Thursday, February 28, 2013

A little about The Comilla Club



Hello Readers,
In this post I am going to tell you a little about The Comilla Club. The Comilla Club is a silent witness to history in its course of pride. Most information’s in this post has been taken from the official web portal of The Comilla Club. So, you are requested to visit their portal for more details.

A little history:
This Club had witnessed the hustle and footsteps of many elegant persons of the history, who made their way into the course of ages. Many illustrious persons known in the country and in the subcontinent had been member of this club. Giving their names would make this price longer.

According to whispers the then prince of Agortala, Nobodwip Bahadur uncle of the then Moharaja of Agortala and Jaminder of Chakla Roshnabad Estate, Birchandra Manikya Bahadur along with some local elites and British citizens in their joint effects in 1917 AD established Tipperah Club with a tennis court. In the initial days of club a member of the Maharaj family noted Singer S.D. Bormon had his membership in the Club and regularly played tennis.

The Comilla Club had been the notable place for amusement to the members of the Agortola Moharaj clan. As per information in 1922 two members of the Chortha Nowab Bari, Ehtesham Haider and Osman Haider donated a billiards table to the club which later underwent renovation and the present one has been collected. The 2nd World War had come to spoil the normal journey of the club. British Military Authority had set up their office at The Club dorms and premiers. This unwanted situation continued till the end of the World War.

Although the eight part C.I. sheet tinted roof club house could not attract people but the liveliness of tennis and Billiards table had been of great attraction of that days. There had been manual latrine and very simple other arrangements on the one hand but on the other the atmosphere during that days in the club was full of sincere fun fare. Until 1950 members were only a few dozens. Among them the members of young blood were much fewer. With the rise of membership in number there who were much younger ones started to bring about changes. The 60s can be called an initial era of changes for the Club.

Flood Lights were set in the tennis lawn in 1966. During that time playing tennis in flood light was out of imagination. The single floor guest house with modern latrine and toilet was constructed in 60s. It had been one of the notable progresses. One of the notable changes which the club underwent included the changing of the name to The Comilla Club from Tipperah Club. Through a unanimous decision taken by an extended general meeting held on 15th September 1963. Other epoch making activities of the club included present day’s successful arrangements of Comilla district based and divisional tennis competition.

The club experienced additions of new dimensions in 70s. Which included introduction of Annual Ali Nowab Billiards tournament and Lions tennis tournament, separate room and TV room were also set-up in 70s. The two stored guest house was built in between late 70s and early 80s. Internal expansion work and introduction of four post in place of two, eight posts and renovation work of tennis court continued up till eighties. The eighties rest notable events included successful holding of National Billiards Tournament.

Due to want of sufficient fund it had not been possible to take in to the construction of the new club building until 80s. But in late eighties process were initiated to collect fund for building work. It took some time to reach into an agreement with the Town hall authority. It is righteous to mention that the land of club belongs to town hall. It is the most notable event to have constructed the new building of the club after an agreement with Town hall authority.

In the front page of the web portal they gave download links of the application form for Student scholarship declare for Comilla Club member's family. And another link providing details about The 2nd National 6 Red Snooker Championship 2011 in Comilla.

You can visit the web portal of The Comilla Club or contact them to know more details.

Thanks.


read other related posts:
Educational Institutions in Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila
Dhaka to Comilla and Comilla to Dhaka

Comilla Victoria Govt College

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Comilla Victoria Government College - CVGC



Hello Readers,
How are you? After a little break I am back again !
Sorry, I was unable to continue my regular posting in my blogs in last few days.

In this post I will give a little information’s about Comilla Victoria Government College. I was an x-student of this famous College which has been established in the year 1899, in Comilla City during the period of British Government. Below are a little history about the College, most info has been taken from official web portal of Comilla Victoria College. If you want to know more details about CVGC, you are requested to click on the provided link.

A little history about CVGC:
In the expansion of education, the Comilla Victoria Government College is a legend of this age in Bangladesh. The institution is one of the most famous and oldest institutions of undivided India during the British period. As soon as one enters through the main gate of the Higher Secondary Section he can meet the marble figure of Roy Bahadur Ananda Chandra Roy, the dedicator of this renowned institution.



Following word are engraved at the bottom of the sculpture :
"In loving memory of Roy Bahadur Ananda Chandra Roy who founded Comilla Victoria College in 1899"
Roy Bahadur Anandra Chandra Roy, a Landlord of the British Period, had established the college on 24 September in 1899. Queen Victoria was the Empress of India from 1876 to 1901. At that time, the district Comilla was also under the rule of the empire hence the college was named as “Comilla Victoria College.” Since the inception of establishment Comilla Victoria College has gone through various changes and developments and has formed finally into a government educational institution of higher secondary under graduate and Post graduate level. It is under the direct supervision of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education under the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh Government.

First Principal of CVGC:
Sattendranath Boshu was the first principal of the college. He was the headmaster of former Comilla Victoria School. He remained the principal of the college till his death. He was a scholar as well as a researcher of literature. He was also a professor of English and was awarded Rabindranath Prize for his outstanding contribution to literature.

Before the division of Indian sub-continent Comilla Victoria Govt. College was one of the best affiliated college of the Calcutta University. The administration of this college came under the authority of Dhaka University after the division of 1947.
  • The college opened E.A Standard (First Arts – First year) at the very beginning.
  • I.A Standard was started within a short period.
  • I.Sc. standard was approved in 1924.
  • There were Honors’ courses an English, Mathematics, Sanskrit, Politics, Economics and Arabic from 1925 till the beginning of 1947.
  • In 1942 the B.S.C course was first introduced in this college.
  • B.com course was started in 1956-57 session.
  • In 1962-63 the college became divided into two sections.
The degree section was established at a pleasant area named Dharmapur about 3 km west from the main college campus or the Higher Secondary Section of the Ranir Digihir Par, adjacent to Kandirpar, which is the heart of Comilla City.
  • With the approval of Dhaka University the Honors’ courses on Bengali and Economics were started after a year in 1963-64 session.
  • After liberation in 1971-72 session Honours courses on five more subjects were introduced in this college in 1971-72, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting and Management.
  • Masters first part on Bengali and Economics was opened in 1973-74 session.
  • There has been ICMA course since 1982.
  • There was a night shift in this college from 1958 to 1968.
  • On May, 1968 Comilla Victoria College became nationalized through an act between the college authority and the then provincial Government.
  • In 1984-85 the Masters 1st part on Economics, Chemistry, Accounting and Management were introduced in Victoria Govt. College.
  • In 1992 Honours courses on 9 more subjects were introduced in this institution.
  • Now there are honours on 18 subjects and masters first and final part are running. Thus the long cherished dream comes true.
The institution is not only importing education but also has influenced largely the educational, moral, social, cultural and political environment of the vast area of Comilla for more than hundreds of years. In every sector of literature, history and culture and in expansion of learning and knowledge the contribution of Comilla Victoria College is praise worthy. Simultaneously the institution had an active role in every revolution in the political history of Bangladesh.

This century old distinguished institution participated in the language movement of the East Pakistan in 1952, in mass movement in 1969 and in the liberation war in 1971 and created its own history successfully. Many students of Victoria College sacrificed their lives and became martyred for their country. Many famous poets, authors, educationalists, artists, journalists, politicians, engineers and doctors etc has completed their education in this institution.

In 21 February 1926 Nobel laurite Robindronath Tagore visited the college and glorified it by his presence. The national poet of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam composed many of his poems sitting by the side of soroshi at the college premises. Sitting by the side of Soroshi Kazi Nazrul Islam, our national poet composed many of his famous poems at the college premises. Many learned and worthy men of letters were the Principal of this college. In October 1983 the old Victorians Organization was formed by the former students of this college. They built “Sadhinota Soudh” the white marble memorial on the west side of Rani Dighi in memory of martyr of 1971.

The Higher Secondary section and the Degree Section are located in two different campus but they are controlled/directed by a single administration. For more info you are requested to visit the Web Portal.
Thanks a lot for reading this post.

read other related posts:
Educational Institutions in Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila
Dhaka to Comilla and Comilla to Dhaka

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Collection of Pics - 2


Hello Viewers,
I born in this district and I've got my own Love and Passion about my own birth place. I am sharing some pics of various places I traveled in Comilla district (almost all shots were taken using Nokia-E72).

You can take a look, and give a little try to find your own memory, like me ! And your valuable comments are most welcome !





























What do you think ? 
Can you remember anything from your own memory ?
Thanks.

other photo posts in this blog:
Collection of Pics - 1
Collection of Pics - 3 (FUN)

Collection of Pics - 4
Collection of Pics - 5

Collection of Pics - 6 (Skyscrapers)
Collection of Pics - 7 (FUN)
Collection of Pics - 8 (Dhaka Skyline)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dhaka to Comilla and Comilla to Dhaka


Hello Readers,
How are you ?

This post will tell you about various passenger communication services (Bus, Train) from Dhaka to Comilla and Comilla to Dhaka. The official distance from Dhaka GPO to Comilla GPO is 97 Kilometers. Bus services starts from various parts in comilla town, such as, Shashon Gasa, Jangalia Bus Stand, Paduar Bazar, Comilla Cantonment etc. And from Dhaka, buses are specially starts from Sayadabad, Kamalapur etc. The standard journey time is around two hours between the two cities.

During the year 1996 / 1997 when I was a student of Comilla Victoria College, there was various bus services from Dhaka-Comilla. Some of these was Asha, Peoples, Prime, Daewoo, Tisha and K-Ali etc. K-Ali was an old and famous bus service from Dhaka-Comilla or Comilla-Dhaka, the meaning of K Ali is Karam Ali (one of my school teacher told me about that !).

There are total 16 Upazila in Comilla district. Almost from every upazila's has direct Bus service to the capital of Bangladesh. Later in my other posts I will give a little description about all the upazila's / thana's communication services. So, communication services from Comilla City to Dhaka city is the main topic of this post.



Readers,
As on February 2013, The standard fare for AC service is between 200 to 220 BD Taka and for Non AC services is between 120 to 170 taka. Since the fare is changing regularly by the changing of oil / gas prices! I used to travel a lot between Dhaka and Comilla by both the bus and the train services. 

BRTC Bus Service (AC):
Comilla stand: BRTC Bus Depot, Station Road, Comilla
Contact: 081-61988, 01759-953154

Comilla Cantonment: 019-17428600, 018-26515499

Dhaka stand: BRTC Bus Depot, Kamalapur, Motijheel, Dhaka
Contact: 017-70493775




Tisha Exclusive Bus Service (Non AC):
Comilla stand: Shashon Gasa Bus-stand
Contact: 019-48617154, 017-11232324, 017-11245255

Dhaka stand: 5th Lane, Saydabad Bus-stand, Dhaka
Contact: 019-14312083, 017-31217322



Asia Line / Asia Air Con Bus Service (AC and Non AC):
Comilla stand: Shashon Gasa Bus-stand
Contact: 081-72642, 017-16359563

Dhaka stand: Saydabad Bus-stand
Contact: 017-16359563





Upakul Travels (Royale / Platinum) AC Bus Service:
Comilla stand: Jangalia Bus-stand (near Thomsom Bridge), Comilla
Contact: 019-81002931, 019-81002934

Paduar Bazar, Comilla: 019-81002939

Comilla Cantonment: 019-81002940

Dhaka stand: Kamalapur (near BRTC Bus Depot, Dhaka)
Contact: 019-81002932, 019-81002942





Prime, Prince, Cordova and lots of other Bus services for Dhaka to Comilla:
Comilla stand: Comilla Highway (Bishwaroad, Paduar Bazar)
Dhaka stand: Saydabad Bus-stand




You can also travel (Dhaka - Comilla) via various mail and express Trains of Bangladesh Railway. For more info about various train / rail services please visit the web portal of Bangladesh Railway.




Thanks a lot for reading this post.

read other related posts:
Comilla Victoria Govt. College - CVGC
Educational Institutions in Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila
The Sky of the Comilla City is Changing
The Growing Skyline of Comilla City - Part 2
Collection of Pics - 1
Dhaka to Comilla Bus Pics - Part 1
Dhaka to Comilla by Bus (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Collection of Pics - 1

Hello Viewers,
I born in this district and I've got my own Love and Passion about my own birth place. I am sharing some pics of various places I traveled in Comilla district (almost all shots were taken using Nokia-E72).

You can take a look, and give a little try to find your own memory, like me ! And your valuable comments are most welcome !





























What do you think ? 
Can you remember anything from your own memory ?
Thanks.

other photo posts in this blog:
Collection of Pics - 2
Collection of Pics - 3 (FUN)
Collection of Pics - 4
Collection of Pics - 5
Collection of Pics - 6 (Skyscrapers)
Collection of Pics - 7 (FUN)
Collection of Pics - 8 (Dhaka Skyline)