New Delhi, Preparations for the expansion of Shanti Desai Sports Club in Paharganj have started. Soon a new two-storey hall will be constructed and sports facilities will also be increased. Before this, preparations are going on to demolish the old hall here.
The engineering department of MCD has prepared the outline for the construction of the hall and has asked the architecture department to prepare its plan. The corporation is strengthening its sports complexes, schools and medical units. In this series, after demolishing the old hall of Shanti Desai Sports Club located near Old Delhi Railway Station, a new one will be constructed.
Who is Shanti Desai?
Shanti Desai was originally from Gujarat and was successful in making his place in Delhi politics. He was also the Mayor of Delhi in 2000. Earlier, he was also the Chairman of the Standing Committee of Delhi Municipal Corporation. He used to contest Municipal Corporation elections from Chandni Chowk. Now when Municipal Corporation elections are going to be held in Delhi next month, it is important to remember them. Shanti Desai’s family had settled in Chandni Chowk about a century ago. He was one of the grassroots leaders of Jan Sangh and Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi. He spoke the typical dialect of Delhi-6. He spoke Hindi and Gujarati fluently. Shanti Desai had close relations with Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Madan Lal Khurana. All three had spread carpets in party meetings and rallies.