Hapur Culture:- Hapur is one of the important industrial & popular towns in the Northern part of India. It is traditionally known for handloom works, the scissors industry & sports accessories. This city belongs to part of Hastinapur, as the protagonists of the Hindu Epic of Mahabharata. Hapur was one of the prominent cities in the North India zone wherein publishing was set up during the 19th century. Hapur is an important hub of commercial publishing houses between the year 1860& 1870.
Hapur belongs to a vast agricultural area & 3500 hectares of industrial land and proximity to Delhi is developing as the industrial hub along with more than eight hundred mini and medium scale of industries. As of August 2020, Hapur has about 30,000 plus industrial units, including more than 20,000 small-scale units and more than 6000cottage industries.
Recently Central and state governments identified Hapur as a development of IT Hub in the NCR Region.
Religions, Languages & Festival
Diwali, Eid, Holi, Dussehra, among most traditional Indian festivals are the pride of Hapur. A fair by the name of Nauchandi Mela is organized two weeks after Holi every year. The fair calibration for about a month and is organized by the Municipal Corporation of Hapur. Nauchandi Fair started in 1672 & it includes events such as poetry recitations in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, etc.
Hapur is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Hapur Diocese by the Apostolic Bull “Quandoquidem Christus” of February 20, 1956, including districts of Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Garhwal, Ghaziabad, Haridwar, Rampur, Bijnor, Chamoli, Dehra Dun Saharanpur, Tehri, and Uttarkashi in west U.P & Uttarakhand.
The official business language of Hapur is in English, Hindi or Urdu. And the KHARIBOLI language of the Hindustani language is the dominant language for conversation with local people.