Gangapur is a big village of district Faisalabad that is about 60 kilometers from the Faisalabad city and about 24 kilometers from Tehsil Jaranwala. We created this page for the history of the style of this great village.
Gangapur is a historical village of the Pak-o-Hind history.
Sir Ganga Ram
This great village was governed by a great Hindu engineer named Sir Ganga Ram. Sir Ganga Ram was born in April 1851 at Mangtanwala about 40 miles from Lahore and 14 miles from Nankana Sahib, his father who was Assistant Sub-inspector at a Police station later moved to Amritsar. Sir Ganga Ram mastered in calligraphy and Persian. He passed his matriculation from Government High School and joined the Government College Lahore in 1869 Afterwards he obtained a scholarship to the Thompson Engineering College Roorki in 1871, where he passed with the Gold medal in 1873.
Sir Ganga Ram retired in 1903. He died in London on July 10, 1927. His body was cremated and ashes were brought to India, a portion of his ashes was immersed in river Ganga and the rest buried in Lahore on the banks of Ravi as by the Hindu religion.
The great Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto writes about Sir Ganga Ram. In the riots of 1947, a group of mob attacked the statue of Sir Ganga Ram, by throwing stones. When the police came some people were injured in the clash and the leader of the group was taken to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
When he recovered and came to his senses he saw a big picture of Sir Ganga Ram hanging in front of him in the ward. Sir Ganga Ram earned millions, most of which he gave to charity. Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation Lahore tries to enlighten the next generation about the contribution of great sons of Punjab by highlighting their work. He was a zooming civil engineer, of that era. He was a leading well-wisher of Human beings and agriculturists of his times, who established the Renala Hydral Power Station in Renala Khurd, Punjab in 1925.
Bamba water System
In 1898 Sir Ganga Ram established a water storage and pressure system to preserve water and then generate pressure to use irrigation of wheat and other crops. This water system that creates the pressure of about 8 to 10 feet from the surface of the earth and that was used to transfer water from low level to a high level for the irrigation of whole village crops. It was called Bamba. This system served the inhabitants of the village until 1998. But now it is extinguished and transferred to the only history.
Gangapur has a vast Garden at that time in the village, spread over an area of (25) acres that in past was about 50 acres. Now this garden generates an income of about 20 lac that is used for the village reconciliation.
Ghora Train (Anokhi Sawari)
The reason of the popularity is mostly by Trolley with a Horse. This is a unique system in which a horse pull a buggy called thella with force over a small 2 feet wide track on the earth. This is a unique traveling system that was launched in 1903. thousands of people come from the world come to see this unique Anokhi Sawari System.
Due to lack of resources and un-educated management, this system was revoked in 1993. But After the high effort of Nazim and village inhabitants, DCO Faisalabad provided sufficient funds to restart this Anokhi Sawari in march 2012. Now it is again providing fun and entertainment for its visitors from all over Pakistan and the world.
Ghanta Ghar Gangapur
Faisalabad is the famous city of Pakistan due to a central point to all it big bazaars which lead them to a central point called Ghanta Ghar or Clock Tower. Like Faisalabad, Gangapur also has a Clock Tower which is situated in the center of the Gangapur.
That is same as the Faisalabad clock tower about 60 feet high and having a clock on each side. There are four long Bazaars that point to the Ghanta Ghar but also three small streets that lead to this midpoint of the village. Four long Bazaar are Main Bazar, Ra,eesanwala Bazar, Bagh Baraar and Hospital Bazaar.’,’Gangapur’,
‘We are proud to be Making a large info page about Chak No.591 GB Gangapur Tehseel Jaranwala District Faisalabad’,’Gangapur’,
‘Gangapur is a big village of district Faisalabad that is about 60 kilometers from the Faisalabad city and about 24 kilometers from tehsil Jaranwala. We created this page for the history of the styles of this great village. Gangapur is a historical village of the Pak-o-Hind history. Is a great city to have in mind when you’re traveling around the world, whatever is by land in a car or train, by air in a plane or maybe by the sea in a yacht which can give you an alternative view on traveling and visiting different places.