It is situated on NH-10, near Bahadurgarh. Sankhol is just 5 kilometres away from Delhi border. Many industrial units and residential sectors have come up in its proximity. Being situated at the prime location, the land prices around this village are very high.
In Samwat 1672 (i.e. On 5TH NOVEMBER 1615 ; on Guru Nanak Jayanti ) Kartika month on Thursday Purnima Ch. SUKHLA RATHI RATHI established the village SANKHOL along with people from 7 different cast.
Ch. Sukhla Rathi was a Kshatriya originally from Tungdesh (now Prabhas Patan, Somnath, Gujrat) and moved to Sankhol in search for a better place for prosperity while halting at Hastinapur, Tamargarh, Delhi (Mehrauli), Gopalgarh, Hariyapur, Kasar, Parnala, Sarfabad (now Bahadurgarh) and finally at Sankhol.
The village was internally divided into three Pannas by the three brothers of 6-7 generation becoming the head of each Panna i.e. Bhortha, Gullar and Baggri.
As of 2001 India census, Sankhol had a population of 5178. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sankhol has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 60%. In Sankhol, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- Brigadier Hoshiar Singh Rathee
Brigadier Hoshiar Singh IOM, IDSM, Croix De Guerre [French Decoration] was the commander of the Indian 62 Brigade stationed at Sela Pass. Brigadier Singh was killed in action, along with a few Indian troops during the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Brigadier Hoshiar Singh was commended for his bravery in the war. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, along with Pratap Singh Kairon, the then Chief Minister of Punjab, had visited this village personally to pay homage to the late Brigadier.
Hoshiar Singh Rathee
|Born||Village Sankhol, Bahadurgarh, Haryana|
|Battles/wars||1962 Sino-Indian War|
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter III (Page 309)
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