Yadgar Club

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Yadgar Club
یادگار کلب
Former namesVictoria Memorial Hall
General information
LocationMuzaffargarh
AddressNear Yadgar Chowk, Dasti Wala Road
Town or cityMuzaffargarh, Punjab
CountryPakistan
Coordinates30°4′2.93″N 71°11′22.59″E / 30.0674806°N 71.1896083°E / 30.0674806; 71.1896083
Construction started1909
RenovatedIn 1988 and In 2019

Yadgar Club, formerly known as Victoria Memorial Hall, is a colonial-era building situated in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan.[1]

Built in 1909, the building was initially named the Victoria Memorial Hall before the Deputy Commissioner of Dera Ghazi Khan renamed it to Yadgar Club in 1988.[2][3][1] The total area of Yadgar Club is 18 Kanals.[4] Yadgar Club was renovated in 2019[5] after being neglected for many decades.[2]

History[edit]

The building was constructed in the memory of Queen Victoria who died in 1901.[5] This building was built with the donations from the general public and government officials.[1] Lala Kedar Nath, District Judge, supervised the construction of building.[1] The club was used by the Muzaffargarh Club, District Board and Government Girls College at different times.[1] The District Board and Government Girls College got separate buildings later.

Facilities[edit]

Yadgar Club has many facilities like.[5]

  • Main Hall
  • Snooker Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Squash Court
  • Badminton Court
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gymnasium
  • Food Court
  • Dining hall
  • Rest room.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "YADGAR CLUB at gazetteers.punjab.gov.pk" (PDF). gazetteers.punjab.gov.pk.
  2. ^ a b "Century-old Yadgar Club at last breaths". DAWN.COM. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2022-05-08.
  3. ^ "مظفرگڑھ.... صوبہ پنجاب کا مَردم خیز شہر". jang.com.pk. Retrieved 2022-05-08.
  4. ^ "یادگار کلب / وکٹوریہ میموریل ہال 1909". Muzaffargarh.City | مظفرگڑھ ڈاٹ سٹی. 2022-01-29. Retrieved 2022-05-08.
  5. ^ a b c Raza, Malik Tahseen (2019-10-13). "Historic Yadgar Club reclaims grandeur". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-05-08.