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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on May 6th, 2024

St. Joseph's College Naini-Tal
Nainital, Kumaon, India

- Gymkhana Hockey Cup Winners 1912

Naini-Tal ( Nainital ) is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

St. Joseph's College, Nainital was established in 1888.

The gravel-lined field of Nainital where the tournament was held, is a multipurpose one, as a flat spot in the hills around there is quite rare.

The tournament would turn into the All India Trades Cup Hockey Tournament. One of the oldest Hockey tournaments in India.

The Kumaon Hills came under British rule after the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–16). The hill station town of Naini-Tal was founded only in 1841, with the construction of the first European house (Pilgrim Lodge) by P. Barron, a sugar trader from Shahjahanpur.

The town became a health resort favoured by British soldiers and by colonial officials and their families trying to escape the heat of the plains. Later, the town became the summer residence of the governor of the United Provinces.


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