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NAVAL SERVICE SELECTION CENTRE- BANGALORE, SSB BANGALORE (SSB BENGALURU)


History

Selection Centre South, Bangalore was raised in 1949.

It has three Services Selection Boards namely:

12 SSB

17 SSB

24 SSB

The selection center has army and naval boards.

17 & 24 are army boards.

24 is naval board.

It is headed by a Major General who is also the President of 17 SSB.

NOTE:

The selection center is also famous as it having older BRITISH ACCOMMODATIONS which is very fascinating due to its design and interiors.



History of the city

Bangalore got its name from the words "Bendha KaaLu” (which means boiled beans in the local language Kannada).

BendhakaaLooru later came to be known as BengaLooru in Kannada and Bangalore in English.

"BengaLooru" exists within the city limits in Kodigehalli area and is called as "HalebengaLooru" or "Old Bangalore."

In the year 1638, Shahajirao Bhonsle, father of Shivaji, captured the city. In 1687, Aurangzeb's army captured Bangalore and sold it to the Wodeyars for a paltry sum of Rs. 300,000.

The Wodeyars then built the famous Lal Bagh in 1759, one of Bangalore's most beautifully laid out gardens.

In the same year, Hyder Ali received Bangalore as a jagir from Krishnaraja Wodeyar II.

When Tipu Sultan died in the 4th Mysore war in 1799, the British gave the kingdom, including Bangalore, to Krishnaraja Wodeyar III but the British resident stayed in Bangalore.

In 1831, alleging misrule by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, the British took over the administration of the Mysore Kingdom.

Under the British influence, Bangalore bloomed with modern facilities like the railways, telegraph, postal and police departments.

The first train was flagged out of the city in 1859 and five years later in 1864, the lovely Cubbon Park was built by Sankey.

The 20th century saw the arrival of the first motorcar in the city. In 1881, the British returned the city to the Wodeyars.

Dewans like Sir Mirza Ismail and Sir M Visveswaraya were the pioneers to help Bangalore attain its modern outlook.

Ø From then on, the city has grown in magnitudes, emerging into what you see and know of today. Bangalore is India's fifth largest and the fastest growing city in Asia.



Facts about Bangalore

Bengaluru invented the Rava Idli.

It was the first city to receive electricity.

Most number of nominees for the Nobel Prize.

It has the greatest number of engineering colleges.

Malgudi Days was inspired by the city.

It has the oldest army regiments in India.

It is home to the highest number of pubs in Asia.

It is also the Biotech capital.

It has the most places of worship.

There are 25 lakes in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru’s airport was the most unique in the world.

It is the Start-up capital of the country.

It has the longest bus route in India.

Bengaluru became the ‘Garden City of India’ in 1927.

Reporting & Connectivity for Bangalore

Address-Cubbon Road, Bangalore – 560042

Fax – 080-25587883/25594954

Phone – 080-25591075 Ext 6804, 9916322971/9480948061

E-Mail – bloressb@rediffmail.com

Reporting Point – Bangalore City Railway Station.

Connectivity for Bangalore

Rail – Bangalore railway station

Airport – Bengaluru International Airport

Road – Majestic Bus stand, also connected via Pune and Mysore bus services.

Places of interest

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium- It was founded by the Bangalore City Corporation in 1989. Since 1992, it is managed by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). On the premises there are the Science Centre and a Science Park.

Visveswaraya Museum - Around 1960 prominent industrialists acted on an idea of setting up an industrial museum & Visveswaraya Industrial Museum society was formed. Building of about 40,000 sq. ft. area was built in Cubbon park with the financial support of industrialists, State & Government of India.

Vidhana Soudha - This splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon park, is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat. It took four years of work by 5,000 labourers and 1,500 craftsmen to finish this magnificent structure in 1956.

Lal Bagh - Lal Bagh is a 240-acre (971,000 sq. Metre - almost 1 km².) garden and is located in south Bangalore. It holds a number of flower shows, especially on the Republic Day (26 January). The garden has over 1,000 species of flora. The garden also has trees that are over 100 years old.

Cubbon Par- It is a landmark 'lung' area of the Bangalore city, located (12.97°N 77.6°E) within the heart of city in the Central Administrative Area.

Jumma Masjid- It is probably the oldest mosque in the city. It is an imposing structure with tall ornamented granite pillars adorning the elevated prayer hall.

St Mary’s Church - Established by a French missionary Abbe Dubois in 1811, St. Mary’s church is the only church in Karnataka state to be elevated to the status of a minor Basilica.

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