Chandigarh a city of charming contrast a pulsating modern town famous for its architecture and landscape. “Chandigarh” derives its name from the temple of “Chandi” located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity ‘Chandi’, the goddess of power and a fort or ‘garh’ lying beyond the temple gave the city its name. Since the medieval through modern era, the area was part of the large and prosperous Punjab Province which was divided into East & West Punjab during partition of the country in 1947. The city was conceived not only to serve as the capital of East Punjab, but also to resettle thousands of refugees who had been uprooted from West Punjab. The city has a pre-historic past. The gently sloping plains on which modern Chandigarh exists, was in the ancient past a wide lake ringed by a marsh. The fossil remains found at the site indicate a large variety of aquatic and amphibian life, which was supported by that environment. About 8000 years ago the area was also known to be a home to the Harappans. Prior to the partition of India, Lahore was the capital city of undivided Punjab. But after the partition when Lahore went to Pakistan, Punjab in India was left without any capital. Also, it led to the migration of people of west Punjab to the eastern towns within India. These two factors gave rise to the need to choose a site in the foothills of Shivalik range that would serve as the capital of Punjab. A committee was set up to choose a suitable site, keeping in mind various factors like military vulnerability, drinking water, climatic conditions etc. Finally, a site was selected, but that was in the shape of farms. After the site was finalized, a master plan for the city was prepared by an American team (Mayor, Whittles lay, Glass & Nowicki). The project faced a setback with the sudden demise of Nowicki. It was then that the other teammates refused to work on the project.
The committee was again handed over the task of finding a team for completion of the project. In the year 1951, the well-known French architect named Le Corbusier took the charge of giving the city a modern look. He further appointed a team, who worked under his supervision and guidance. The team decided to work in two phases. While designing the city, factors like pollution, traffic, travel and tourism and other environmental aspects were kept in mind. This is how Chandigarh turned into a well-planned capital city of Punjab, India. Chandigarh was constituted a Union Territory of India on 1st November 1966. It is the first planned city of India designed by Le Corbusier, an eminent architect and urban theorist. The city’s pollution-free air, the short distance, the wide tree lined boulevards and avenues, lakes all contribute to making Chandigarh a charming place for residents and visitors. Chandigarh has the distinction of having a unique world-acclaimed Rock Garden constructed by Nek Chand. The diverse population of this territory has made this city a lively and cosmopolitan city. Today this city has become one of the IT destinations in India. Chandigarh Technology Park is the city's entrance point to the world of information technology. The Nehruvian idealism at its core is in stark contrast to the industrial development on the outskirts. Chandigarh is also called as “The City Beautiful”. Chandigarh the dream city of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, serves as the capital of two states Punjab and Haryana. It is very neat and clean. Every one follows the traffic rules. Parking is another area requiring attention. An acute shortage of parking space is being felt in some sectors. There are many things to see in the Chandigarh such as Rose Garden, Sector 17(Markets), Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden. All these four things are very famous in Chandigarh. Specially the Sector 17(Markets) are very famous because there are all sorts of shops here like Booksellers, Jewellery, Cloth Shops, General merchants, Stationers, Shoe merchants, Tailors, Electrical applications, Dry cleaners and many more. Shops selling jewellery and readymade garments are a great attraction. Shops selling toys and confectionery are very favorite for children. Chandigarh has two satellite cities i.e. Punchkula and Mohali both of which share a border with it.
Chandigarh Property has got magnetism owing to the cities beauty. The standard of living and per-capita income is very high there. Majority of the population in the city is from army background that is attracted by the beauty of the city and wants to spend their retired life there. The same pattern of glory and pride can be seen in Chandigarh property. Big bungalows, farmhouses are common there. >
Chandigarh Real Estate
Development - The commercial real estate is getting pace. One major commercial development is the construction of IT Park. All the big names in IT are setting up their business there. A future IT hub is attracting top builders to invest in the city beautiful. There are high returns on investment in real estate and property so realty sector is on an upsurge. Many other real estate developments are also taking place. Lush green parks, well maintained round abouts and roads covered with large canopies of trees are really creating people's interest to buy property in the most fine-looking city.
Government College Chandigarh
Carmel Convent School
Government College Chandigarh is located at Sector 46, is a fast emerging institution of higher learning in the city of Chandigarh. Established in 1982 as a college for boys (became co-educational on 1992), it has made rapid strides in academic excellence, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Over the years, it has added new courses and streams to the list of courses that it began with. After an initial phase of formation and settlement spanning over about fifteen years it leapt ahead with noticeable achievement. The goal of the college and the philosophy behind its foundation is suitably displayed in the college logo, which bears the following words of wisdom “LIGHT IS LIFE”. Mission is to enlighten the lives of young generation by imparting quality education which promises to be a confluence of tradition and modernity.
Carmel Convent School Chandigarh - founded on July 16th, 1959, is one of the Institutions conducted by the Apostolic Carmel Sisters. The Educational Institutions of the congregation of the Apostolic Carmel, a Catholic Minority cater to the educational needs of Catholic children. However, they are also open to children of all castes and creeds. Carmel Convent School has a spacious well planned building & playground as well. The school is recognized by the Directorate of Education of the U.T. Administration. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.