya and Ch. Hanuman Singh Bishnoi have all been one time MLAs from Tohana and have worked for the welfare of the people of this constituency. Sh. Subhash Barala is the present city M.L.A. of Tohana, Who is also The President of Bhartiya Janta Party for Haryana State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tohana
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ I.G. Govt. College, Tohana Website


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