Abahani to observe Sheikh Kamal’s 45th death anniversary tomorrow

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DHAKA, Aug. 14, 2020 (BSS)- Abahani Limited will observe the 45th death anniversary of its founder Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tomorrow ( Saturday) at its club premises.

Abahani Limited have chalked out a daylong programme to observe the day.

The programme of the club begins today (Friday) midnight (12:01 am) with placing a wreath on Sheikh Kamal’s mural and a special munajat will be offered by the club directors, officials and the players for peace of his departed soul.

The club will hoist the national flag and club’s flag half-mast and raise the black flag atop at the club premises as a mark of respect to the martyrs of August 15, 1975 carnage.

The programmes also included Quran Khwani, food distribution among the poor and destitute after post Zuhr prayer and special prayer will be held after the post Asr prayers at the club premises.

The club officials will also pay homage by placing wreaths at Sheikh Kamal’s grave at Banani graveyard at 10:00am.

The Abahani Limited has also requested all to join tomorrow’s programs by maintaining the health protocol due to COVID-19 situation.

In another press release today, The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will also observe the 45th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members.

The BFF will organise Quran Khwani tomorrow at BFF bhaban at 10 am and food will be distributed among the poor after post Zuhr prayer.

Sheikh Kamal, one of the prominent organizers of the Liberation War and a noted sports and cultural personality, was born at Tungipara village under the then Gopalganj subdivision in 1949.

After passing the SSC from Shahin School and HSC from Dhaka College, Sheikh Kamal obtained a BA (honours) degree from the Social Science Department of Dhaka University.

He was a student of the sitar playing department of ‘Chhayanaut’, one of the sources of education in the field of art, literature and culture of Bangladesh.

He was one of the pioneers of modern football in Bangladesh and also the founder-president of Abahani Krira Chakra.Kamal, who was first trained on war course in Bangladesh, got commission in liberation force and also became ADC to General Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani, Commander-in-Chief of Bangladesh Armed Forces during the liberation war.

He was a former executive member of the central committee of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).