Evolution of Bekal Club :

When 11 like minded people of Kanhangad happened to meet at the banks of Periyar River on 31st August 1997, the idea of forming a Recreation Club was mooted.

The founder promoters mentioned are:

Babu Rajendra Shenoy, Balraj K.R, Dr. K.G. Pai , Karim V.K.A, Kunhikannan. T.V. IPS, Dr. M.R. Nambiar, Dr, Rajan N.P, Sreedhara Kamath. H, Sreenivas Shenoy. K, Sreenkantan Nair M.S and Tharanath B.M

They never looked back once the idea was conceived. Thereafter these members used to meet frequently to identify and acquire land and finally it was decided to establish the club on the bank of the serene Arayi River, close to NH 17 between Kanhangad and Nileshwar which was found to be the most convenient place with a very good ambience.

Club culture was not prevailing in Kanhangad or its surrounding areas and hence many initial hardships had to be endured. This club is the only one of its kind between the geographical area of Calicut and Mangalore. The promoters thought of extending the club facilities to other like minded people of this locality and accordingly Bekal Club was registered as a Co-op Society in 1998.

To start with, life members were added at a reasonable membership fee. Since the response was not encouraging, it was decided to form a Private Ltd Company to mobilize funds for the club by issue of shares.

The eligibility criteria for becoming a life member of the club was holding of 10 shares in the Company. Each member has the privilege to enjoy all the facilities of the club and the affiliated clubs with family.

The master plan for the club was designed by one of the well known Architects of Kerala. The estimate even for the partial completion of the civil works like club house, cottages, indoor court, multifunctional halls etc was found to be beyond the purview of a private limited company and hence it was decided to convert the company into Public and it materialized in the year 2000. The name of the company is Bekal Recreation Centre Limited.

As of now, there are 333 share holders in the company holding minimum qualifying shares of 10 and all of them are life members in the club. The shares are now issued at premium rate only.