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.
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