Padhiana


Padhiana

Padhiana Village is situated in district Jalandhar, Punjab (India). It is 4 km away from Phuglana village which is situated on Hoshiarpur - Phagwara road. It is 11 km away from Adampur(Doaba). It is bordered by Bist Doab canal on West, Khanaura village on South and a brook (Choo) on North.

Army officers of this village

Although as many as 282 Army personnel, hailing from Padhiana village, have shown their valour in the World War I and World War II and more than 35 youth from the village still serve in the Indian Army, while some have joined the Indian Air Force has been ignored by the administration.

All the serving and over 400 ex-servicemen here say their courage and sacrifice has not been duly rewarded by the district administration. Their only demand to the administration — a Sainik Bhawan — is yet to be fulfilled.

While a hall, library room, meeting room and veranda has been completed in the past six years, the building is yet not ready for use, as there are no provisions for power connection, water supply, kitchen and toilets.

The village has an entrance gate in the memory of Subedar Bir Singh who fought in World War I as well as II. A stone erected outside a gurdwara pahari darwaja sahib ji in the village reads: “176 men went for war from this village from 1914 to 1919. Eight gave up their lives.”

The first Commander-in-Chief of the country, General K.M. Cariappa came to this village on the invitation of Col. Dilbagh Singh Minhas on March 4, 1949. Col. Dilbagh Singh Minhas who enlisted Panjabis in the Army,Navy and Air Force, was the first Recruiting Officer at Jalandhar Cantt.

Religion

The village is 75 % Sikh and 25% Hindu. There is one Shiv dwala (Hindu place of worship) and there are 7 Gurudwaras. The main, biggest and most famous one being Gurudwara Pahari Darwaja.

Famous Persons

*Bhai Bachittar Singh Minhas - Famous Sikh warrior during the 17th century
*Sangat Singh Minhas - The first Doaba Sikh Rajput to join Guru Gobind Singh ji's army.
*Subedar Bir Singh - Army officer that fought in both world wars.
*Rahul Dev & Mukul Dev-They both are the famous actor in bollywood.
*Sadar Kartar Singh Minhas of village Padhiana, Principal Khalsa High School Jaspalon Ludhiana


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