Recently renovated, the new complex has a wide range of activities for members and families to enjoy. You can go through our in-house recreational facilities, activities, rooms for lodging and events held on two of our venues; namely – Kulagar and Sunset Lawns.
Established in the pre-liberation era, Panjim Gymkhana has been recognised as one of the oldest and greatest sports clubs in the vicinity of Panaji. It’s very rare to find a sports club located near a river and providing a well-maintained cricket ground for budding cricketers. Our recent makeover is just a step towards achieving greater goals for sports in the state of Goa.
Panjim Gymkhana aims to provide a mix of good sports and leisure activities. The committee has left no stone unturned in its efforts to provide the best infrastructure and facilities for cricket. The Gymkhana is set to have a lush green cricket ground with excellent coaching facilities. The V. G Keni Pavilion currently has the member’s pavilion, dressing rooms and umpires’ room which are built to a class beyond perfection and is comparable to the some of the best sports clubs in the country.
We’ve nurtured some of Goa’s best sportspeople and stalwarts (like late Shri. Madhav Talaulikar and the late Shri. Jaisingh Maganlal). We hope to promote sports with great fervour with our new and improved facilities, making it one of the most exclusive clubs in Goa.
Smt. Shashikala Kakodkar graced us with her presence and honourable Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar inaugrated the newly renovated space on 26th of January, 2018.
Bhausaheb Bandodkar was born in a poor family and before he could complete his primary education destiny snatched his father away from him. Dayanand thereafter had to chart his destiny on his own early in life. He ran small establishments, dabbled in timber trade and as he grew up picked up a partnership in a mining lease.
That was a turning point and he soon found himself the owner of an expanding mining enterprise.
As a youngster living in the temple precincts of Mahalaxmi at Panaji, leadership came to him naturally. There are stories galore which speak of him as a counter bully to the mixed race student gangs playing havoc with the timid, native and particularly moffusil youngsters studying in the Portuguese Lyceum School in the City of Panaji. He loved sports, especially cricket and was lavish in spending on players, their teams and their tournaments. Naturally at a young age he was the uncrowned youth leader.
The night Bandodkar passed away – August 12, 1973, he was the chief guest at the table tennis tournament prize distribution ceremony being held at Panjim Gymkhana. In his memory, his late good friend Madhav S. Talalulikar donated a bust of Bandodkar, which is now displayed with pride at the club’s new foyer.