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.

To start with, Life Members were added at a reasonable membership fee. During the passage of time the Life Membership fee was altered, increased and modified from time to time as per requirements.

The eligibility criteria for becoming a Life Member of the Bekal Club is fixed by the Managing Committee of Club from time to time. Each Life 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 master plan is being implemented in a phased manner and most of the proposals in the master plan are complete by now.

As of now, there are 371 Life Members for Bekal Club