Safwan Sobhan takes helm of Sheikh Jamal (Video)

Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, has touched another milestone by taking the charge of the giant sporting camp Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited.Over two years ago, Bashundhara Group emerged as a great patron of country’s football when its Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir took the charge of another popular football club Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra.

Vice-Chairman of Bashundhara Group Safwan Sobhan was made president of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club on Wednesday at the club’s 8th Annual General Meeting held on the club premises. Ten others were made the executive committee members of the club for 2016-17 term.Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, its Managing Director and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Chairman Sayem Sobhan Anvir and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club former president Manzur Kader graced the gala event.

Kalerkantho Editor Imdadul Haque Milon, Bashundhara Group and Sheikh Jamal Club officials and journalists from different media houses also joined it.

Speaking at the event, Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan said, “Not only the two clubs — Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel, Bashundhara Group will keep contributing to overall development of the country’s football.”

“Once, I had been with Sheikh Jamal when I was a student. My elder brother Abdus Sadek was the first captain of Abahani Club. He was a member of Pakistan hockey team in 1969-70. My father was an all-India swimming champion. I was also a hockey player of then East Pakistan hockey team,” he added.

Sobhan family has long been engaged in promoting sports and playing significant role in the overall development of sports through infrastructural support, sponsoring and hosting mega events at home and abroad.

Bashundhara Group Managing Director and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Chairman Sayem Sobhan said, “Now there will be a battle between two brothers. Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel were two brothers and now we two brothers will play against each other. Any match between the two clubs will be very interesting.”

After taking over as president of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Safwan Sobhan expressed his happiness to be a part of the club.

He said, “I would like to thank the election board for selecting me as the president of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. We know that honorable Prime Minister is a sports lover. We made great achievements in the field of sports under the guidance of our premier.

“As a member of a sports-loving family, we are following her instructions. Our goal is to take football to a better position. We will do everything so that Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club can be one of the most successful clubs of the country. The club will be better and more dynamic than ever before.”

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club former president Manzur Kader said, “Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club is contributing a lot to flourishing all kinds of sporting events, particularly football. I will always cooperate with the club for its development. I hope Bashundhara Group will continue to contribute to the promotion of all kinds of sports like football, cricket, hockey and golf.”

Executive Committee

1.         Safwan Sobhan (President)

2.         Nazib Ahmed (Executive Member)

3.         Mohammad Wakil Uddin (Executive Member)

4.         Mohd. Osman Ghani Talukder (Executive Member)

5.         Mahbub ur Rahman (Executive Member)

6.         Abdullah-Al-Zahir Shapan (Executive Member)

7.         Enayetur Rahman (Executive Member)

8.         Md. Rana Shafiullah (Executive Member)

9.         Md. Iqbal Khokon (Executive Member)

10.       Feroz Alam (Executive Member)

11.       Sumon Chowdhury (Executive Member)