It is a great jubilance and privilege on our part to share the news with everyone concerned that Sonarpur Sporting Union, one of the premier club of South 24 Parganas is celebrating its 100 years of glorious presence with pomp and grandeur. We are thankful and obliged to those luminaries and men of letters under whose able supervision and patronage Sonarpur Sporting Union earned great accolades all through its journey. We enjoyed the gorgeous presence of great administrators like Late Subhendu Sekhar Basu, Co-Founder of Indian Statistical Institute, Late Dr. Purnendu Kumar Bose, first Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University of Calcutta, Late Himanshu Kumar Bose, Ex Chief Engineer P.W.D. Government of West Bengal, Sri Rathindra Nath Sarkar Ex Vice President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (C.A.B), Sri Sekhar Biswas, General Secretary of All India Badminton Association and the list would go on. We have never synchronised ourselves only in developing excellence in the fields of Sports and Games but enlarged our horizon in multifarious fields. This approach has earned us fame, credibility and a sincere acceptance not only in our district but also in the state as a whole. Our endeavour has been directed towards mingling tradition and individual talent to make us adept with the drastic changes taking place in every sphere of life.
If we look back at retrospect to the days of the inception of our club, we would surely cherish those gradual phase of development connected by our tireless striving for excellences. Every member of the club gave their invaluable time and expertise to nurture the hidden talents, latent potentials and kindle the desire within the students to become a name in their own right. This genuine striving bore fruit through the exemplary performance of our students at both state and national level. We have served the nation by unearthing talents in the fields of football, cricket and even athletics. To name a few who earned reputation for themselves and for the club are Sri Satyen Bhattacharjee, first ever cricketer to represent the Bengal in Ranji Trophy from our district, Sri Sumitro Majumder apart from representing Bengal in all the Age group levels from U/15 to Ranji Trophy, was a proud member of East Zone Cricket team and Sri Shuvojit Banerjee, a prolific run scorer in Bengal cricket team for under nineteen, under twenty-five and Ranji level and also represented the Indian combined University cricket team that toured Australia. Sri Ranjan Dey represented India senior football team and Sri Balai Mondal was selected to represent India under 21 football team. Lots of Football players from our club represented Bengal in the Santosh Trophy. Sri Asoke Gupta, Sri Arun Nath , Sri Jayanta Sen are the toppers of the list. Sri Asoke Nath and Sri Tapan Nath were national athletes in junior level and Sri Sunil Bose represented senior Bengal Athletic Team.
In this 100 years of eventful history we accepted many ups and downs gleefully but our zeal to outperform brought innumerable achievements as feathers to our cap. To mention few among them are our becoming champion in a row for 6 times in senior football league (DSA). To win the merit of distinction for becoming champion for 12 consecutive years in a row in senior DSA Cricket league. We are the only Club of the state to achieve the record of winning S.P Hazra District Club Championship Tournament organised by the Cricket Association of Bengal three times.
All these years we have fostered a vision of transforming the minds of young boys who are bogged down by the immense pressure of school curriculum. To present them a healthy mind and fit body to ensure an overall development we have endeavoured to shift their eyes glooed in the computers to the green fields so that the coming generation remains physically fit and mentally alert. We also visit neighbouring villages in the district to pick the budding talents who can’t afford professional training to nurture their expertise in the field of sports and games. Keeping this vision in mind we regularly conduct Cricket and Football tournaments to identify the gifted players. We also conduct motivational workshops and camps at different places to let people understand the importance of sports and games in our lives. The performance of our trainers giving training in our academy is highly satisfactory so much so that within a period of twenty years or so we are considered as one of the best academy in the entire state of West Bengal. Kaushik Mondal and Soumya Mukherjee played for Bengal U/16 Cricket team in recent past. At present trainees of our academy namely Mritunjay Dutta , Subham Dey are representing Bengal under 19 and under 23 Cricket team respectively. We have also started our Table Tennis academy very recently.
Keeping in mind our responsibility towards the society we organise different cultural programmes like sit and draw competition, recitation, and quiz every year religiously. Our social goal is to stand beside hapless economically deprived people. We also organize blood donation camp at regular interval.
To conclude, we are a family of dedicated individuals who come together with the sole purpose of serving our society. We are happy to acknowledge that we have achieved a small portion of this enormous task we took up but we have lot to achieve more, lot to learn more and miles to go before we sleep and all we need is your constant support along the way.
With our glorious background and illustrious tradition, this year we are going to organize, as a part of our Centenary Celebration Ceremony, an invitational Cricket Tournament for junior Boys from 16'th December, 2018 at ‘Subhendu Maidan', our playground in Sonarpur and are expecting the participation of top 12 Cricket Academies of West Bengal. Our expected list of participants is populated by eminent Academies like Videocon School of Cricket, Bulan Cricket & Football Academy, Basudevpur Sangathanik A. C. C., Aditya Barun Barman Cricket Academy, Twenty Two Yards Sports School, Durgapur Cricket Club, Mainland Sambaran Cricket Academy, Utpal Chatterjee C.A. etc.
As We are aware of the fact that the budding cricketers are the future of Bengal Cricket, our goal is to develop the eternal capability within them.
Considering the wide coverage of the above event within West Bengal. we are hereby offering your esteemed organisation to be associated with us by promoting this tournament to make it colorful and a grand success.