Sadman Saqib, senior reporter of Channel 24, has won the Tawfiq Aziz Khan Trophy for the year 2021 of Bangladesh Sports Press Association’s (BSPA) 'Max-BSPA sports journalist of the Year 20-2021.
The BSPA organized an award ceremony in recognition of the journalist for the best sports journalists at a city hotel on Friday last evening. Sadman Saqib won the Tawfiq Aziz Khan trophy and a check of Taka 50,000 by getting the highest marks from the independent judging panel.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel,MP, handed over the prizes to the winners as the chief guest while Max Group’s Chairman Engineer Golam Mohammad Alamgir was the special guest on the occasion.
Under the patronization of Max Group, BSPA has organized this event to recognize journalists for the seventh time in a row. This time awards were given in eight categories. Channel 24's Sadman Saqib won the Bodi-uz-Zaman trophy in 2021 for exclusive report. The first runner-up award in this category went to Samiur Rahman, senior reporter of Business Post while Rahenur Islam of Daily Kaler Kantha was given the runner-up award.
Sadman Saqib won the Abdul Hamid Trophy for series report. The first runner-up award was given to Dhaka Post’s senior reporter Arafat Zubayer while the second runner-up award went to freelancer Tofail Ahmed.
This time, separate awards were given to print-online and electronic media in an interview and feature category. Rahenur Islam won the Ataul Haque Mallick trophy in the print and online category of interview.
The Daily Prothom Alo’s sports in-charge Tarek Mahmood was the first runner-up in this category while Dhaka Post’s senior reporter Arafat Zubayer, was given the second runner-up award.
The Daily Prothom Alo’s special correspondent Masud Alam won the Ranjit Biswas trophy award in print and online in the feature/documentary category. The first runner-up award went to Bodiuzzaman Milon of the Daily Prothom Alo while Rasedul Islam of the same organization was given the second runner-up award.
Machranga TV’s staff reporter Faria Afsana Kanta won the Ranjit Biswas Trophy award in the electronic media feature/documentary category. Channel 24's senior reporter AKM Faizul Islam was named as the first runners-up while the second runner-up went to ATN Bengal’s senior reporter SM Ashraful Alam.
The Daily New Age's staff photojournalist Sourav Lashkar won the Badrul Huda Trophy as the best in sports photography 2021 category. The first runner-up award went to The Daily Prothom Alo’s special photojournalist Shamsul Haque Tengku The Daily Kaler Kanta’s special Photojournalist Meer Farid got the second runner-up award.
On the occasion of the World Sports Journalist Day, three sports writers and senior sports journalists -- Sarwar Hossain, Kamrun Nahar Dana and M Mohiuddin Palash -- has been honored on the occasion presided by BSPA’s president Sanat Babla.
BSPA’s general secretary Samon Hossain, BSPA’s former presidents Dulal Mahmud, Hasan Ullah Khan Rana and Mustafa Mamun, were among others, also present on the occasion.
In the event, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, also announced the equivalent monetary awards for the awardees who won the cash award on the occasion of BSPA.
He extended his heartfelt congratulations to all the award winners and also greeted the girls who recently won the maiden trophy of SAAF Women’s Football Championship.
The State Minister also thanked the BSPA for arranging such a beautiful program.
Those who earlier won the Tawfiq Aziz Khan Trophy are Azad Mazumder (2015), Riyasad Azim (2016), Noman Mohammad (2017), Tarek Mahmood (2018), Mohammad Sekandar Ali (2019) and Masud Alam (2020)