Pargat Singh is a hockey player-turned-politician and belongs to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. He is a former Indian hockey player and his playing position was of full back. He was considered as one of the world’s best defenders. He captained Indian men’s hockey team at 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He was working with Punjab Police before taking a plunge into politics. He was born on 05-03-1965 at Mithapur, district Jalandhar. Name of his father is S. Gurdev Singh.
Jalandhar Cantonment is a cantonment town in Jalandhar district. It is one of the oldest cantonments in India, the construction of which was started in 1848 after the first Anglo-Sikh War, when the British settled in Northern India. The original scope of this cantonment was limited to troops to quell disturbances from adjoining states for the maintenance of peace and order. In 1920, the cantonment was the scene of mutiny by Irish soldiers, who took down the Union Flag and replaced it by the flag of the Irish Republic, proclaimed at the time in Dublin.
Map of Jalandhar Cantt.