Mr. Bijan Datta, Physical Instructor
Goenka College of Commerce & B.A. is one of the most renowned colleges of Kolkata. This college was established in 1905. This 104 years old institute is mostly famous for its better education equalities. Gradually this college has emerged as one of the best colleges of Kolkata, under Calcutta University . Not only education, but also games and sports are given same priority in this institution. Now a days, students are not so interested in games due to the excessive burden of books. Goenka College allows it students to flourish their abilities in sports and this provided them some sort of mental relief from hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Games and sports find a special position in this institution. All the teachers are very much involved and co-operative regarding sports and games. Here various outdoor games like cricket, football, athletics and indoor games like table tennis, carrom, chess etc are regularly played. In this college there are separate common rooms for boys and girls and they spend their spare time playing these indoor games. From 2007, this college is offering its students a better quality of Gymnasium. Very few colleges in Kolkata are equipped with this unique facility. This Gymnasium is equipped with various kinds of modern apparatus which are used by the students of morning and day section. A Gymnasium Instructor is also appointed so that the students can work out properly.
Since 1991, the students of our college is taking part in the Inter Govt. College football and Athletic Championship Organised by Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal. In this championship the performance of our students have been scintillating. In football, we have reached the pre-quarter final and lost to Durgapur Govt. College . In table tennis we lost to chandannagar Govt. College after a stiff fight. In Athletics, Aditi Naskar, a 1 st year student acquired 3 rd position in 100 meters race for women. Every year, the students perform with their heart and soul to become successful every year. In Inter college championship, organised by Calcutta University , our team of table tennis reached the quarter final round.
Our principal and all the teaching staffs of this institution feel proud for such performance delivered by the students. But we have to face few problems in organising different sporting events as we do not have our own ground. Earlier we used to hire the ground in Esplanade. But at present we have been using Presidency College ground to serve our purpose. For this reason we have to face obstacles in organising events. We hope that in future we will be successful in overcoming this situation. We also hope that our students will fetch a lot of fame and success for this institution in the forth coming days.