The development of any region depends upon its educational institutions. Initially people used to go to Lahore for higher study after finishing their basic education in Rahon and Garhshankar. District Nawanshahr has the honour of producing some world famous personalities. These are : Amrish Puri (Nawanshahr), Yash Chopra (Rahon), B.R. Chopra (Rahon), Inderjeet (Journalist from Aur), Amrik Singh Pooni (Jeendowal), De. Madan Gopal Acharya (Kishanpur), Dharamvir (I.A.S.), Somnath (P.C.S.), Music masters : Master Madan Mohan (Khankhana), Victoria Cross Gian Singh (Sahabpur), Padam Shri Rana Moti Singh, Dr. Sadhu Singh Hamdard (Paddi Mt wali), S. Barjinder Singh Hamdard (Balachaur), Air Marshall Dilbag Singh, Gurdial Singh Kamal, Saroop Singh (mangoowal) etc.
Maharaj Bhoori wale Garib Dass Government College Pojewal
Maharaj Bhoori Wale Garib Dass Govt. College Pojewal was founded by Maharaj Bhoori Wale Garib Dass trust. The foundation of this college was laid by Shri Balram Jakhar, Speaker Lok Sabha on 15 September 1984. Six class rooms, 3 Laboratories, Office, Staff room, clerical staff room, cycle /scooter shed was made by the trust. After that the college was given under Government control.
On 5th April 1986 Education Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh announced to take the building under Government control. On 2nd August 1986 Chief Minister Punjab gave the permission of admission as a government college. The foundation of a big hall was laid by Shri. Beant Singh in 1993. Situated in kandi area, this institution has fulfilled the educational needs of the students of this area.
Jawahar Navodya Vidyala
Like other districts of Punjab, the foundation of Jawahar Navodya Vidyala was laid in the lap of mountains, under a scheme of central. It is situated on the Garhshankar-Nurpur Bedi road. Its foundation was laid by Rajesh Pilot (J&K Chief Minister Farookh Abdulla was also with him) in 1988.
Khalsa High School Charan Kanwal Banga
Khalsa High School is run by a sikh institution. But due to some unique features this school is different from other schools run by sikh institutions. It has its own reputation. The school having two story building, modern conveniences came into existence in 1944 under the leadership of a famous akali leader Harguranad Singh. The principal at that time was S. Bhagat Singh
thandi. It got recognition in 1950. this institution also runs a Junior Model High School.
The famous personalities who got educated from here include : S.R. Lakra (I.A.S.) commissioner (Utter Pardesh), Brigadier Agyapal Singh Sandhu, Harcharan Singh (I.A.S.), Gian Singh Ball (P.C.S.) colonel Bhupinder Singh Sandhu Vir Chakra, Mohinder Singh Rai (Asian & Commonwealth Gold Medalist).
Sikh National College Banga
A famous education institution of district Nawanshahr S.N. College Banga was
started in 1953. The manager of this college was a famous Akali leader
Harguranad Singh Bangaand. The principal was Ram Parsad. Initially the
college started intermediate, B.A., B.Sc. (non Medical), Commerce Group, the
subjects of electronics and humanities group are also taught here. The
college was started with 200 student in 1953 but today the number of
students is more than 1700.
This college is proud to have produced people like Amrik Singh Pooni (I.A.S), Shingaru Ram, Gian Singh Ball (P.C.S.), Jagtar Singh Mahi (P.C.S.).
This college is running under the able leadership of Principal Rajwinder Singh Bains and the President of sikh educational society Harcharan Singh Tohra.
Doaba Sikh National High School Nawanshahr
Doaba Sikh National high school is the name of District headquarter and a famous educational institution. It is situated at Saloh road. Sardar Darshan Singh Atwal had his valuable contribution in the creation of this institution. This institution is famous for doing all round development of the students. The games, educational and religious functions organized here help in the all round development of the students and making them good citizens. Good discipline, good performance of the students is the result of the hard work of the teacher as well of the Principal S. Darshan Singh Atwal.
J.S.F.H. Khalsa High School Nawanshahr
Situated on Chandigarh road Nawanshahr, this school was being run in village Bahmani Wala chuk, 73 District Layalpur ( now in Pakistan). At the time of partition the land for this school was allotted in village Barnala Kalan. Due to the efforts of Sardar Sandhu Singh Karyam, Chaudhary Ajit Singh Saloh, Chanan Singh Baghauran this institution was shifted here. The ex-students of the college who have made the college feel proud include, Dr. Gurbhej Singh Hundal, Dr. L.R. Baddan, Avtar Singh Bheen, Amrik Singh Sauna, Mohan Singh Daulat, Swaran Singh Swajpur, Gian Singh Sakohpur.
Presently this institution is working under the guidance and leadership of Principal S. Baldev Singh Pabla.
In 1995-96 out of 137 students of Matric Class, 124 stood first, 11 second and two stood third. In middle class out of 113 students 75 stood first, 36 second and 2 third, which is quite appreciable.
Arya Educational Institution of Nawanshahr
Due to the efforts of some dedicated people like Lala Bahadur Sen, Lala Bhuvneshwar Das, Late Shri Asa Nand Bhalla, Lala Dharam Chand Laroya, Pandit Devinder Kumar, Ved Parkash Sareen, D.P. Dutta etc. , the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha is running so many educational institutions in district Nawanshahr. A brief description about these institutions is given here : -
Doaba arya Senior Secondary School Nawanshahr
Founded in 1911 the oldest institution of district Nawanshahr, this school has got the honour of being the mother of other institutions. The beautiful building of the school equipped with modern facilities is situated at Rahon road. With 40 rooms, beautiful hall, open ground, science laboratories, libraries this institution has left behind other institutions as far as number of students is concerned.
This school is awarding education upto 10 + 2. Due to the able guidance and the leadership of administrators Navneet S/o Sh. Krishan Dev and Anand Kundra S/o Vijay Kumar Kundra have got recognition at Punjab level.
B.L.M. Girls College
Bhagwanti Laroya Memorial Girls College is one of the many institutions run by Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. This college comes under Guru Nanak Dev University. It was founded in 1959. The students mainly comes from rural areas. The number of students is 700 and teachers are 25. Subjects offered are Mathematics, Economics, History, Political Science, Sanskrit, Home Science, Punjabi and Music. This college has given a lot of contribution in different fields. A lot of students are regular blood donors. The incharge of Youth Club Dr. Vishav Mohini is the Deputy Chairman of Blood Donor Council Nawanshahr. The handball team of the college had been a champion so many times.
R.K. Arya College
R. K. Arya Colleg is situated at Rahon road. It came into existence in 1957 and its foundation was laid by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. The Total area that comes under the college is 240 Canals. There is a big swimming pool, a shooting range, big college building, hostel and play ground. There are Arts, Science and Commerce groups in the college. The number of the students is 850 and teachers are 42. The handball team of the college is the champion
of Guru Nanak Dev University since 1986. Three players also participated on
National Level. On theother hand among the 12 players of Guru Nanak Dev University 9 players are of R.K. College. The R.K. College is also champion in Kho-Kho.
D.A.N. College of Education
The only college of the district where thousands of teachers have got training and giving their valuable services in Punjab, Himachal & Haryana. This college is situated on Rahon Road in the lap of R.K. College. It is now made a Women's College only.
Shivalik Public School
This school is situated at Chandigarh road. The Principal of the school is Dr. Darshan Singh Bedi. The school is quite aware of all round development of the students. The medium of teaching is English and the school is affiliated with C.B.S.E. To get admission in this school is considered to be very important.
Adarsh Bal Vidyala
Under the leadership of famous educationalist D.P. Dutta, Adarsh Bal Vidyala is satisfying the needs of education of hundreds of students. This is affiliated with P.S.E.B. This school is situated at Banga road near bus stand.
Amardeep Singh Shergil Memorial College Mukandpur
Perhaps we can hardly get an example in the history of world where a single
man has done such a work which is not only historical but also almost
impossible. This is done by the founder of this college in Mukandpur.
Amardeep Singh Shergil was the only son of his parents. Gurcharan Singh
Shergil in order to make the memory of his late son immortal started a
college with the amount of one crore. This institution came into existence
in 1993 and has fulfilled the dreams of the administrators. There is
education of all subjects i.e. Computer Science,
Technical Education. The best Gymnasium of the country is an examplein
itself. The Principal is Sarwan Singh and Chairman is S.S. Johal ( Former
Vice Chancellor of Punjab University).
Guru Nanak Mission Public School, Guru Nanak Mission School of Nursing, Dhahan Kaleran
These institutions founded by S. Budh Singh Dhahan have got a unique recognition in the district. If we say that one day these institution will take the form of a University, it would not be wrong.
Facilities available in civil hospital Balachaur
- Emergency services around the clock with facilities of trauma care centre, with well equipped ressusication and monitoring like cardiac monitor with defibirilator, ventilator, pulse oximeter and operation theather.
- OPD services of following specialities
- Medical specialist
- Surgical specialist
- Orthopaedic specialist
- Eye specialist
- ENT specialist
- Dental Surgeon
- Well equipped modern laboratory with latest auto blood and gas analyser.
- X-RAY Unit (500 ma siemen's and portable x-ray unit)
- Medical unit with computerised e.c.g., cardiacmonitor and holter analyser.
- Spacious indoor and private room facilities.
- Well equipped modern O.T. complex with advance anaesthesia equipment, general and laproscopic surgeries, orthopaediac, gynae & obst. surgeries, eye and e.n.t. surgeries.
- Referal in and out services with separate reception for refered in patients with free registration.
- 24 Hours Ambulance services for hospital and general public.
- National family welfare services include special immunization.
- Clinic, antenatal and postnatal checkup, laproscopic tubectomies and non scalpel (stichless) vasectomies, various spacing methods like cu-t, condoms and oral pills.
- Special clinics for maternal and child health care including special bande matrym maternal care clinic on 9th of every month.
- Special RNTCP clinic for t.b. patients.
- Special Laprosy clinic on every thursday.
- Special clinics for handicaps, senior citizens and retired persons on every thursday.
- MEDICAL services
- Surgical services
- Gynaecological services
- Dental services
- 24 Hours Emergency services
- Eye AND E.N.T. services- in Nawanshahr
- Ambulance and Referral services
- X-RAY services
- Laboratory services