Tag Archives: Himachal Pradesh

Brief Geography of District Shimla – Himachal Pradesh General Studies

By | May 19, 2020

Shimla district forms a part of southern Himachal Pradesh. The district lies between the longitudes 76°59’22” and 78°18’40” east and latitudes 30°45’48” and 31° 43’0″ north and is bounded by Mandi and Kullu district in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttarakhand and Sirmaur district in the south and by Solan district… Read More »

Important Historical Places and Buildings in Shimla

By | May 17, 2020

1. The Annadale: The first fun fair was held in Anna dale in September 1833 to raise funds for girl’s school at “Subathu”. The viceregal dance was held in Annadale in honor of the queen’s “birthday” on 24th May 1839. Durand football tournament, inaugurated by Sir Mortimer Durand in 1888 was held here. Presently, Annadale… Read More »

Smt. Gauran Devi – A Freedom Fighter from Shimla

By | May 17, 2020

Smt. Gauran Devi w/o late Dr. L.C. Dutt, born in 1895, in Rawalpindi (Pakistan). She was an active national volunteer in Freedom Movement from 1921-47. Smt. Gauran Devi now a resident of Kishore Cottage, Shimla.  Smt. Gauran Devi did commendable work in the ‘Swaraj Movement‘ and was a close aide of Gandhiji. She used to… Read More »

Subedar Piara Singh – Oldest married surviving couple of the World

By | May 16, 2020

Subedar Piara Singh died on June 18, 2011, at Takoli village in district Una at the age of 106. His wife Hansa Devi had died two years back at Dharamsala at the age of 101. After the death of his partner, Piara Singh was not keeping good health. The Couple was living at Barol near Dharamsala… Read More »

Wazir Ram Singh Pathania – A Freedom Fighter From Kangra

By | May 14, 2020

Ram Singh Pathania was born on 10 April 1824 at the residence of Shyam Singh, a minister of the state of Nurpur. His father was the minister of Raja Veer Singh in the state of Nurpur. Due to the British-Sikh Convention in 1846, most of the princely states of Himachal Pradesh were under the British Empire.… Read More »

Project Snow Leopard – Himachal Pradesh General Studies

By | May 13, 2020

The Snow leopard is the State animal of Himachal Pradesh, and the State Forest Department’s commitment to snow leopard conservation is evident in the active role it has played, along with the Nature Conservation Foundation, in assisting MoEF, GoI to develop Project Snow Leopard. These two agencies have also been collaborating to generate sound scientific… Read More »

Shri J. P. Baggi – A Revolutionary from District Mandi Himachal Pradesh

By | May 12, 2020

Q. Where did Shri J. P. Baggi born? Ans: Shri J. P. Baggi was born on 15th July 1908 at 352/10, School Baza Mandi. Q. What was Shri J. P. Baggi’s father’s name?  Ans: Shri J. P. Baggi’s father’s name was Shri Bhog Raj. Q. What was Shri J. P. Baggi’s educational background? Ans: Shri… Read More »

Shri Satya Dev Bushahri – A Freedom Fighter from Shimla Hills

By | May 9, 2020

Q. Where/When did Shri Satya Dev Bushahri born?  Ans: Shri Satya Dev Bushahri was born on 19th November 1922, village Chebari (Kasakoti), Tehsil Rohru, district Shimla. Q. What was his father’s name? Ans: His father’s name was Pt. Nikka Ram. Q. When did Shri Satya Dev Bushahri join the freedom movement? Ans: Shri Satya Dev… Read More »