Delhi Gymkhana Club commemorated on a new Indian stamp

Delhi Gymkhana Club commemorated on a new Indian stamp

India post issued a stamp to commemorate the centennial of the foundation of Delhi Gymkhana Club.

Delhi Gymkhana Club is a sporting club which was established by the British for the use of officers of the Indian Civil Service, Armed Forces and residents of Delhi. It was established on 3rd of July 1913 as the Imperial Delhi Gymkhana Club. After independence, the world "Imperial" was dropped. Located in the heart of New Delhi, the club has a unique and rich history making it one of the most prestigious clubs of India.

The club has stood a silent witness to the fading glory of the British Raj and the emergence of the spirit of an independent India. The historical meeting between Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin leading to the Gandhi Irwin Pact was held in its premises.

Delhi Gymkhana Club has the distinction of having 26 grass courts and 7 clay/synthetic courts. The grass courts have been in existence since 1940. The Club has an active tennis membership of over 200 members and also runs a vibrant training academy for juniors. It has had the privilege of histing several National and international Championships including the Grand Prix Tennis Tournament and some Davis Cup matches.

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