Country’s sports fraternity celebrated the 74th birth anniversary of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) arranged a special prayer for her long and healthy life at National Cricket Academy ground on the occasion of the day. BCB also distributed food among needy and orphans there. BCB President Nazmul Hassan and other officials were present in the program.Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) celebrated the day with a dua mahfil, cake-cutting and tree-plantation programs at the Mujib Corner of BFF house in the capital. BFF President Kazi Salahuddin, senior vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy, vice-president Kazi Nabil Ahmed, general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag, executive committee members, officials and others were present there.
Besides, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, Rugby federation, cricketers Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarker, national football team captain Jamal Bhuiyan, footballer Sohel Rana, archer Ruman shana, women national football team players and other distinguished sports personalities wished Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a very happy birthday on their respective social media pages or accounts.
Bashundhara Kings, Lt Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra, Bangladesh Police Football Club and other clubs and teams also wished Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through their respective social media fan pages.
Earlier, South Asian Chess Council (SACC), Golden Sporting Chess Club and Canadian University of Bangladesh jointly arranged Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament from September 24 to September 26 to mark Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 74th birth anniversary. A total of 74 chess players including 17 grandmasters from 15 nations took part in the three-day tournament.