Sakchi was the village in north eastern India territory of Singhbhum which was selected by Jamsetji Tata to be the location of a planned steel city, which in 1919 became Jamshedpur. Sakchi is now part of the city between the Tata Steel site and the river Subarnarekha. Then it was known as Kalimati. Due to the presence of iron ore, river water and sand, Jamsetji Tata decided to establish TISCO (Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited) there. The company is now known as Tata Steel Ltd.
Even today running through Sakchi is the Kalimati Road. During British India, a railway line connecting Jamshedpur to Howrah(Calcutta) was started. Jamshedpur is in the Indian mineral-rich state of Jharkhand which was earlier in Bihar as South Bihar.
As Tata Steel was established the first planned urban settlement started in Sakchi Area and it included businessmen (Gujaratis, Parsis, Punjabis), servicemen (People from Bihar, Bengalis, Oriyas, Telugus, Tamils, Malayalis). Many people who then migrated from West Bengal, East Bengal (now Bangladesh), Gujarat, Assam are now permanent residents of Jamshedpur city and their ancestral homes were either lost or sold after separation of East Pakistan (Bangladesh). Old houses of Bengalis, Parsis, Anglo-Indians and Gujaratis can still be seen in Aambagan, Hill Cart Road, Kalimati Road, Pennar road, Sakchi Bazar areas of Sakchi. A few such homes are also present in Bistupur.
According to some people who have seen Tatanagar 80-90 years back as a child, today where we have Aambagan maidan near the Present Masjid, there used to be a single line railway track which used to carry sand for the factory. It does not exist anymore. Mode of transport in the Jamshedpur city were Buggy and Taxis. There were single lane roads with old British style street lamps. Mostly the roads between Sakchi and Bistupur were surrounded by jungles.
The city is unique because it is a very small town even today with extreme ends being covered within maximum 45 minutes (including traffic) and is not a metro city but still it has demography of a metro town as in people from all ethnicities live here as permanent residents. Sakchi is located in the centre of the city, on its west side lies Bistupur which is also one of famous place of the city, Kadma, Sonari.On the east side lies Baradwari,Kasidih,Bhalubasa,Sitaramdera,Agrico,Sidhgora. On its north lies Mango which is also one of the busiest place of the city and down south lies Burmamines, Tatanagar station, Jugsalai and Parsudih.
Sakchi area of Jamshedpur town today has numerous cinema halls, sakchi bazaar which holds Mangla Market (Tuesday market) every Tuesday on footpath. Sakchi Market (or Sakchi Bazaar) is the oldest market in the city.
Neighbourhood of Jamshedpur
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This local attraction is a must visit on all tourist's lists. It was opened to the public in 1958, on the occasion of the city's golden jubilee, the 50th anniversary of establishment. This park was originally a gift, to the town of Tatanagar(Jamshedpur) from the Tata Steel Company.
While being built under the visionary Jamsetji Tata, the Vrindavan gardens in Mysore were used as an inspiration. This park also shows off a status of Jamsetji Tata and is also known as the Mughal Gardens of Jamshedpur. The presence of the Tata Steel Zoological Park, Nicco Jubilee Amusement Park, Jayanti Sarovar(Zoo Lake), Bat Island, Children's Park, and Rose Garden is part of the reason why this park is such a famous one.Kadma
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Pramatha Nath married Kamala Dutt, daughter of Romesh Chunder Dutt, a President of the Congress party and an Indian civil servant, economic historian and writer, on 24 July 1882. One of his Sons Director Madhu Bose was married to actress - dancer Sadhana Sen, later Sadhana Bose (Grand daughter of Keshab Chandra Sen). A grandson of Pramatha Nath Bose is Indian Filmmaker Amit Bose.Milestones of his life:
12 May 1855: Pramatha Nath Bose was born on in Gaipur, a village near Gobardanga, in the district of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. Recalling his early childhood in Gaipur, P.N. Bose has mentioned "we had five best physicians- sunshine, air, water, exercise and diet". Clearly a person who grew up in the lap of nature, this stood him in good stead during his long and tedious survey trips.
1864: At the start of his education, Pramatha Nath came under the influence of the famous Brahmo reformer Keshab Chandra Sen from whom he conceived the idea of going to England for higher education.
1871: A booklet title Abkash Kusum, containing 6 poems were published from Calcutta.
1874 : He appeared for the competitive examination and won the coveted Gilchrist Scholarship which was tenable for 5 years.
October 1874 to May 1880: Pramatha Nath stayed in London for six years and pursued the study of Chemistry, botany, zoology, geology, physical geography and logic. He secured the 3rd position in geology while graduating from the London University.
13 May 1880: He joined the Geological Survey of India.
24 June 1882: P.N. Bose married Kamala Dutt
1884: P.N. Bose emphasized the need of writing scientific books in Bengali for the rapid diffusion of scientific knowledge among the masses and thus wrote Prakritik Itihas in Bengali.
1892: He wrote shishupath.
1886 Pramatha Nath in a pamphlet suggested that a ‘Society for the Development of Indian Industries’ should immediately be formed.
1891. Through his efforts an Industrial Conference was organized for the first time in Calcutta
1894 and 1896 During his tenure at the Geological Survey, Pramatha Nath also took time to write his monumental book- "A history of Hindu Civilization under British Rule".It was published in three separate volumes.
1903: The discriminatory policies of the British Government forced Pramatha Nath to retire from the Geological Survey of India .During the period of his service;
He carried out surveys of the Narmada Valley, of Rewa State, Central India.
He was the first person to report occurrence of trachyte from the Narmada region.
He reported the presence of Lameta and Bagh beds for correlating similar sequences in other parts of India.
He was the first to identify distinct volcanic centres around Mandaleshwar in the Narmada Valley.
He also reported the manganese deposits in Jabbalpur district, coal in Darjeeling, copper in Sikkim and Petroleum in Assam.
He was the first person to introduce into the Geological survey of India the study of micro-sections as an aid to petrological work, and to give accounts of micro-sections in Progress Reports.
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1906: His efforts for technical and commercial education led to the establishment of Bengal Technical Institute. It proudly stands today as the Jadavpur University, at Calcutta. P.N. Bose was the first honorary principal of the Institute.
1934: P.N. Bose passed into the annals of our history at the age of 79.Ratanji Tata
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Apart from residential, the area has a great part of green cover. One can get nature's beauty of Subarnarekha-Kharkhai rivers' meet at Domuhani.Tata Steel Zoological Park
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