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Khanna, Ludhiana

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Country  India
Elevation  254 m
Population  103,099 (2001)
University  Gulzar Group of Institutes
Language spoken  Punjabi
Area  28 km2
State  Punjab
District  Ludhiana

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Khanna (Punjabi: ਖੰਨਾ) is a city and a municipal council in the Ludhiana district of Punjab, India.

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Toponymy

Khanna is a Punjabi word, which means one quarter (1/4 or 0.25). The city was named thus because it used to be very small, just a quarter of what a normal city should be.

History

Khanna has the largest grain market in Asia, followed by the grain market of Rajpura (Punjab). Khanna is an ancient town which came into existence 500 years back. History reveals that Sher Shah Suri built a number of sarais (inns) at every 12 to 15 miles along the Delhi-Lahore road. One of the sarais was built in this area which is still known as the Purani Sarai. After the decline of Mughal rule in the Punjab, Banda Bahadur captured the area from Sirhind to Hoshiarpur. After that a Jathedar of Dahedu controlled and occupied the whole of the area from Dahedu to Nabha. He married his daughter, Daya Kaur, to the King of Nabha. When a family dispute arose between the King and his new wife, she left Nabha for good and went back to live with her parents in Dahedu. According to Indian conventions she could not remain there forever. Therefore, her father gave her a "kann", or a "small portion", of the territory between Dahedu and Nabha that was well known for its agriculture. Over time, the pronunciation of the name changed from "Kann" to "Khanna".

Khanna, Ludhiana

The city is 40 km from the city of Ludhiana on the Grand Trunk Road (National Highway 1) and is home to Asia's largest grain market. Its area is about 70 km2. Villages nearby include Payal, Ikolahi, Rahoun, Issru, Harion Kalan , Boothgarh, Bulepur, Rasulra, Ghutind, Bhattian, Libra, Ratan Heri, Bahumajra, Salana, Amloh, Salaudi singha and Mohanpur.

Demographics

As per provisional data of 2011 census Khanna had a population of 128,130, out of which males were 67,811 and females were 60,319. The literacy rate was 84.43 per cent.

Education

Khanna has following colleges/institutes:

  1. A S College Khanna.
  2. Shri Sarswati Sanskrit College Khanna, affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh
  3. A. S. Women College, affiliated to Panjab University chandigarh.
  4. Gulzar Group of Institutes (GGI) Approved by AICTE and I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
  5. IGNOU Regional Centre, Khanna
  6. Radha Vatika Women college.
  7. Sanjeevni Nursing College.

A.S. College is the first college in Ludhiana district rural which was granted A+ grade by National Accreditation and Assessment of Colleges(NAAC). NAAC is accreditation agency of the Government of India.

Schools of Khanna:

  1. Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School
  2. A. S. Sr. Sec. School
  3. A. S. Modern Sen. Sec. School
  4. Atam Manohar Jain Modern School
  5. D.A.V. Model Sr. Sec. School
  6. D.A.V Public School
  7. Delhi Public School
  8. G T B High School, Model Town
  9. Govt. Girl's Sr. Sec. School
  10. Green Grove School
  11. Hindi Putri Pathshala
  12. Himalaya Public Sen. Sec School
  13. Inder Prasth Public School
  14. Khalsa High School, Grain Market
  15. Lala Sarkaru Mal Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir
  16. Nankana sahib public school, kalal majra
  17. Narotam Vidya Mandir Sr Sec school, Lalheri road
  18. Planet E School
  19. Radha Vatika Sen. Sec. School
  20. Robin Model High School
  21. Swami Chhagan Lal School
  22. S. D. Public School, Amloh Road
  23. Sujok Acupressure centre
  24. Spring Dale Public Senior Secondary School, Khanna Khurd
  25. Vivek model high school
  26. Walia English Model School
  27. Euro kids school
  28. bhartam vidya mandir
  29. Khanna Public School
  30. Robin Model High School

References

Khanna, Ludhiana Wikipedia


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