05 Aug 2022, 20:05

Nation always remember Sheikh Kamal's contribution in sports, cultural arena:  Khaleque

KHULNA, August 5, 2022 (BSS) - Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) 
Talukder Abdul Khaleque today said nation will remember the contribution of 
Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh 
Mujibur Rahman, in the country's sports and cultural arena.

"An organiser of the Liberation War, also a veteran freedom fighter Captain 
Sheikh Kamal devoted his life for establishing modern football, cricket, 
basketball, tennis as well as engaged himself with practice of music, acting, 
debate and extempore speech until his assassination," he said while speaking 
as the chief guest marking the 73rd birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal 
organised by Khulna District Administration at the DC's conference room.

Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md Zillur Rahman Chowdhury, Administrator of 
Khulna Zila Parishad Sheikh Harun-ur Rashid, Superintendent of Khulna 
district Police Md Mahbub Hossain and General Secretary of city unit Awami 
League Babul Rana addressed as special guests with DC Md Moniruzzaman 
Talukder in the chair.

Former Commander of City unit Muktijoddha Command Council FF Alamgir Kabir 
and former President of Khulna Press Club S M Zahid Hossain addressed the 
discussion meeting while Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) SM Sadekur 
Rahman delivering the welcome speech. 

Sheikh Kamal was a very familiar cultural personality and sports organiser in 
the arena of sports and drama at Dhaka University campus, he said.

Mayor also paid tributes to the valiant freedom fighter and August 15, 1975 
carnage martyr Captain Sheikh Kamal on his birth anniversary by placing 
wreath at his portrait. 

A doa mahfil was also held seeking divine blessings and eternal peace for the 
departed soul of Sheikh Kamal and his other family members. 

Later, the Mayor distributed sapling of different tree plants among players 
of different sports club at the collectorate building ground.

Meanwhile, Khulna City Corporation (KCC), City and District Unit Awami League 
have observed various programmes for marking the day.

Leaders and activists of Awami League paid tributes at the portrait of Sheikh 
Kamal at the party office followed by a discussion meeting and doa mahfil. 



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