Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd organised a football tournament at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Wednesday in memory of Sheikh Russel.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Salahuddin inaugurated the ‘One Day Festival Football Tournament-2017’ in the morning.
A total of eight teams participated in the tournament. The BKSP became the champions, beating Kashaituli Samaj Kalyan Parishad.
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd Chairman and Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir was present at the function as the chief guest and distributed prizes among the winners.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, “We have enjoyed the games. We have sponsored the tournament in memory of Sheikh Russel. We will continue to organise such a tournament every year in future. Please stay beside us and pray for us.”
Secretary of the Cultural Affairs Ministry Md Ibrahim Hossain Khan, Ambassador M Abdul Hannan, Bangladesh Pratidin Editor and Director of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd Naem Nizam, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haque Milon, Daily Sun Acting Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury, Director of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd and Kaler Kantho Executive Editor Mostafa Kamal, NEWS24 Executive Director (Operations) Hasnain Khorshed, Radio Capital Executive Director Mehdi Malek Sajib, Bashundhara Group Media Adviser Mohammad Abu Tayeb, Adviser of International Affairs to MD of Bashundhara Group Dr Sajjad Haider, Bashundhara Group’s Senior Executive Director (Accounts and Finance) and Director of Bashundhara Kings Imrul Hassan, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) President Shaban Mahmud, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd Director-in-Charge Ismat Jamil Akanda Lavlu, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd Director (Finance) Abdul Latif, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd Vice-President Meer Samir, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd Director (Sports) Saleh Jaman, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd Directors S M Hasan Zaman, Habibur Rahman, Zakir Hossain, Shahjahan Kabir, Rezaul Karim, S M Jahangir, Md Khalilur Rahman, Hamidul Haque Shamim, Kamrul Islam, Shah Alam, Enayet Hossain Al-Maruf, Khabir Hossain Mithu, Abul Kashem, Mainul Haque Manju, Osiur Rahman, Advocate Khandaker Tariqul Haque, Bashundhara Group officials, among others, were present at the prize-giving ceremony.
In his address, Secretary Ibrahim Hossain congratulated Bashundhara Group for organising such an important tournament in memory of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd, a renowned football club of the country, held the tournament, celebrating the 54th birthday of Sheikh Russel, who was killed along with most of his family members, including his father, on August 15, 1975.
The BKSP became the champions in the tournament, beating Kashaituli Samaj Kalyan Parishad in a penalty shoot-out by 4-3 goals. The winner got Tk 50,000 while the runner-up received Tk 25,000.
T&T Club Motijheel achieved Fair Play award in the tournament. Jakir Hossain of Kashaituli Samaj Kalyan Parishad was named the player of the tournament while Rajib Islam of the BKSP was selected the best goalkeeper.