KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club on Friday bestowed the honour of the Shan-e-Mohammedan to Mr. Manas Bhattacharya for his overall contributions towards the 127-year-old club.
The Shan-e-Mohammedan is the Lifetime Achievement Award of Mohammedan Sporting Club, which is awarded annually to respect and laud indispensable contribution of football players to the club.
“I am extremely honored to be receiving such an prestigious award. I can safely say that I never thought I would be standing here and receiving this award. Let me tell you that it is not just my sole effort that has brought me here, it would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my seniors and my colleagues. I sincerely thank everyone for helping me reach a stage where I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement.” Bhattacharya said after receiving the award and a sum of Rs. 1 lakh at the Iftar Party organized by Mohammedan Sporting Club at Haj House in Park Circus, Kolkata.
Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Jb. Firhad Hakim and Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Shri. Subrata Mukherjee graced the occasion respectively as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor.
Also present on the occasion were former India football skipper Dipendu Biswas, tennis legend Akhtar Ali, Mohammedan Sporting Club President Jb. Mohammed Amiruddin (Bobby), Working President Jb. Jameel Manzar, General Secretary Jb. Mohammed Qamaruddin, Assistant General Secretary Jb. Ishtiaque Ahmed, Football Secretary Jb. Sharique Ahmed, Ground Secretary Jb. Ghazal uz Zafar, Treasurer Jb. Shahid Rashid, Senior Official Jb. Iqbal Ahmed, Youth Development Chairman Jb. Hasnain Ahmed, Team Manager Jb. Belal Ahmed Khan and all other executive committee members.