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The 99 Club


A prominent footbal team of youngsters of Uttarakhand, having a national character known as GARHWAL HEROES FOOTBALL CLUB is adding feathers aftar feathers to its cap. In a prestigious footbal tournament yesterday namely KALI KUMAON CLUB FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS being held in Champawat, Uttarakhand, Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club defeated Banaras by 2-0 in the finals and became the CHAMPIONS. Hundreds of football lovers were present during the match at CHAMPAWAT adding grace and vitality to the tournament. The union minister of state for textiles Ajay Tamta was the chief guest at the prize giving felicitation ceremony who delivered the Championship trophy and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to the victorious team of GHFC while the runners up team of Banaras was handed over Rs.50000. The minister lauded the fantastic game of GHFC and congratulated both the teams for their bright future. He said, victory and defeat are the two sides of the coin and therefore the losing team should never feel disheartened and rather gearup for the next victory.

The football championship was organised by a leading entrepreneur of Uttarakhand Narendra Singh Ladwal. The Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club comprises of few Nigerian playersas well who have contributed tremendously in the victory of GHFC. Prior to this triumph GHFC has been the Delhi footbal champion twice and is a popular Indian Football team at national level too having defeated several prestigious state teams in the past. The credit for the team’s good and outstanding performance primarily goes to its players but the patron, president and general secretary of Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club namely BS Negi, Anil Negi, JS Patwal,Rattan Rawat and Mr. Rana also deserve special mention and appreciation for their untiring efforts to enhance the prestige of the team to a level, highly laudable, as it is today. These four inspirers of the team managed funds and enthused the players to bring laurels for the club, state of Uttarakhand and the nation. GARHWAL HEROES FOOTBAL CLUB today is a household name in India especially in every Uttarakhandies mind and heart. BRAVO GARHWAL HEROES.The Uttarakhand Journalists Forum conveys its heartiest greeting to GHFC on this occasion and urges upon the chief minisyer of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat to encourage sports, particularly football and cricket in the state as there is no dearth of potential sportsmen in the state but the complacense attitude of succesive governments during the 17 years have not been so encoraging, unfortunately.


Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was not happy at all.
One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; Why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy?

The King asked the servant, ‘Why are you so happy?’

The man replied, ‘Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.’

The king sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the story, the advisor said, ‘Your Majesty, the servant has not yet joined “The 99 Club”.’

‘The 99 Club? And what is that?’ the King inquired.

The advisor replied, ‘To truly know what The 99 Club is, just place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.’

When the servant saw the bag, he let out a great shout of joy… so many gold coins. He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were only 99 coins.

He wondered, ‘What could’ve happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!’

He looked everywhere, but that final coin was elusive. Finally he decided that he was going to work harder than ever to earn that 100th gold coin.

From that day, the servant was a changed man. He was overworked, grumpy, and blamed his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin.

And he had stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. The advisor said, ‘Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.’
He continued, ‘The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never content, because they’re always wanting that extra 1, saying to themselves:
“Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.”

We can be happy with very little in our lives, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want more …and even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, as the price for our growing needs and desires.

That’s “The 99 Club”…
Zero Membership fee to enter, but you pay for it with your entire life!