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Chirgaon Location of Chirgaon in Uttar Pradesh and India Coordinates 25°34′N 78°49′ECoordinates: 25°34′N 78°49′E Country India Region Bundelkhand State Uttar Pradesh District(s) Jhansi Population 14,105 (2001) Official languages Hindi and Bundelkhandi Time zone IST (UTC+05:30) Codes[show] Website Chirgaon is a city and a municipal board in Jhansi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Chirgaon is a small yet progressive town, 30 km away from Jhansi, on Jhansi-Kanpur National Highway 25. Chirgaon has one Krishi Utpadan Mandi. Chirgaon is an ancient town of UP. Close look at Chirgaon clearly defines the structure of old Indian cities. There are three Darwaja (gates) in Chirgaon and a quila (fort) in the middle of the town. It clearly tells how old India cities had proper arrangements for security. There are many ancient ponds for water and community grounds. Hence, Chirgaon is a place where people are progressive still they are saving their cultural heritage. People from three religions Hindu, Muslim and Jain happily live here with a great sense of communal harmony. One small temple and mosque exist in same compound which at a stone's distance from the fort of Chirgaon. A SHIVA-SAI Temple is situated at the Collector Ganj, The center of Chirgaon. It is a very Famous temple of Chirgaon. National Poet Maithili Sharan Gupt was from Chirgaon. His Samaadhi is a great place to visit. Being there gives a sense of satisfaction to a person who has inclination towards literature. National poet's younger brother Shri Siyaram Sharan Gupt was also a great poet. Both brothers were great poets and were the excellent example of gaining excellence without being dependent on other. Munshi Ajmeri (Who was born in a poor Muslim family and could not get proper school education) was the third poet and very close ally of National poet, who treated Ajmeri ji as an elder brother. Such gestures in old Indian society show the level of coherence that people belonging to different religious faiths shared. These three authors have led the town of Chirgaon by example. Chirgaon, which came into lime light due to National Poet, was actively involved in Freedom Movement led by Mr. Gandhi, who visited Chirgaon on more than one occasion. From 1935-45, hundreds of Chirgaon youth joined the movement and some of them are still alive to guide youngsters. Poems of these three poets inspired the whole nation for freedom movement. Hindi authors generally describe this Triveni of poets from Chirgaon by comparing them with Triveni of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati in Prayag (Allahabad). Many youngster are also following their path and trying to continue the tradition of writing poems. Contents [hide] 1 Demographics 2 Transport 2.1 Road 2.2 Railways 2.3 Air 3 Schools 4 Banks 5 Health care 6 Places of interest 7 Business/Industry 8 References [edit]Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Chirgaon had a population of 14,105. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Chirgaon has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 75% and female literacy of 59%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. [edit]Transport

[edit]Road Chirgaon is well connected by Indian National Highway 25 with Jhansi and Kanpur.It is also connected with Madhya Pradesh by state highway no. 45. [edit]Railways Chirgaon is served by a station on the Electronic Indian Railways network. Chirgaon Railway Station (Station Code : CGN) is operated by ZONE- North Central Railway & DIVISION- Jhansi Jn. . Name of Trains that pass through Chirgaon : To Jhansi Jn.- 1. Lucknow-Jhansi Passenger (Between Lucknow/LKO and Jhansi /JHS) 2. Sabarmati Express (Between Darbhanga /DBG and Ahmedabad /ADI) 3. Kushinagar Express (Between Gorakhpur /GKP and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT (Mumbai) ) 4. Lucknow-Jhansi InterCity Express (Between Lucknow/LKO and Jhansi /JHS ) 5. Kanpur-Jhansi Passenger (Between and Kanpur Central/CNB and Jhansi /JHS) 6. Gwalior Mail (Between Barauni /BJU and Gwalior /GWL) 7. Sabarmati Express (Between Varanasi/SBS and Ahmedabad /ADI) To Kanpur Central - 1. Jhansi-Lucknow Passenger (Between Jhansi /JHS and Lucknow/LKO) 2. Sabarmati Express (Between Ahmedabad /ADI and Darbhanga /DBG) 3. Kushinagar Express (Between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT (Mumbai) and Gorakhpur /GKP) 4. Jhansi-Lucknow InterCity Express (Between Jhansi /JHS and Lucknow/LKO) 5. Jhansi-Kanpur Passenger (Between Jhansi /JHS and Kanpur Central/CNB) 6. Gwalior Mail (Between Gwalior /GWL and Barauni /BJU) 7. Sabarmati Express (Between Ahmedabad /ADI and BSB/Varanasi ) For More detail, Please go to [edit]Air The nearest airport from Chirgaon is Gwalior Airport in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) . Gwalior Airport (IATA Code:GWL, ICAO Code: VIGR), also known as Rajmata Vijyaraje Scindia Vimantal, is about 130 km from chirgaon. Gwalior is connected to Delhi,Mumbai and Jabalpur regularly by Air India. Gwalior also has a big airforce station. More Flights for major destinations like Bangalore, Chennai,Kolkata and Jaipur are expected to start soon. [edit]Schools

Chirgaon has an Agricultural college. It has three Inter colleges and 4 high schools and several primary schools in the public service. Main schools in the town are- Sardar Patel Inter college. Saraswati Vidhya Mandir Inter College. Rajmata Ladaidulaiya Inter college. Saraswati Shishu Mandir. Sri Shah Lal Chandra Jain Adarsh Junior High School (Bal Mandir High School) Rashtrakavi Maithili Saran Gupt High School. C.L.S. Inter College B.L.N Memorial inter college,. are the most reputed schools in the town Despite being in the hinterland and being neglected by the national and state governments, Chirgaon has given a lot of good engineers, doctors & administrators who have served the nation and the world in their respective capacities. [edit]Banks

Chirgaon has A branch of State Bank Of India ( Branch code=7831), A Branch of Central Bank of India, A Branch of PNB and A branch of Bank of India. There is one automated teller machine (ATM) of Central Bank of India in the city near Bank. The another nearest ATM from Chirgaon is situated at Parichha, 8 km away from Chirgaon and at Moth, about 24 km away from Chirgaon. [edit]Health care

Chirgaon is served by a Primary Health care center of state government, where a team of general physician and specialist available for taking care of local and nearby patients. Private practitioners are also there to serve patients. Several licensed Medicine stores are there, where you get all kind of medicines including Ayurveda medicines. Toppest doctors of Chirgaon is- Dr. Arvind Kumar Jain (B.A.M.S),Dr.K.C.Chandra (MBBS) Medical Officer,Dr.Rajesh Singh(M.B.B.S.),Dr. O.P. Chaturvedi, Dr. Subodh Pandey, Dr. Virendra Mohan Rai. Dr.R.k.Dubey(B.A.M.S) A few medical stores e.g. Bhaskar Medical Store always(24*7) available for needy. [edit]Places of interest

Chirgaon has many Places of interest. Some Places of interest in Chirgaon are : Durga Mata Mandir (MATANPURA) SHIVA-SAI Temple Shree Hanuman Vatika Parichha Dam Gayatri Temple Dimoand Temple devi ma mandir(mirouna) dakshin mukhi hanuman mandir(mirouna) Ancient Ram temple(mirouna) kaaras dev temple jain temple [edit]Business/Industry

Chirgaon and nearby areas are mainly dependent on agriculture business. There is no Industry in and around Chirgaon and hence growth of area is also dead. Most of the people involved in the agriculture industry are illiterate. And they handle their crops unscientifically and do net get much return on their investment and labors and hence most of them are in hand to mouth situation always.Chirgaon is not a big industrial area. Chirgaon and surrounding area are highly neglected by Central and State government for any development initiative in the field of business or industrial growth of area. [edit]References

^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.