Sonipat, also spelled as Sonepat, is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Haryana state of
India. It comes under the
National Capital Region and is
around 43 kilometres (27 mile) from Delhi. It is also around 214 km(128 miles) southwest of Chandigarh, the state capital.
History Of Sonipat
On 22 December 1972, Sonipat was carved out of Rohtak district of Haryana (a state of India)and made a full-fledged district.
Reference to the city comes in the epic Mahabharata, Sonipat was founded as Swarnaprastha by the five Pandava brothers. It was one of the five prasthas or towns demanded by Yudhishthira as the price of peace from Duryodhana and in lieu of the kingdom of Hastinapur. The other four villages were Panprastha (Panipat), Baghprastha (Baghpat), Tilprastha (Tilpat) and Indraprastha. Another legend ascribed it to Raja Soni, the thirteenth descendent of Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers. Khanda, Sonipat is a big village.Though both are without supporting evidence but it had been noted much earlier by the grammarian Pāṇini in his celebrated sutra-style treatise on Sanskrit grammar Ashtadhyayi. The town was therefore already in existence before 600 B.C.
SONIPAT is connected to every corner of INDIA with an immense network of RAILWAYS
SONIPAT can be reached by road from anywhere in INDIA
Nearest Airport to sonipat is IGI Airport,new delhi(for both domestic & international flights).
KHWAJA KHIZR TOMB
* AS PER 2017
And manny other local markets and malls
Festivals like Holi,Diwali,Id,Christmas,Baisakhi,
and a lot more are celebrated here with high joy & enthusiasm.
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology
O.P. Jindal Global University
Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
The Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonipat (RGEC) at Kundli is an ambitious project by Government of Haryana to develop a hub of higher education institutes. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has already taken possession of 50 acres of land offered for the extension of its Delhi campus. Many Universities have started their projects to establish their campus.
RAJIV HGANDHI EDUCATIONAL CITY
There are two HSIIDC industrial estates, one each at Sonepat city and Kundli. The development of Sonepat Industrial area in the city started in the 1950s with Atlas Cycle. Since then, many small and big industries have been established here. Sonipat has four industrial areas (Sonipat, Kundli, Rai, Bari) which contain numerous small- and medium-scale industries. Atlas, or the Birla Factory, OSRAM India (formerly part of E.C.E., but in October 1998 it was acquired by) were few large scale industries name which were in city (now they have been re-located to Rai/Kundli/bari industrial areas).
Despite recent industrial development, Haryana is primarily an agricultural state. The main crops are wheat, rice, sugarcane, cotton, oilseeds, pulses, barley, maize, millet, etc. Presently, rice and sugarcane cultivation is undertaken in the Khadar area and oilseeds, horticultural plants, vegetables and flowers, is cultivated in the upland plains of district. The main sources of irrigation are tube wells and canals. There are two main types of crops: Rabi and Kharif. The major Kharif crops of Haryana are rice, jowar, bajra, maize, cotton, jute, sugarcane, Baby corn, Sweet corn, sesame and groundnuts. For these crops the ground is prepared in April and May and the seeds are sown at the commencement of rains in June. The crops are ready for harvesting by the beginning of November. The major Rabi crops are wheat, tobacco, pulses, linseed, rapeseed and mustard. The ground is prepared by the end of October or the beginning of November and the crops are harvested by March. Dairy farming forms an essential part of the rural economy. Animal husbandry has been taken up as an integral component of diversified agriculture.
The Sports Authority of India has established the Northern Regional Center (the SAI, Ch. Devi Lal Regional Center) at Sonipat to provide world-class facilities for athletes (especially wrestlers).In July 1973 the government established the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, Sonipat to provide education facilities with extra emphasis on sports. It trains athletes in hockey, basketball, lawn tennis, horse riding, gymnastics, swimming, rifle shooting, volleyball, boxing, cricket and football.