Sohawa

Sohawa                                                  

Sohawa is one of the major towns of District Mandi Bahauddin. It is situated on the Phalia Road, almost 3 Kilometers out of the city of City Mandi Bahauddin. It basically consists of three villages Sohawa Bolani, Sohawa Jamlani and Sohawa Dilloana and is divided into two Union Councils, Sohawa Bolani & Sohawa Dilloana. The main caste in Sohawas is Jatt Gondal followed by other Muhajar Jatts and Gujjars. It was believed to be founded by a Gondal elder sometimes after 13th century and has now evolved into a major town of the District and has increased manifold in importance after it was decided to build the new District Complex here.

It has a Govt. high school on the famous King Road which was established by English in 1874 as a Primary School and was promoted to a High School in 1984. This school has won many District Kabbadi and Cricket Championships.  It now boasts many private schools like Lasani Model High School etc. and literacy rate is improving by leaps and bounds.

Main source of income of people is agriculture followed by foreign remittances sent by people who are working in EU, USA and Middle Eastern countries and number in thousands. Italy is believed to be country with highest number of immigrants from Sohawas.

A handful of the people are also serving in civil service with Muhammad Akram Ashraf Gondal being at top as Director Excise and Taxation in Govt. of Punjab. Some other prominent civil servants include Muhammad Amin, Shamsher Ahmad Gondal and Captain Shakeel Ahmad etc. Choudhary Sardar Khan Zaildar was one of the most famous personalities of the village after independence. He was known for his philanthropist activities throughout the area. Some other famous personalities include local politician and twice former Chairman Union Council Sohawa Bolani Sikandar Hayat Gondal, a disable person who has never lost an election in his political career. Then there is Zahoor Ahmad Gondal, a lawyer and current Chairman of Union Council Sohawa Bolani.

Main Crops

  • Wheat
  • Rice

Nearest Villages

This village is about 2 km from city Mandi-Bahauddin.

Main castes

  • Gondal
  • Gujjar
  • Mouajjar

Social Personalities of the Village:

1. Choudhary Sardar Khan Zaildar

2. Sikandar Hayat Gondal

3. Zahoor Ahmad Gondal Adovate and Chairman of Union Council Sohawa Bolani

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Highly Qualified Personalities of the Village:

1. Muhammad Akram Ashraf Director Excise and Taxation in Govt. of Punjab

2. Muhammad Amin

3. Shamsher Ahmad Gondal

4. Captain Shakeel Ahmad

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Sport and Free time activities:

1. Kabadi (very famous)

2. Cricket

3. Volley Ball