The National Sports Council (NSC) will hand over its newly introduced "Sheikh Kamal National Sports Council Award" Thursday.
The ICC Under-19 World Cup Cricket champions Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali has been picked for the annual sports awards in the emerging sportsman category, famed archer Ruman Shana in sportsman category, and Mohammad Quamruzzaman in journalist category.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will grace the award distribution ceremony at Sheikh Kamal Auditorium of NSC Tower Thursday at 11am as the chief guest and will hand over the awards to 10 sportsmen, journalists, organisers and two organisations through a virtual platform.
Each award comes with Tk1 lakh, a crest and a certificate.
State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russell disclosed this at a press conference arranged on the occasion of the 72nd birthday celebration of Sheikh Kamal and Sheikh Kamal NSC awards distribution programme at the NSC conference room today.
Recipients of Sheikh Kamal award
Lifetime achievement: Kazi M Salahuddin
Sportsmen: Ruman Shana (archery), Mahfuza Khatun Shila (swimming) and Mabia Akhter Simanta (weightlifting)
Emerging sportsman: Akbar Ali (cricket), Fahad Rahman (chess), and Unnoti Khatun (football)
Organisers: Monjur Kader (Sheikh Jamal DC) and Kyaw Shwe Hla (karate)
Journalist: Mohammad Quamruzzaman
Organisation: Bangladesh Cricket Board