KOLKATA: East Bengal Club 100 years today. On this day in 1920 East Bengal Club was established at Kumartuli Park in North Kolkata.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the centenary year celebrations at a glittering function in Kolkata this evening. Speaking on the occasion Ms. Banerjee recalled glorious contribution of the East Bengal Club for popularizing football game in the country.
She said that the State Sports Department will also organize special programmes to mark the Centenary of East Bengal Club. Former Indian Cricket Captain Kapil Dev was given ‘Bharat Gourav’ Award at the function.
Former footballer Manaranjan Bhattacherjee and Bhaskar Ganguli were presented Life Time Achievement Awards and P. K. Banerjee was given best football coach of the Century award. The State Sports Minister Arup Biswas, Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly, present and past players were present at the function.