At the outset, I would like to thank my all friends for the participation in the extra ordinary meeting of Club and participating in various activities of club during the year 2018-2019. A visual view can be take n our website www.eastendclubdelhi.com
EAST END CLUB, at a prime location, adjoining a huge DDA Surajmal Park, nearby karkardooma district courts, a five star hotel Kempenski , Cross river Mall, walking distance to Karkardooma & Mansarovar metro railway stations certainly give a relief to locals as well as others who come to visit their friends and relatives. Now, I would like to mention here, East End Club has infused a sense of good feeling among local residents to enjoy outing and dinning in nearby hotel, restaurant and our club , particularly among youngsters. A number of men and women, youth and children started participating in various club activities. A neo-rich class who had been inclined to visit various hotels and clubs in south Delhi and Gurgaon, have started to join in nearby hotel and East End club . This club has a BAR, family resto-bar, dinning room, card room, AC multipurpose party hall, AC Committee room, guest rooms and lawns for small get together like ring ceremony, birth day parties, and marriage parties, kavya goshti, sham e gazal, study circle meeting etc. I am proud to say Great saint and Katha vachak Sh. MORARI BAPU and national renowned KAVI GOPALPRASAD NIRAJ graced in one of Gazal Kumbh organized in club.
I am proud to say , our Club has no financial liability at present. It is also very true that our club has not been dependent financially or other wise on any private donations and funds from political parties or Governmental funds. After raising the club house from our own resources through our members of MC, we are looking forward to make this club a family club and take this club in second stage.
You all have witnessed, a friend like Former Chief Minister & the than Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Madanlal Khurana, the than LG Mr. Vijay Kapoor have been very kind and helpful for allotment of land while a group of journalists from East Delhi, mainly from Navbharat Times and Hindustan Times etc., led by myself could make all difference and able to fulfill the dream of club house. This is also true that this same group of journalists were again helped and given whole hearted support by the than chief minister Mrs. Shiela Dikshit, Dr. Ashok Walia, Minister of Health and Finance, a strongman and resident of East Delhi Mr. Rambabu Sharma, my own hon'ble committee members like Gurinder Singh Sikka, Rajesh Goel and Sunil Jain and so on financially helped to raise the three storey club house. Dr. Harshvardhan, Union Minister of science and Technology and Environment is one of our key founder member of this club and has been a great asset. Sh. Maheish Giri area MP, Sh. Rk Sinha MP, Rajya Sabha and Sh. OP Sharma have agreed to become patron of club while Sh. Ram Niwas Goyal, Speaker, Delhi Vidhan Sabha has offered his all out support .
Social transformation :The management has always given top priority to social and cultural transformation in the area through its activities. The club do not hesitate to offer its facilities like lawn, multipurpose hall and guest house to organize certain program like Maan kee chauki, Sai Darbaar and Sundar kaand path to various group and persons at nominal fees, while free service to NGO'S who have been engaged in upliftment for down trodden children of society.
A STUDY CIRCLE was set up under the stewardship of a prominent journalist Mr. Varinder Arora and assisted by a advocate Mr. Raman Kumar . Mr. Bal Mukund Sinha, former Feature Editor, NBT and Mr. Hemant Agarwal, former night Editor NBT, used to take up the issues related to social causes. Justice SN Kapoor (Retd. Judge, Delhi High Court i) and Member, Indian Law Commission, Mr. Yogendar Narain, former chief secretary, UP, Defense Secretary and General Secretary Rajya Sabha chaired a few meetings of study circle and were chief speaker on current topics like 'Nirbhaya kand ' and a ugali feature of democracy in the country. The various Editors of print and electronic media have been presiding over these social gatherings.
A number of young poets and gajalkar took part in Kavya Goshthi on the occasion of a new government under Mr. Narender Modi . The subject was ` Fija badli, Chunautiyan baki` have been a thrilling event. A renowned poet Gajender Solanki along with his dozen poets like Gajender Kaushik, J.P. Sharma, Yogendr Sundriyal, Praveen Shukl, Vinay Vinamr, Manjeet and Anil Vajpayee took part in the the goshti. Dikshit Dankauree a renowned gazalkaar and honrary member of this club organized a night long international GAJAL KUMBH at club house . Mr. Bekal Utsaahi, a renowned aged gajalkaar, Laxminarayan Vajpeyee, former DG, AIR and Mr. Basant Chaudhary from Nepal, were the main attraction in a night long Gajal Kumbh in previous years while Great kathavachak Sh. MORARI BAPU and GOPAL PRASAD NIRAJ were the main attraction during the year 2018-2019. (see photo gallery ).
Justice S.N. Kapoor (retd) and Member of Indian law commission chaired a number of group discussions on the various topics related to social transformation. Justice kapoor initiated the debate and answered a number of questions raised by a number of advocates of nearby Karkardooma district courts on a historic decision of Gang Rape case of December 16, 2012. He asserted the NGO's and RWA's to make arrangement for coaching to our young women to learn marshal arts. The Club management immediately started a month long coaching camp of Taekwondo for young women.
The club is very keen to offer scholarships to merit holders of weaker section of area, who get admission in the Maulana Ajad Medical college . A large number of members intend to organize samoohik vivah and offer KANYADAN to the girls of weaker section of society. The club shall offer space free of charge.
East End Club, As you are all aware, is a NGO and it is legally bound to various rules and regulations of governmental agencies. The club do collect annual subscription along with service tax and deposit the taxes on stipulated date. Apart from Service tax, the club management also fulfill its liabilities like D-vat, property tax, excise duty, EPF, ESI and annual DDA ground rent lease money, MCD health trade license's charges etc. A few member's account have been deactivated due to non payment of dues too, but they are being advised time to time to pay their dues and activate their membership account . It is not in good taste, but the management has to follow the strict guidelines of Govt.
The club management has tied up with many other clubs on reciprocal basis and do offer its facilities to outside members of various clubs. The club do open club membership and offer discount on certain categories during festival season on first come, first basis. The rates are as under:
1. The whole life membership (WLMS) : Rs. 1,00,000/-
( Free coupons of liquor and food ) : Rs. 10,000/-
2. Corporate Membership two cards : Rs. 1,50,000/-
3. Senior Citizen Membership , five years : Rs. 25,000/-
4. Annual subscription : Rs. 1,800/-
There is no processing charges on new entrant. GST @14% Extra on membership as well as on annual subscription is must as per Financial Act, Govt. of India. The club also offers Honorary Membership to high profile persons like Test Cricketers, Arjun Awardees, Justice of High Court and District Court, Editors of various print and electronic media, etc.
Swimming Pool: It is our sincere endeavor to raise the swimming pool in the club. The lay out plan for the swimming pool has been approved by the DDA and efforts are being pooled to collect Rs.35 to 50 Lac for construction by way of membership drive . You may like to recommend your near and dear for membership. The club has started drive for new membership and the club shall offer one year free swimming coaching to one of the family member of the new entrant. This will be an added complimentary advantage to new entrant from the date of commencement of the pool.
Last but not the least, the club generated Rs. twenty lac , a initial fund for the renovation and maintenance of building through contribution of Rs. two lac each from its new MC members, a month back. Now it is our endevor to request all those active members, who wish to make this club a family club, please come forward. I hope a new committee would like to co-opt other well wishers too for the various activities of the club. You may give your suggestions/ name to the undersigned or to the club manager/office Tel. Nos: +91-9013401323, 011-22391600