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Resubelpara popularly known as Resu, is the headquarters of North Garo Hills District in the state of Meghalaya in India. This town is situated alongside the Damring River.

Resubelpara

Resu
City
Resubelpara is located in Meghalaya
Resubelpara
Resubelpara
Location in Meghalaya, India
Resubelpara is located in India
Resubelpara
Resubelpara
Resubelpara (India)
Coordinates: 25°53′40″N 90°35′59″E / 25.8943300°N 90.5997800°E / 25.8943300; 90.5997800Coordinates: 25°53′40″N 90°35′59″E / 25.8943300°N 90.5997800°E / 25.8943300; 90.5997800
Country India
StateMeghalaya
DistrictNorth Garo Hills
Government
 • BodyResubelpara Municipal Board
Population
 (2001)
 • Total17,652
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
794108
Telephone code913659
Vehicle registrationML - 13

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HistoryEdit

Resubelpara Administrative Unit was upgraded to a full·fledged Civil Sub-Division with effect from 30 April 1982 under Government Notification No HPL 539/81/11 dated 22 April 1982.

DemographicsEdit

 
Young Garo girls in traditional dress before the start of a festival in Resubelpara in 2016

As of 2001 India census,[1] Resubelpara. had a population of 17,652. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Resubelpara. has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 66%. In Resubelpara., 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

TransportEdit

The nearest airport is at Guwahati and the nearest railway station is Mendipathar within Resubelpara Municipal Board Jurisdiction.

Places of interestEdit

  • Hot Spring, Bakra
  • Joldang Wari Lake
  • Rangdokram
  • Shiv Susu (Lingam), Nokat
  • Rangjokram Lake
  • Dap
  • Damring Beach, Dekachang

Schools and CollegesEdit

Schools

  • Montfort Higher Secondary School, Jonglapara
  • Paschal Secondary School, Rong·dipìng,
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Mepan A·bri
  • Vineyard school, Nangaburi
  • Government Girls' Higher Secondary School, Medical Colony, Nangaburi
  • Resubelpara Government Boy's School.
  • Dilma A'pal Secondary School,Dilma A'pal
  • St. Thomas Higher Secondary School,Mendipathar, Resubelpara
  • IL&FS Skills School, Dilma Apal, Resubelpara

Colleges

  • Union College, Boda Apal, Resubelpara
  • Mendipathar College, Mendipathar, Resubelpara

Professional Training Centres

  • DIET, Nangaburi, Resubelpara
  • ITI (Industrial Training Institute), Darampara, Resubelpara

PeopleEdit

Mainly inhabited by the Garos and the Rabhas.

LocalitiesEdit

  • Songma.
  • Rong·dipìng.
  • Dekachang.
  • Nangaburi.
  • DC Colony.
  • Medical Colony.
  • Mepan A·bri.
  • Chibagok.
  • Jongla.
  • Rongpetchi.
  • Daram.
  • Bakra(Hot Spring)
  • BJN.
  • Rebagre.
  • Bolsaldam.
  • Haluapara(hot spring)
  • Babukona

FestivalsEdit

Awe Winter Festival This festival is celebrated in Resubelpara on the month of December and is organised by the District Administration North Garo Hills.

Millennium Festival This festival is celebrated in Resubelpara on the month of December. Number of competitions like Dancing, Rock Concert, Games, Fashion Show are organised here.

Wangala Wangala (also known as Hundred Drums, Wanna, Wanna rongchuwa) is the greatest Harvesting Festival among other festivals of Garos, who live in Meghalaya, India and Greater Mymensingh in Bangladesh. They give thanks to God and Goddess, called Misi Saljong, known as "Pattigipa Ra’rongipa" (Sun-God), for blessing the human beings with rich harvest of the season.

Wangala is celebrated two or three days or one week gathering two or three villages, though recently it has been celebrated for one day in metropolitan areas. "Rugala" and "Sasat Sowa" are celebrated on the first day. This is performed inside the house of the Nokma or Chief of the village. "Dama Gogata" is celebrated on the last day.

During Wangala, people young and old dress in their colourful (Dokmanda, Doksari, gando) with feathered headgear (do’mi) and dance to the tune of music played on long, oval-shaped drums (Dama).

"Katta Dokka" (talking in a singing style), "Ajea", Dani Dokka (describing Wangala by singing), Chambil Mesa or Pomelo Dance, etc. are performed during these days.

Wangala is celebrated in the months from September to December.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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