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Nizampur, Amritsar

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Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephones code  06154
Coastline  0 kilometres (0 mi)
Literacy  60%
Area code  06154
PIN  841236
Vehicle registration  PB 02
Lok Sabha constituency  Jandiala
Nearest city  Siwan district
Weather  33°C, Wind NW at 11 km/h, 35% Humidity

Nizampur is a very old and beautiful village located about 20 km from Siwan at the bank of river " The Daha" , . The village has breathtaking sights, including green fields. It has a well-developed sanitation system with a government school in the village. The pincode of the village is 841236.Nizampur is small village located in Hasanpura Block of Siwan district, Bihar with total 301 families residing. The Nizampur village has population of 1983 of which 956 are males while 1027 are females as per Population Census 2011.


In Nizampur village population of children with age 0-6 is 352 which makes up 17.75% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Nizampur village is 1074 which is higher than Bihar state average of 918. Child Sex Ratio for the Nizampur as per census is 934, lower than Bihar average of 935.

Nizampur village has higher literacy rate compared to Bihar. In 2011, literacy rate of Nizampur village was 79.64% compared to 61.80% of Bihar. In Nizampur Male literacy stands at 88.50% while female literacy rate was 71.65%.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Nizampur village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Caste Factor Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 7.77% while Schedule Caste (SC) were 5.35% of total population in Nizampur village.

Work Profile In Nizampur village out of total population, 258 were engaged in work activities. 22.48% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 77.52% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 258 workers engaged in Main Work, 8 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 4 were Agricultural labourer.

Particulars Total Male Female Total No. of Houses 301 - - Population 1,983 956 1,027 Child (0-6) 352 182 170 Schedule Caste 106 58 48 Schedule Tribe 154 68 86 Literacy 79.64% 88.50% 71.65% Total Workers 258 253 5 Main Worker 58 0 0 Marginal Worker 200 0 0


It is located at 31.56°N 74.99°E / 31.56; 74.99.


Nizampur village is a very old village and the farmers of this village migrated to Layallpur area of Pakistan around the year 1900 when agriculture land was developed in this area with the help of irrigation canals newly built by Britishers. These farmers settled into 4-5 villages one of which was Nizampur Deva Singh Wala, now in Pakistan, district Sheikhupur, during the colonization of Lower Chenab Bar in the early years of 19th century. The residents of this village made up a major portion of the Sikh jatha which went to liberate Nankana Sahib Gurudwara and most of them were martyred in liberating this Gurudwara. The head of this jatha Sh. Tehal Singh belonged to Nizampur. This village has had a primary school even before 1947 and boasted of a cooperative credit society, bricklined bazars and streets even before partition. Majority of the people of this village belong to Kamboj community and are well known for growing vegetables. The residents are quite peace-loving and one has never heard of earned disputes among the residents. The village got a big splash across the media in the 1950s when four armed robbers armed to the teeth with rifles and pistols were over-powered by the villagers with lathis, etc. Due to this act of bravery some of the residents got bravery awards. These details are incorporated by S. Jagir Singh rtd. Chief engineer who is now settled in Chandigarh.


Literacy rate of the village is about 60%. There is an elementary school in the village where small children study. For higher education students have to go to DAV College, Khalsa College or GNDU University, Amritsar. Lot of boys and girls these days go to Amritsar and other cities to gain higher education from colleges like Chandigarh engineering college etc.

Fairs and festivals

Every year in June people celebrate a fair at a holy place in the village called "Baba Sher Singh". The fair is organized with sports like Kabaddi and Wrestling. This fair is on 26 July ( 10th of Haar according to desi calendar). History of this place is that there used to live a priest called Sher Singh. One night some thieves came to steal his cow. But whenever they cross the border of that place they become blind and when they move few steps behind again they gain their visibility. They repeated it several times but same thing happened again and again. From that day the priest gained popularity and thus people arrange the fair to memorize Baba Sher Singh. There is another religious historical place in the village called " Baba Dhora Wala". The fair on this place is on 28 July (12th of Haar according to desi Calendar).

Popular games

Village has a registered sports club called "Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports and Youth Club". The village boys play a number of games which are as follows:

a)Kabaddi: Kabaddi is believed to have originated from the tribe of Kadirs who thought of themselves to be great champions of sport. In 1938 it was introduced in Olympic Games. Kabaddi is a very enthusiastic game which requires a lot of stamina and reflexes.

b)Kho Kho: This game is played by both boys and girls. It is very popular and interesting game.

c)Football: Village boys can be often seen playing football in the village ground.

d)Cricket: Cricket has become a very famous sport now. In the past village boys didn't like cricket and very few people were interested in cricket but now it has gained importance and you can see boys playing cricket in ground and on streets as well. e)Gulli Danda:This is a very rare game played in rural towns and villages of India.

f)Bandar Killa: This game is played by four or more children. Firs the children do a pugun pugayee(a kind of toss without a coin). The one who loses the pugun pugayee becomes bandar. A circle is drawn on the ground and every player places his chappals(shoes) in the circle. Then the bandar stands in the circle and all the other players have to steal the chappals from the circle without being caught. If the bandar touches you while you are stealing then you have to be the Bandar. If the Bander can't get hold of anyone & everyone gets away with their pair of chapliyaan, then he is regarded as a true Bander (loser).

g)Pithu Garam: It is an outdoor game. There are two teams each team having equal members. About 5-7 flat stones (theekrian) are piled up. This pile is called Pithu. A member from one team has to hit the pithu from a distance of about 4 meters with a ball and members of the other team get scattered in the field. Each player gets three turns to hit the pitthu and break it. As soon as the player hits and breaks the pitthu, the actual game begins. This is when one team tries to rebuild the pitthu and 2nd team stops them from doing so, by hitting them with the ball.

The player gets out if the ball touches him/her, but if he/she succeeds in making the pitthu first, then that team gets a point. In this way the game continues till all the children have got their turns to hit the pitthu. The team that makes more pitthus is the winner



The village has a population of approx. 6500 with more males as compared to females.


Nizampur, Amritsar Wikipedia

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