DSC RESULTS 2014, WEST JAINTIA HILLS,JOWAI ONLINE POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIPS
                   West Jaintia Hills District is one of the 11 (eleven) districts of the state of Meghalaya. With the bifurcation of the erstwhile Jaintia Hills District into East and West Jaintia Hills District, West Jaintia Hills District came into existence on 31st July 2012 with its Head Quarter at Jowai. Jowai is the host of all the heads of important governmental offices and establishments, educational institutions, hospitals, banking institutions, etc. 

The total area of the district is 1693 Sq.kms. The district comprises of 1(one) Civil Sub-Division Viz. Amlarem Civil Sub-Division and 3(three) Community and Rural Development Blocks viz. Amlarem C&RD Block, Laskein C&RD Block and Thadlaskein C&RD Block with the following  boundaries:-

North            Assam

South  -           Bangladesh and East Jaintia Hills District

East     -           Assam

West             East Khasi Hills District

The district has a total population of 2,70,352, of which  1,34,406 are males and  1,35,946 are females. The density of Population is 159.69 per sq. km.

 

Festivals:         Behdeinkhlam: It is held annually in the month of July at jowai Town and Tuber Village.

Chad Sukra: This festival of dances is held annually in Jowai and many villages of Jaintia Hills, for a day in the month of April/May before the sowing season

Durga Puja is Celebrated in Nartiang village once a year in the month of September and October.  

Discover Jaintia , a Tourism Festival is also celebrated every year.


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