Sheikh Kamal a beacon of inspiration for the youth
Washington, DC: 5 September 2017
Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin has said Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, dedicated himself to the youth development and guide them to be good citizens by involving them in the world of sports and culture.
‘He was a beacon of inspiration and hope for the youth of the country,’ the Ambassador said at a function marking the first ever Sheikh Kamal Memorial USA Western Regional Championship Tournament in Los Angeles on 3 September. Six teams from the states of Southern California, Northern California, Seattle-Washington, Utah, Colorado and Arizona participated in the tournament.
Ambassador Ziauddin said Sheikh Kamal revived and resurrected new life in both sports and culture after the war of liberation in 1971 and founded Abohani Krira Chakra Club and Spondon Shilpi Gosthi. His presence brought a breath of fresh air to the sporting and cultural world, the envoy recalled.
The Ambassador noted that the interest and encouragement that Sheikh Kamal exuded immediately after Bangladesh’s independence contributed significantly to the growth, development and progress of cricket in the country. ÔThe motion that he set forth, through the years, gained in momentum to reach Bangladesh cricket to where it is today’.
Sponsors and organizers of the Sheikh Kamal memorial cricket tournament, cricketers and participants, a large number of cricket fans and admirers of Sheikh Kamal attended the function.
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