The History of Chittagong Seniors' Club Ltd.
Chittagong Seniors Club an icon of elegance and aristocracy, tradition and excellence has a special place in the history of clubs in this sub-continent.
THIS CLUB WAS FOUNDED AS A PROTEST OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS THE INDIANS BY THE BRITISH.
The Chittagong Seniors’ Club Limited was established in 1927 under the patronage of late K. C. Dey, the then Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong, in association with some of the local Elite who were in need of a Social Club. Initially the Club was registered as Chittagong Institute Limited in 1927 and later the Club was christened as Chittagong Seniors’ Club Limited in a meeting held in 2010.
The English founded the Chittagong Club in 1878 for their exclusive use, as they are prone to forming Club’s wherever they go. They would never allow the local native, whom they call ‘rustic’; to use their Club and Chittagong Club Limited was not an exception. The glaring instance of such racial hatred towards the locals was the rejection of an application for Chittagong Club Membership tendered by Mr. K. C. Dey a Member of the elite Indian Civil Service and the Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong. To his utter dismay he was denied a Membership of the Chittagong Club simply on racial grounds despite his high profile eligibility and the decision prompted him to found a Club by himself in Chittagong. He ordered to find out a place for the proposed Club somewhere in the vicinity of the Chittagong Club and Dr. Rajendra Narayan Khastagir an eminent local physician and Zaminder of Chittagong cooperated by offering the present piece of land owned by him adjacent to the Dr. Khastagir Girls’ High School.More..