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Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar
Urapar is a small town in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district, on the Nawanshahar-Phillaur road - 17 km from Nawanshahr and 17 km from Phillaur and 15 km from Banga. Urapar is also known as Aur-Urapar, Chak-Urapar and capital of the Saini [ Saini's ]
Urapar is famous for Gurudwara Shahidganj which was built to commemorate the martyrs of 1711 battle, in which Banda Singh Bahadur leading the Khalsa army fought a pitched battle with Shamas Khan's army and captured Rahon and the Sikh soldiers who got martyrdom were cremated here.Late Sardar Sampuran Singh was the only Sarpanch, who had served 4 terms of Sarpanchi[20 years] in a row. He was the First Sarpanch after freedom.During the tenure as sarpanch [village head ], he raised the veterinary hospital.In appreciation of his community services, the governor of Punjab issued him a commendatory certificate at the time opening of hospital By his personal influence. e approached Sir Chotu Ram the education minister of joint Punjab to upgrade Khalsa elementary school of cChakUrapar to high school.There are 8 Gurudwaras, 3 Hindu temples, and 3 Mosques. There are more than 100 families of Urapar currently living in Toronto, Canada and every year they get together and celebrate Urapar day.
As of 2001 India census, Urapar had a population of 4,251. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Urapar has more than an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 71%. In Nawanshahr, 12% of the population is under 9 years of age.
Something is strange here Males 79%, Females 71%, together, unless there is some other group(s), neither male or female, 87%, does not make sense.
The village has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and hot summers. Summers last from April To June and winters from November to February. Temperatures in summer vary from average highs of around 48 degrees Celsius( 118 degrees Fahrenheit )to average lows of around 25 degrees Celsius ( 77°F ). Winter temperatures vary from highs of 19 degrees Celsius ( 66°F ) to lows of -5 degrees Celsius ( 23°F ).The climate is on the whole dry except during the brief southwest monsoon season during July–August. The average annual rainfall is about 70 cm.
There is a Guru Nanak Charitable hospital which is located across the street from Gurudwara Shaidganj Sahib.This hospital is also operated by the committee of Gurudwara Shaidganj Sahib.