Arcot (State Assembly Constituency)
Arcot is a constituency in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly, that includes the city, Arcot. It is part of the Arakkonam (Lok Sabha constituency).
AIADMKCandidate for Arcot Assembly Election 2016 – Mr. Ramadoss
Legislative assembly election results
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History of Vellore District
Vellore had the previlege of being the seat of the Pallava, Chola, Nayak, Maratha, Arcot Nawabs and Bijapur Sultan Kindoms. It was described as the best and the strongest fortress in the Carnatic War in the 17th Century. It was witnessed the massacre of European soldier during the mutiny of 1806. Vellore district lies between 12° 15’ to 13° 15’ North latitudes and 78° 20’ to 79° 50’ East longitudes in Tamilnadu State.
Vellore is the Head-Quarters of Vellore District and is well connected by Rail and bus routes to major towns of the neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. The history of the District assumes a great significance and relevance, as we unfold the glorious past.
One of the monuments of Vellore is the Fort. This Fort is one of the most perfect speciments of Military architecture in South India. The Jalakandeswarar Temple inside the Fort is a very fine example of Vijayanagar architecture. The Kalyanamantap on the left of the entrance, with intricate carvings and delicacy of execution bears testimony to the engineering marvel and advanced state of sculpture of the times.
The outstanding performance of this district in contributing to the Military service is commendable, as more and more men have enlisted themselves to the Military service, to serve the national indomitable spirit and courage. The clock tower in the long bazaar, Vellore was built in 1928 A.D.. A stone inscription in the building reads “VELLORE – FROM THIS VILLAGE 277 MEN WENT TO THE GREAT WAR 1914-18, OF THEM 14 GAVE UP THEIR LIVES” . This is a recorded testimony to the Vellore and Military prowess of men of this area.
Vellore is the base of two of India’s top ten educational institutions, Christian Medical College & Hospital and VIT University. It is also a major center for medical tourism in India. Vellore region is the top exporter of finished leather goods in the country.
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