East Bengal Football Club accord reception to Sayem Sobhan
The East Bengal Football Club of India accorded reception to Chairman of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited Sayem Sobhan Anvir, also Managing Director of Bashundhara Group, for his outstanding contribution to the development of sports of the both countries.
The renowned football club also conferred life-term membership on him at a grand gala ceremony in Kolkata of India on Thursday.
Sabrina Sobhan, Director of Bashundhara Group and wife of Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir, was also present on the occasion.
Marking the occasion, East Bengal Football Club presented jerseys, uttariyas, gold coins, fruits, sweets, Panjabi and Sari.
Addressing the programme, Sayem Sobhan Anvir hailed the East Bengal Football Club authorities for showing unprecedented recognition, love and magnanimity.
He called for fostering a rare unity among the people of Bangladesh and West Bengal based on language and sports.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir also invited the East Bengal Football Club to play a tournament with Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra.
“We belong to a common language, Bengali. Let us be united through sports. I would like to have a tournament between Sheikh Russel and East Bengal Football Club. The Bashundhara Group will sponsor the tournament,” he said.
He said East Bengal Football Club would be sure to play with Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra, giving an intimation of upcoming collaboration between two leading sports clubs.
East Bengal club secretary Kalyan Majumdar, vice-president Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta and All India Football Federation senior vice president Subrata Dutta, among others, were present.
Source : The New Nation