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VICTORIA MEMORIAL CLUB (NOW SADUL CLUB) IN ITS PRISTINE GLORY IN 1902

TO COMMEMORATE THE MEMORY OF QUEEN VICTORIA, THE EMPRESS OF INDIA, WHO DIED IN 1901 A.D. MAHARAJA SIR GANGA SINGH JI BHADUR OF BIKANER ESTABLISHED A CLUB IN BIKANER IN 1902 AD. TO PROVIDE SPORTING ENTERTAINMENT OF THE GENTRY OF BIKANER AND NAMED IT VICTORIA MEMORIAL CLUB. THE ARCHITECT OF THE CLUB WAS COLONEL SIR SWINTON JOCOB, WHO ALSO BUILT THE LALLGARH PALACE. THE FUNDS OF THE CLUB WERE RAISED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTIONS AND 500 ACRES OF LAND WAS PROVIDED BY THE STATE. THE CLUB PROVIDED TWO POLO GROUNDS ON EAST AND WEST OF CLUB BUILDING IN ADDITION THERE WERE TWO TENNIS COURTS, TWO RACKET SQUASH COURTS, SKATING RINK AND A SWIMMING POOL. THERE WAS ALSO A COMBINED CRICKET AND FOOTBALL GROUND WITH A BEAUTIFUL PAVILION. THE CLUB WAS FORMALLY OPENED BY LORD CURZON, THE VICEROY OF INDIA, ON 24 NOV 1902 A.D.

The duke of Connaught, The second son of Queen Victoria and the great duke of Hesse, Brother of King Kaiser of Germany and grandson of Queen Victoria, Attended the function of prize distribution of Walter Nobles High School along with Maharajan Ganga Singh Ji on 17 Feb. 1903 A.D. the following military review parades were at Victoriya Memorial Club Ground in honour of visiting dignitaries.

9 NOV 1903 VISIT OF H.H. MADHO RAO. SC INDIA OF GWALIOR, 7 APRIL 1904 VISIT OF H.H. KRISHNA RAJ OF MYSORE. 24 NOV 1905 PRINCE OF WALES GEORGE LATER ON KNG GEORGE THE V, 21 NOV. 1906 LORD MINTO VICEROY OF INDIA, 26 NOV 1912 LORD HARDING VICEROY OF INDIA. 29 NOV 1920 LORD CHELMSFORD VICEROY OF INDIA 2 DEC. 1921 PRINCE OF WALES EDWARD LATER ON KING EDWARD THE VIII. 18 NOV 1922 LORD READING VICEROY OF INDIA. 29 JAN 1928 LORD IRWIN. 4 NOV. 1937 LORD LINLITHGOW AND 16 JAN. 1948 LORD MOUNTBATTEN LAST VICEROY OF INDIA. IN EARLY YEARS OF CLUB POLO WAS VERY POPULAR AND MAHARAJAH GANGA SINGH JI WAS A VERY GOOD PLAYER WITH 8 HANDICAP. THE CLUB WAS RE-DESIGNATED AS SADUL CLUB IN 1947. RAO BHADUR KANWAR JASWANT SINGH JI WAS PRESIDENT OF CLUB FROM 1945 TO 1970 THE YEAR OF HIS DEATH. BRIGADIER KANWAR BAG SINGH IS PRESIDENT FROM 1977. BY COURTESY OF BRIG. BAG SINGH 1 JAN. 1985.

Fact-Sheet

 

Name of the Club

 

SADUL CLUB, BIKANER

Established

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1902

Area

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105 Biggas

Address of Club

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Veer DurgaDass Circle, Bikaner

Telephone No.

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0151-2206610

E-mail Address

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sadul_club@rediffmail.com, sadulclubbkn@gmail.com

Website

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www.sadulclub.com

President of Club

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Mr.TejArora

Secretary of the Club

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Mr. Hanuman Singh Rathore

No. of Affiliated Clubs

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16 in Rajasthan & 52 in India, Plan to add many more

Reservation

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100% Advance Booking

Membership Strength

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959 (Currently)

Type of Club

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General, Sports, Recreation & Social Activities

Opening Hours

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06.00 AM to 10.30 AM & 04.30 PM TO 11.00 PM

Days Closed

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Deepawali&Holi

Raising Day

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24th November

Any Charge for

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No, only Accommodation is charged.

Nos. of Times

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4 Times in a month

Dress Code

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Generally Accepted Casual Wears

Parking

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Ample Space for Parking

Accommodation

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Well furnished rooms are under construction

Sports Facilities

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Outdoor/Indoor Swimming Pool,Billiards and Snooker Hall,  Air Conditioned Gymnasium, Squash Table, Table Tennis and two indoor synthetic Badminton Courts, Children’s Park, TV Room, Cards Room, Three synthetic tennis courts with Flood Lights, Tennis academy with four coaches, A flood Lights Walking track, Cricket with international Standard Boundary and four practice net, 2 Basket Ball Court, Taekwondo with coaches.

Dining & Bar

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Veg./Non-Veg. A.C. Restaurants

Facilities

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Personalized Services (The ClabA.C. Bar Complex – Functioning Exclusively For Members & they Guests)

Other Activities

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3 Dinners in a year on 26th January , 15th August & 24th November, are organized for the club members and their families, Sporting Events for the club member and their families including Fan Games for children & ladies are also organized on 15th August & 26 Janauary.

Gardens

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Three