'Proud of Health, Educational Facilities Here'

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'Proud of Health, Educational Facilities Here'


Faridabad, July 4 -- My family belongs to Khat Khat Kalan village in district Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab. My father Babar Singh Sandhu, was the nephew of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and a social worker.

My educational qualifications include Bachelor in Business Administration and PostGraduate Diploma in Financial Management. I am presently the director of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, NH3 Faridabad besides being the president of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Brigade. I am also the vice-chairman of All-India Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Trust.

Our family shifted to Faridabad in 1960s. My grandfather Sardar Kulbir Singh, who was a freedom fighter and brother of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, also came to Faridabad in 1960s.

I was born in 1983 in Faridabad, and it is said that there was no development in Faridabad in those days. But, I realized that Faridabad's development was not as bad when compared to other NCR towns at that time. In the entire NCR region, Faridabad being an industrial hub was one of the most suited place for people looking for employment.

However, with time neighbouring towns like Gurgaon and Noida also progressed. The growth graph of our town, on the other hand, came crashing down. The scenario is changing again now and the city is developing fast. Six years ago, students had to go out of town for higher education but today Faridabad has become an education hub. Now, Faridabad has a number of educational facilitates which includes regular and part-time colleges for students. The city now makes proud as many students come here from far-off cities for studies and professional courses. …

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