Located at the heart of Guwahati and adjacent to the Judges’ Field in Panbazar, Gauhati Town Club is committed to promote sports and sports persons. This historical and prestigious institution is more than one hundred years of its glorious and fruitful existence. It is one of the oldest and the premier sporting organizations in the North-East India, blessed with the rare distinction of being a pioneer of Indian Sports Clubs and has been considered as a ‘State Institution’.
It was born at the initiative of a dedicated group of sports-lovers such as Capt. L.B.Scott, I.M.S. a Civil Surgeon, Dr. Hare Krishna Das, an Assistant Surgeon and founder Secretary of the club; Sir Saiyid Saadullah, an eminent lawyer and Khan Saheb Khalilur Rahman. Significantly, the club was instrumental in introducing the coveted Bordoloi Trophy Football Tournament, initially played at the Judges’ Field from 1952 to 1957. Over the years the Club has had the patronage and blessings of illustrious individuals such as Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishana and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed the then President of the Replublic of India, Saiyid Fazl Ali the then Governor of Assam, Sri Saiyid Saadullah, Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi the first Prime Minister of Assam and distinguished member of the club, Bimala Prasad Chaliha, the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Sarjoo Prasad, the then Hon’ble Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Naval T. Tata, Radha Govinda Baruah, P. K. Lahiri, Ramesh Chandra Sarswati, Bipin Behari Das, Dr. Kanak Chandra Barooah, Dr. Suren Das, Ramesh Chandra Das, Nripendra Narayan Bhattacharjee, Sri Jagannath Sarma and a host of other distinguished luminaries. Pledging to usher in another brilliant era towards promotion of sports and brotherhood in the region and to restore the pristine status of the Club, the present Executive Committee under the visionary leadership of Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister, Assam has taken up a host of sporting activities with the prime objective to catch young talents of the region and groom them in a scientific & systematic manner through its sports facilities.
Feel proud to be associated with Gauhati Town Club.