Yeshwant Club

The Yeshwant Club (द यशवंत क्लब) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, came into existence in 1934 at the behest of Maharaja Sir Tukoji Rao III Holkar of Indore. The club was established out of affection for his son, Yuvraj Yeshwant Rao Holkar. Spread over an expanse of 14 acres, it is one of the living signatures of the rich legacy of the Holkar rulers of Indore State of the Maratha Confederacy. Initially the club was opened for royalty, nobility, aristocracy, and the officers (Indians and British) of the Holkar State. Later, its doors were opened for business elites. After Indian independence, admission criteria were revised.[1][2][3][4]

The Yeshwant Club, Indore. Established in 1934.

Maharani Usha Devi, the daughter of Major General Maharaja Shrimant Sir Yeshwant Rao II Holkar of Indore, is the chief patron of the club, and the Honorary Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is the president of the club.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

The club hosts musical nights, tambola evenings, sports tournaments, and exhibitions. There are facilities for indoor and outdoor games like tennis, squash, basketball, badminton, table tennis. The club maintains a cricket ground, football ground, modern gym and swimming pool. Coaching camps are organised during the summers.[15][16]

Membership to the club is extremely difficult to get. The Club has almost stopped granting new memberships due to a large member base. Memberships are bequeathed across generations by the members.[17]

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  2. ^ "Nehru Stadium - India - Cricket Grounds - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
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  5. ^ "Home". yeshwantclub.in. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Nehru Stadium - India - Cricket Grounds - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  7. ^ Caro, Frank de (15 May 2013). Stories of Our Lives. ISBN 9781457184055. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Indian Information". google.co.in. 1945. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  9. ^ (India), Madhya Pradesh (1965). "Madhya Pradesh District Gazetteers: Hoshangabad". google.co.in. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
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  11. ^ "Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Holkar tourney concludes successfully! – Bridge Federation of India". bfi.net.in. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Manjit Sachdeva elected Yeshwant club chief". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Yashwant Club budget presented amid high drama". Free Press Journal. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  14. ^ http://www.hoparoundindia.com/madhya-pradesh/entertainment/clubs/indore.aspx
  15. ^ "Indore". mardian86's blog. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  16. ^ "an unsavoury controversy rocks indore's yeshwant club - daily.bhaskar.com". daily.bhaskar.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Clubs are all the rage in Indore". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

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