SHEIKH RUSSEL KC
Birth of the Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited (SRKCL) was not an outcome of long-planned, matured or systematic actions rather from sudden outburst of an emotion-driven urge of a group of people who had exposed or unexposed political leaning towards the Awami League and extra love for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation, and his family.
People who raised voice first, placed the proposal for an organization to be needed to remember Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which was readily supported by Mr. Mohammad Shajahan Kabir, Mr. Sayed Mohammad Hasan Zaman, Mr. H M Rezaul Karim Reza, and Mr. Mohammad Khalilur Rahman and became the witnesses of that grate event (birth of the SRKCL).
“The entire event happened suddenly at the then ‘Paltan Maidan’ on August 15, 1995 where a group as big as 6 or 7 people had a gathering after special prayer for the slain members of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family,” according to Mr. Zaman, senior most among the living witnesses of the event.
Fictional playback of the shooting scene at Sheikh Russel, an innocent boy of only 10, was claimed to have made Mr. Zaman extremely down what finally had encouraged him to pronounce the new organization after the name of Sheikh Russel, youngest son of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Because of multidimensional political adversity, it did not get adequate nursing and patronization from any quarters until the Awami League’s return to power under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina back in 1996.
The year 1996 was the turning point of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited. It started acquiring State Premier’s attention and support and subsequently marked several success stories.
It clinched the Champion Trophy at the Pioneer Football League in 1996-1997, Runners-up Trophy at the 3rd Division Football League in 1999, Champion Trophy at the 2nd Division Football League in 2001, Runners-up Trophy at the Senior Division of the First Division Football League in 2002, Runners-up Trophy in the Senior Division Premier Football League in 2003, Champion Trophy at the Federation Cup Football League in 2013, Champion Trophy at Bangladesh Premier Football League in 2013, Champion Trophy at the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football Tournament in 2016 and Champion Trophy at the Table Tennis Federation Cup Tournament in 2019.