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Jammu Club Flourishes with Hony. Secretary Gaurav Gupta’s Leadership

Jammu Club, a beacon of social and cultural convergence, has stood as an emblem of prestige and community for decades. Over the past two years, the club has undergone a remarkable transformation under the diligent leadership of its current Hony. Secretary. This period, marked by addressing historic challenges, introducing cutting-edge facilities, and ensuring financial health, represents a significant chapter in the club’s illustrious history. As we look back on these revolutionary changes, it becomes evident that the Jammu Club is not just preserving its legacy but also forging a dynamic future.

One of the most significant achievements during this tenure has been the resolution of the 20-year-long pending land issue with the Mandir authorities. This dispute had long hampered the club’s expansion and development plans. The successful negotiation and resolution of this issue allowed the club to finally install the Jammu Club Gate on the main road, providing a grand and welcoming entrance from the Mandir adjacent side. This development not only resolved a historical challenge but also enhanced the accessibility and aesthetic appeal of the club. The leadership’s vision for modernization is evident in the numerous infrastructural upgrades and new facilities introduced over the past two years. These initiatives have significantly enhanced the member experience and positioned Jammu Club as a modern, vibrant hub for its members. In a move towards inclusivity and convenience, the club automated the process to pause subscriptions for senior citizens at 60. This ended the outdated practice of writing applications to the Secretary, making it easier for senior members to manage their subscriptions. The introduction of a vertical garden in the front lawns has added a touch of greenery and serenity to the club’s environment. Additionally, the installation of Ferrari brand tensile sheets at the swimming pool has not only improved the aesthetics but also enhanced the functionality of the pool area. Several areas within the club have been renovated to modern standards. The health club shower rooms, family lounge, diner restaurant, rooftop restaurant, committee room, bar, and various other facilities have been given a facelift, making them more comfortable and appealing. The committee room’s seating capacity was increased from 8 to 18 members, ensuring better accommodation for meetings. The gymnasium was expanded and equipped with state-of-the-art Matrix International brand machines. This upgrade caters to the growing demand for fitness facilities among members and ensures that they have access to top-notch equipment. Valet parking was introduced throughout the week, adding a layer of convenience for members. Other enhancements include the installation of a new tube well, a J&K Bank ATM machine, and the introduction of retirement pension benefits for employees. The launch of live kitchen services in the club lawns (Masala Craft) and the renovation of dining areas have elevated the culinary experience for members. The family lounge, diner restaurant, and rooftop restaurant now offer a modern and comfortable dining ambiance. Technological advancements have also been a priority. The installation of a big screen LED in the main club lawns and the renovation of the reception area with state-of-the-art facilities have improved both entertainment and administrative services. While these infrastructural and service upgrades are commendable, they are even more impressive given the club’s strong financial health. At the beginning of the tenure, the club had Fixed Deposits (FDs) amounting to Rs 1.30 crores. Despite undertaking extensive renovation and development projects, the club’s financial prudence ensured that it ended the tenure with FDs totaling Rs 3 crores. This remarkable growth in financial reserves underscores the leadership’s commitment to prudent fiscal management while delivering significant improvements for members.

As the club looks to the future, several projects are already in the pipeline, with tenders floated for various renovations and upgrades. These projects aim to further enhance the club’s facilities and services, ensuring that it remains a premier social and cultural hub. Plans are underway to renovate the kids’ room and library, providing updated and engaging spaces for younger members and book lovers. The guest house is set to undergo renovations, ensuring that it meets modern standards of comfort and convenience for visiting members and guests. The installation of heat pumps for the swimming pool will maintain a comfortable temperature year-round, making it accessible and enjoyable regardless of the season. Security enhancements include the installation of 32 additional CCTV cameras, ensuring a safer environment for all members. The transformation of Jammu Club over the past two years stands as a testament to visionary leadership, effective management, and a commitment to excellence. By addressing long-standing issues, modernizing facilities, and maintaining financial health, the club has set a high standard for future growth and development. As we look forward to the upcoming elections and beyond, it is clear that the foundation has been laid for continued success and innovation. The Jammu Club is not only preserving its rich heritage but also embracing the future with confidence and optimism, ensuring that it remains a vibrant and cherished institution for generations to come.

As the Jammu Club prepares for future endeavours, Mr. Gaurav Gupta’s tenure stands as a beacon of progress and innovation. His contributions have set a high standard for future leaders, ensuring that the club remains a cherished institution for generations to come. In every sense, Hony. Secretary Mr. Gupta has taken Jammu Club to new heights, leaving a lasting legacy of growth and prosperity.

 

 By Er. Sahil Manzoor 

 

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