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268-year-old village celebrates birthday

delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2010 23:32 IST
268-year-old village

Closeted between posh bungalows and popular markets in the southern flank of New Delhi, 'Kalka Garhi' a tiny village with almost one lakh population celebrated 268 years of its creation on Sunday.

Located between East of Kailash and the ISKCON temple, the village dates back its settlement to April 18 in 1742.

“According to the Hindu calendar, the village came into existence on this day. We celebrate this day in order to keep alive the importance of villages in the country and instill a sense of tradition in the younger generation," a resident of the area and corporator from Sriniwaspuri, Dharamvir Singh, said.

The English calendar dates to year 1742, he said, adding, the village is part of history as its members participated in the Independence struggle.

The village, which has around 20,000 households with a good number of Gujjar families organised a havan, a plantation drive and a bhandara for a host of invitees including MP from the area Ajay Maken and the local MLA.