Clement Town
Majra
Clement Doon
City
Clement Town
Clement Town
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Clement Town
Clement Town
Clement Town (India)
Coordinates: 30°16′01″N 78°00′25″E / 30.267°N 78.007°E / 30.267; 78.007Coordinates: 30°16′01″N 78°00′25″E / 30.267°N 78.007°E / 30.267; 78.007
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictDehradun
Government
 • BodyCantonment board
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total19,634
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
248002
Vehicle registrationUK 07
Websiteuk.gov.in
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Clement Town is a cantonment town[1] in Dehradun, Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Clement Town is seven kilometres (4.3 mi) from the clock tower in main city of Dehradun. Saharanpur and Haridwar are 65 and 54 km (40 and 34 mi) respectively. It also borders Rajaji National Park and is home to several renowned institutions. Schools such as Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy and St. Mary's are in the neighbourhood. Country singer Bobby Cash resides in Clement Town.

Geography

Clement Town is located at 30°16′01″N 78°00′25″E / 30.267°N 78.007°E / 30.267; 78.007.[2] It has an average elevation of 410 metres (1,350 ft). The climate is similar to Dehradun.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Clement Town had a population of 19,634. Males constitute 58% of the population and females 42%. Clement Town has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 92% and, female literacy is 79%. In Clement Town, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Government and politics

Clement town is a Category-II cantonment, and deemed municipality administered by a cantonment board under the Ministry of Defence.[4][5]

The municipal board consists of 14 members, of which seven are corporators elected from each ward[6] in the municipality .

Education

After the establishment of Indian Military Academy (IMA) at Dehradun in 1932, the Joint Services Wing (JSW) (National War Academy) was set up here on 15 December 1948, under the leadership of Colonel Kamta Prasad, which was renamed as National Defence Academy (NDA) on 1 January 1950, though in December 1954, the NDA was shifted to Khadakwasla near Poona.[7] Graphic Era University, St. Patrick's Academy,[8] and Army Public School are also located in Clement Town.

Places to visit

The re-established Mindroling Monastery in Clement Town
The re-established Mindroling Monastery in Clement Town

Mindrolling Monastery

A large Tibetan settlement and the World's Largest Stupa, of the re-established Mindroling Monastery from Tibet, is situated in Clement Town, which was inaugurated on 28 October 2002 and is surrounded by a 2-acre (8,100 m2) garden.[9][10] It is the highest Mindroling Monastery in the world

There is also a 103 feet (31 m) high statue of Buddha is dedicated to the Dalai Lama.[11]

Tibetan Children's Home

Inspired by the 14th Dalai Lama's TCV (Tibetan Children's Village), The Tibetan Children's Home was established in Dhondupling Tibetan Colony, Clement Town, Dehra Dun, India on 18 March 1991. TCH was originally funded by the eleven-member Board of Directors, then was bought out by Mr. Sonam Singhe in 2004. This is a not-for profit boarding school, that aids Tibetan children to get the education they need. TCH provides food, shelter, tutoring and transportation for the children living under poverty. Those that cannot afford to pay for these expenses are given grants and donations from charities such as Parimita Charitable Trust, the Tibetan Homes Foundation, the Tibetan Children's Fund, the Chenrezig Fund, the Social Justice Fund of the First Unitarian Society of Madison, and Lake Side Church. In 1992, the 14th Dalai Lama visited TCH and gave it his blessing and support. He praised the initiative for the work that has been done and presented TCH with a notable gift to help develop the facilities.

References

  1. ^ "Dehradun (District, Uttarakhand, India) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Clement Town
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Cantonment Board Clement Town".
  5. ^ "Directorate General Defence Estates".
  6. ^ "Ward Members – Cantonment Board, Clement Town" (in American English). Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  7. ^ History Archived 3 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Mindroling Monastery website
  10. ^ "The World's Largest stupa in Clement Town". Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2006.
  11. ^ Dehradun Local Attractions Archived 31 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine