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165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:42 pm
by Bob_H
The 22nd November is Ramnuggar Day.

Friday 22nd November marks the 165th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramnuggar. On the 22nd November 1848 on the banks of the Chenab in the Punjab, HM 14th Light Dragoons fought a savage battle in order to force the Sikhs back across the river. Colonel William Havelock led his troops not only to the edge of the river but into it, where they became almost immobile and suffered heavy losses including the loss of Colonel Havelock.

In our usual way we join together in a toast to "The Heroes of Ramnuggar" wherever in the World you are.
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Ramnuggar has constantly been referred to as "Rammnugur" and "Ramnugger". However we believe the Sergeants got it right with "Ramnuggar".

Rasool Nagar was also known as Ram Nagar before Pakistan's independence from India in 1947.
Rasool Nagar was a flourishing city and was an important commuting and trading route for many merchants. Merchants and traders brought their goods to Rasool Nagar Via the river.
There was regular ferry services to Rasool Nagar; Shops and restaurants were
established along the route that people took to ferries . However, in 1950s
and 60s Rasool Nagar faced an enormous decline in traveling along the river as Construction of Qadirabad barrage at some 6KMs in west the bridge adjoined the districts of Gujrat, Sargodha and Jhelum with districts of Gujranwala so trade route by passed Rasul Nagar, passing to Gujranwala through Alipur Chatha.
Roads were built, cities like Alipur Chatta and Wazirabad became easily
accessible. People started commuting directly to other cities and Rasool Nagar
was no longer the bustling city.Construction of bridges at Qadirabad and Wazirabad destroyed the bustling of Rasul nagar.
There are many notable shrines in Rasool Nagar.Shrine of Sayyed Sajjad Ali Shah Known locally as "Baba Ghulab Shah Motian wali sachi sarkar" holds an annual urs and carnival,thousands of people used to visit the shrine every year. Another shrine is of Pir Mulak Shah Mashhadi who is also known as " Mulak Shah Desaan Walah". Mian Saab Shrine is also located in Rasool Nagar and Mian Saab devotees are spread throughout Pakistan.Another shrine of Baba Behlol Shah is adjacent to main Bus stand.
It is important to mention that Rasool Nagar was an historical place with history extending back to reign of [[Raja Ranjeet Singh]](a Sikh emperor) and rule of British empire.In the reign of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Rasul Nagar was the summer capital of Sikh State, ruins of his summer rest house Bara dari can be still found at one KM east of Rasul nagar on bank of river near village Bara dari. A beautiful orchard surrounding the rest house have been ruined by local Arain caste people of Rasul Nagar who have occupied its land as well.grave of Sobedar Sher Shah and colonel William havlock of royal armored cavalry unit can bee seen around the bara dari, these graves are proof of Anglo-sikh war being fought here.
It is believed that Mohe Mubarik and other holly articles present in the Badshai Mosque Lahore museum were once taken from shrine of Baba Gulab Shah

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:52 am
by rick aindow
"The Heroes of Ramnuggar"

from sunny Queensland!

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:43 am
by DRAC
To the " Heroes of Ramnuggur "
Drac .

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:04 am
by PINKY
To the Heroes of Ramnuggar

From a frozen -32 in northern Alberta.

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:52 am
by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin
The Heroes of Ramnuggar
Phil

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:31 am
by Johnny Morris
The Heroes of Ramnuggar

Johnny M

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:42 am
by Sam
To the hero's of Ramnuggar

Samuel P Harrison

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:29 am
by Bill Bentley
My pot is raised and my head is bowed in recognition of "The Heroes of Ramnuggar" ... and Pinky, minus thirty f'in two in November ouch, Cheers !

Bill

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:56 am
by Shep
The Heroes of Ramnuggar

Shep

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:15 am
by Mac McNulty
"The Heroes of Ramnuggar"

Mac

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:16 am
by Bulldog
The Heroes of Ramnuggar

Dave

Re: 165th Anniversary of Ramnuggar

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:53 pm
by Les
I will be raising a glass or two with a few dozen other Hussars in Dorchester tonight.
"The Heroes of Ramnuggar" :D