Nawanshahr(Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar) district was carved out of Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar
districts of Punjab in November 7, 1995 on the auspicious occasion of birthday of
Sh. Guru Nanak Dev Ji as the sixteenth district of Punjab State. Normally it is said
that Nawanshahr town was build during the reign of Alaudin Khilji (1295-1316) by
his Afgan Military Chief Nausher Khan. Previously it was called "Nausar" but with
the passage of time, the town came to be known "The Nawanshahr". Nausher Khan had
constructed five forts known as Havelis, whose remains still exist.
Nawanshahr has got the honour of being the village of the famous patriots and freedom
fighters like Sardar Kishan Singh, Sardar Ajit Singh, Sardar Swaran Singh, Shaheed-e-Azam
Sardar Bhagat Singh.
Nawanshahr district is situated in 31.8o N and 76.7o E part of Punjab on the right
bank of mighty river Sutlej. The Distance of State capital Chandigarh is of 92 Kms.
Four districts surround Nawanshahr District. The west border of the district touches
Jalandhar, east border touches with RoopNagar (Ropar) district, the northern border
of the district meets with district Hoshiarpur and in south it touches with Ludhiana
and Kapurthala District.
People of this district are economically sound. Large numbers of families from the
district have settled in countries like Canada, UK, and USA etc. Consequently huge
remittance is being received by their kith and kin back in India, which contribute
to the economic development and prosperity of the district.
All the towns and the villages are well connected by roads. Nawanshahr has also rail
track connecting it with Jalandhar, Rahon and Jaijon. District enjoys the rare honour
of being the birthplace of Shahid Bhagat Singh whose ancestral village Khatkar Kalan
falls in it.Khatkar Kalan is a historical village, which has got the honor of being
the village of the famous patriots and freedom fighters like Sardar Kishan Singh,
Sardar Ajit Singh, Sardar Swaran Singh, Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh.
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal on 27/09/2008, while addressing
a state level rally at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shahid-e-Azam Sardar
Bhagat Singh on the occasion of national level function to conclude the Birth Centenary
celebrations of the great martyr made the announcement of changing the name of district
from Nawanshahr to "Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar". Notification (No. 19/7/07-LR-IV/7929)
to this effect was issued on 29/09/2008.
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Banks in Nawanshahr
Most of the banks in Nawanshahr provide Automated teller machine facility for the
convenience of the customers. Through the ATM facility the customers can withdraw
money 24 hours. Some of the banks also offer credit card and debit card facility.
The Banks also provide loan to the agriculturists and landless agricultural laborers
who need money. Internet banking is another facility catered by the banks, which
has made the whole process of banking very convenient. Some of the banks have introduced
core banking which has resulted in the operation of banking process easier all over
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Phone and Communication
Nawanshahr is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication
There are various land line and Wireless Phone service providers like BSNL,Airtel,Spice,Hutch,Reliance
and Vodaphone .Most of the mobile (cell phone) services have good range in all the
The climate of this district is on the whole dry except during the brief south-west
monsoon season. The year may be divided into four seasons. The cold season is from
the middle of November to early part of March. The succeeding period upto the end
of June in the summer season, July, August and first half of September constitute
the South-West monsoon season. The period from middle September to the middle of
November is the post monsoon or transition period.
The summer season sets in April and lasts up to end of June, to be taken over by
the rainy season (during which time it becomes hot and humid). The rainy season sets
in the beginning of July and lasts up till September's end. The winter season starts
after the rains are over from October and lasts up until March's end. May and June
are the hottest months of the year in Nawanshahr (during which time mercury is known
to cross 45 °C).