The East Bengal Football Club of India accorded a reception to Sayem Sobhan Anvir, Managing Director of Bashundhara Group and Chairman of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited, for his outstanding contribution to the development of sports of both countries.
The renowned football club also conferred life-term membership on him in a grand gala ceremony in Kolkata on Thursday (Feb 24).
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 the couple with jersey, uttarīya, gold coin, 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.
“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. The Bashundhara Group will sponsor the tournament,” he said.
East Bengal Football Club official Nitu Sarkar praised Sayem Sobhan Anvir for his rich eloquence and word diction.
He said East Bengal Football Club will certainly play with Sheikh Russel in Bangladesh if the schedule matches with the Indian football calendar.
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.
BDST: 1904 HRS, FEB 24, 2022