Staff Reporter : Additional Divisional Commissioner of Sylhet Division, Devjit Singh said, leadership qualities were being observed in Sheikh Russell. He was as smart as he was daring. He loved people. Had he lived, the nation would have found him another worthy successor of Bangabandhu.
He also said that the assassins killed this promising child, who was only 11 years old, because they saw the reflection of Bangabandhu in Sheikh Russell.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the discussion meeting organized by the Sylhet divisional administration and district administration on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sheikh Russell, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The meeting was organized at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium on Tuesday morning. Deputy Commissioner Mojibor Rahman presided over it. Special guests were Range DIG Mofiz Uddin Ahmed PPM, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Nisharul Arif, District Superintendent of Police Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Awami League Metropolitan President FF Masuk Uddin Ahmed, Acting District President Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury and Metropolitan General Secretary Professor Zakir Hossain. District Cultural Officer Asit Baran Das Gupta conducted the program.
Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, Additional DIG Faisal Mahmood, Deputy Director of Local Government Department Md Mamunur Rashid, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Mohammad Anwar Sadat, Additional District Magistrate Md Imrul Hasan, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Tausheef Ahmad, President of Sylhet District Press Club Al Azad and District Child Affairs Officer Saidur Rahmantan Bhuya and others were present in the discussion meeting.
At the end of the meeting, a cultural program was organized by the District Art Academy.
Before this, people from all walks of life, including the brave freedom fighters and political leaders and Govt officers offered floral tributes to Sheikh Russell’s temporary portrait in the premises of the Deputy Commissioner’s office.
Later, a colorful procession left the premises of the District Commissioner’s office and passed through Bandar, Zindabazar and Chowhatta and ended at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium in Rikabibazar.