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Welcome to Government College Ropar

Government College Ropar, one of the premier institutions of modern Punjab, is the legacy of pre-partition days. Late S. Baldev Singh, the first defence minister of free India deserves special mention. He was the man whose vision and personality ultimately led to the establishment of this college on 6th June 1945. The foundation stone of the main block of the college was laid in 1949 & the main building was completed in 1951. Later, two more buildings, one for the Geography deptt. and other for the Physical Education department were constructed. The college also has spacious library block, an auditorium, an open-air theater vast play ground and a boys’ hostel , apart from principal’s and Hostel Supdt.’s residence, lecture theaters, laboratories, class rooms and well-maintained lawns. This institute serves the needs of a large number of pupils from nearby villages and small towns. The college is affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala and offers graduate as well as Post-graduate level courses.

Shri Bawa Balwant Singh was the founder Principal of this college followed by the galaxy of great personalities like Sarvshri Ugar Sen, Mohan Lai Sethi, K.L. Malhotra, A.N. Kapoor, P.C. Joshi, Gursewek Singh, S.K. Malhotra, O.P. Sharma, Prem Sagar Shastri, B.K. Bhalla, D.D. Aggarwal, Sarwan Singh, Narinder Singh, J.S. Sibia, Miss. Beant Kaur Grewal, Hardial Singh, Dr.Vidwan Singh Soni, Dr.Tarsem Dhariwal, Dr. S.K. Bhathal, Mrs. Harbans Kaur Rai, Mrs. Prema Saini, Mrs. Paramjit Kaur Pasricha, Dr. Reetinder Mohan Kohli, Mrs. Roma Dosanjh, Dr. Sneh Lata Badhwar, Dr. Sant Surinder Pal Singh, Dr. jaswinder Singh, Dr. Jaswinder Kaur, Mrs. Gurpreet kaur and Now S. Jatinder singh. These great academicians brought laurels to the college and its activities. At present it is one of the revered institutions of the state.

The town Ropar is situated in the foot hills of Shiwalik range and is a place of great archaeological importance and ancient civilization that existed about 5000 years ago. The articles found from the mound near Government College Ropar prove this fact. The excavation conducted here indicates that the first civilised folk settled here were “Harappans”. During medieval period of history invaders from North-West followed this route. On return journey Amir Timur marched through this tract of land. Great Sikh Warrior Banda Bahadur on his way crossed Satluj near Ropar. This land is also blessed by the great Sikh Gurus. The major parts of surrounding areas were visited by tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh who fought many battles in this region. Ropar contributed to 1857 mutiny also. The treasurer of Ghaddar Party Pt. Kanshi Ram belongs to this region. Freedom Fighter Lala Lajpat Rai spend his childhood at Ropar, where his father Sh. Radha Krishan was working as a primary teacher. Ropar was made district Headquarter with the reorganisation of Punjab on Nov. 1966.

At present Ropar is a developed city in the vicinity of Chandigarh, Bhakra Dam, Thermal Plant, National Fertilizers, Chemical and Industrial belts of Mohali and Distt. Nawanshahar.

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