Friday, December 9, 2022

Sourav Ganguly inaugurates BNR Indoor Sports Complex

Kolkata, Sep 26: BNR Indoor Sports Complex was inaugurated by Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI in presence of Archana Joshi, General Manager, South Eastern Railway, in presence of Prashant Mishra, Principal Financial Advisor and President of South Eastern Railway Sports Association at Garden Reach campus of South Eastern Railway Headquarters on Monday.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Snehashish Ganguly, Secretary, Cricket Association of Bengal, and Debabrata Das, Joint Secretary, Cricket Association of Bengal and other dignitaries.

South Eastern Railway Sports Association, which is the new avatar of the erstwhile, and perhaps better known, BNR Recreation Club, came into existence in 1956 along with the formation of South Eastern Railway. BNR Recreation Club, an affiliate member of Cricket Association Bengal, was founded in 1929, and has a rich history of legendary players and a long list of achievements, including winners of IFA Shield, Durand Cup, Beighton Cup and CAB league.

The BNR Indoor Complex boasts of the state of the art facility for all Gymnastics apparatus (Vault, Horizontal Bar, Parallel Bars, Pommel Horse, Roman Rings, and Floor exercises), three Badminton courts, Table Tennis facility, and modern Gymnasium. Amongst its legendary sports persons include names like Leslie Claudius  ( Hockey ), Mewalal ( Football), Arun Ghosh (Football), Balaram (Football ), MS Dhoni ( Cricket), Aarti Saha ( Swimmer ) and many more.   

The Complex, which is a 32 metres by 42 metres in size, has a unique design of a pillar less and truss less roof, with a maximum span of 32 metres.

Sourav Ganguly, as Chief Guest on this momentous occasion, showered praises on the efforts of South Eastern Railway Sports Association in creating this impressive infrastructure and also greatly appreciated the role of Railways in promoting sports in the country in various sporting disciplines. On the occasion he also felicitated the outstanding sports persons of SERSA.

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