Derabassi is a city and a Municipal Council in Mohali District in the state of Punjab, India. Zirakpur comes under Tehsil Derabassi. Derabassi located on NH-22 just 15 KM from Chandigarh, 22 KM from Ambala and 10 KM from Panchkula. Derabassi has its 10 KM Periphery consist of near about 152 village. Lalru, Dappar, Mubarikpur, Haibatpur, Sundran, Haripur Hinduan, Kuranwala, Rampur sainian, Dandrala, Mukandpur, Joulakalan, Malakpur, Kheri Gujjaran, Dhanoni, Mahamadpur, Amlala, Chandiala, Bhankarpur, Karkour, Barouli, Pragpur, Issapur, Fatehpur Behra, Dhakouli, Baltana, Nagla Gazipur, Singhpura, Saidpura etc.
As of the 2001 India census of urban area of Derabassi had a population of 15690. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Derabassi has an average literacy rate of 76%, higer then the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 80%, female literacy 72%. In Derabassi 13% of the population is under 6 year of age.
But about the surrounding periphery of Derabassi is rural area which has lack of literacy. And that’s by the problem of drugs abuse among the youth has assumed the great significance and heightened concern. There may be various reasons for a youth to take to drug abuse. Therefore awareness creations or preventive education programme for youth is an imperative. But is more important is that the leisure time activities of both student and non-student. Youth are so organized that they provide for healthy recreations and constructive work habits. Games and sports are the parcel of education. Games and sports are very essential for the development of there body. They promote health. It is true that there is a sound mind in a sound body. Weaklings do not survive. Games teach discipline. Games teach patience. Those who excel, represent India in the Asian, Common Wealth and Olympic games. They get good jobs. In addition to winning name and fame for themselves, they bring honour to there motherland.