Ehsan Rana, Faridpur: Faridpur district administration celebrated the 73rd birth anniversary of freedom fighter martyr Captain Sheikh Kamal, one of the organizers and sports and cultural personality, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On August 5, 1949, Sheikh Kamal, a multidimensional creative talent, was born in Tungipara, Gopalganj. As a dedicated, struggling and ideological activist of Chhatra League, he played a heroic role in the 1969 mass uprising and 1971 liberation war. Later, he devoted himself to rebuilding the post-independence war-torn Bangladesh and improving the fortunes of the backward groups of the society. He is also one of the founders of Abahani Krirachakra, one of the sports organizations of the subcontinent, and Dhaka Theatre. On the occasion of celebrating the birthday of martyr Captain Sheikh Kamal, the pioneer of modern sports and culture movement of Bangladesh, Deputy Commissioner of Faridpur Atul Sarkar laid wreath at the portrait of martyr Captain Sheikh Kamal at Ambika Maidan at 8 am. After that, social, cultural and political leaders along with various public and private institutions of the district offered wreaths. Before this, the program started with a 1-minute silence in memory of martyr Captain Sheikh Kamal and his family. A discussion meeting was held at the district administration conference room at 10:30 pm. Faridpur Deputy Commissioner Atul Sarkar was the chief guest at the discussion meeting on the life and work of martyred Captain Sheikh Kamal. Among others, Additional Superintendent of Police Jamal Pasha, District Awami League President Shamim Haque, General Secretary Mohd Istiaq Arif, Sadar Upazila Chairman Abdur Razzak, heroic freedom fighter Abul Faiz, women leader Jharna Hasan and officials of various government departments, social and cultural personalities including Awami League. On the occasion of the day, among other programs, essay-writing competition, painting competition, photography and documentary exhibition, district-wide sapling distribution program were celebrated with the participation of students on the biography of martyred Captain Sheikh Kamal by the initiative of the district administration. Besides, banners and festoons are displayed at important places in the city. In the afternoon, a football match was held at the Sheikh Jamal Stadium on the occasion of the birth anniversary of martyred Captain Sheikh Kamal.