PM Hasina joined the award ceremony virtually
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday distributed Sheikh Kamal National Sports Council (NSC) Award-2021 to 10 sports personalities and two organizations through a virtual function.
On behalf of the premier, Senior Secretary of Youth and Sports Ministry Akhter Hossain handed over the awards to them under seven categories at the Shaheed Sheikh Kamal Auditorium of the National Sports Council.
The prime minister joined the award ceremony virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence.
Mahfuza Khatun Shila (swimming), Ruman Sana (archery), and Mabia Akter Simanto (weightlifting) received the award in the athlete category.
Akbar Ali (captain of the U-19 Cricket World Cup winning team), Fahad Rahman (chess), and Unnati Khatun (football) got the award in the emerging athlete category.
Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin was given the lifetime honor award.
Manzoor Quader and Kya Shai Hra got the award in sports organizer category, while Muhammad Kamruzzaman in the sports journalist category.
Bangladesh Cricket Board received the award in the Federation/Association/Organization category while Walton received it in the sports patron/sponsor category.
In the event, a documentary titled "Sheikh Kamal: Uttal Taronyer Nabik” was screened focusing on the life and works of the sports organizer.
State Minister for Youth and Sports and NSC Chairman Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, now on a foreign trip, spoke at the event, joining it virtually.
Besides, two sports organizers – manager of the Swadhin Bangla Football Team Tanvir Mazahar Islam Tanna and Youth and Sports Secretary of Awami League Harunur Rashid – highlighted the life and works of Sheikh Kamal.