F4F Diversity contest

Bangladesh’s Mahir finishes second

Sports Correspondent

14 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh’s Sahahriyar Ahmed Mahir became second out of 211 contestants in the F4F World Diversity contest, a story writing competition on ecological issues organized by Football for Friendship (F4F). 

Mahir wrote about Niagara Falls. Kinley Deki Yangzom became first while Petr Rakov third. Football for Friendship wrote on their Facebook on July 6: “We are happy to announce the winners of our contest F4F World Diversity! So many stories about breathtaking places of our planet were shared. Together with the authors, we have travelled to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Russia, Togo, Canada and many other countries.

Choosing the winner was extremely difficult, though we are glad to send the presents from F4F to the following authors: Kinley Deki Yangzom about Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Choten, Shahriyar Ahmed Mahir about Niagara Falls and Petr Rakov about the Green Lake. Congratulations from all of us.”  

F4F is an annual international children’s social programme organized by Gazprom Company and supported by FIFA and UEFA. The objective of the program is to cultivate respect for different cultures and nationalities in children from different countries through football as well as to promote essential values and interest in a healthy lifestyle for the younger generation. F4F organised two contests, story writing and tree plantation, to mark the World Environment Day this year.