Friday, 12 August, 2022

Sheikh Kamal a symbol of eternal youth: Speaker

Sheikh Kamal a symbol of eternal youth: Speaker

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury on Saturday said that Sheikh Kamal would live for from generation to generation as a symbol of eternal youth, reports BSS.

“Bangladesh’s emerging multi-dimensional talent Sheikh Kamal was a shining star in sports, culture and theater... He was an established dramatist, player and organiser,” she said.

Kamal had set a precedent of far-reaching dreams, dedication and ambition by establishing modern clubs like Abahani and he was the first to bring in foreign coaches and try to present the local sports in the world arena, she added.

The speaker said these at a panel discussion titled “Remembering Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal: Role of Youth and Sports in Promoting Peace, Tolerance and Nation Building”. The discussion was organized by Bangladesh High Commission at Impression Events Venue, Miller Road, London marking the 73rd birth anniversary of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal.

She paid tributes to Captain Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait and inaugurated a photo exhibition organized on the martyred freedom fighter Sheikh Kamal, said a press release.

The speaker said Sheikh Kamal was very modest despite being the son of the President and he lived a very simple life.

The panel discussion was moderated by the Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UK M Saida Mona Tasnim. It was joined by young British Bangladeshi sports and culture enthusiast Miraj Sadat, young British Ukrainian sports fan Albert Edward Salimov, prominent British Bangladeshi community member Syed Sajidur Rahman Farooq and Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association Ambassador Syed Shahed Reza.

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sh M Rezaul Karim also spoke as a special guest on the occasion.