Kolkata, India, January 23, 2020: Athletes from twenty seven teams like Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Pioneer, Sodepore ACC, Police, Serampore SSA etc came together for the annual Athlete Meet held at the Mohun Bagan Club grounds today.
On the other hand, it was also the birthday of Club president Swapan Sadhan Bose. Mohun Bagan club ground was flooded with athletes and supporters since the morning. The event was inaugurated by the Finance Secretary Mr. Debasish Dutta and Assistant Secretary Mr. Satyajit Chattopadhyay. A total of 448 athletes took part in ten different events. Mohun Bagan became champions by securing 122 points and securing the first position in nine out of the ten events. East Bengal, who recently lost to Mohun Bagan in the football derby,failed to create any major impact in athletics too.
Many athletes like Bapi Sheikh, Bidisha Kundu caught the eye with their brilliant performances.
Amidst all the athletic events, Mohun Bagan supporters were also found to be ecstatically cheering for their football team for their I-league match against Neroca . Mohun Bagan won the match 3-0 .
Overall it was a great day for Mariners. On the occasion of his birthday, club president Swapan Sadhan Bose cut cake and later awarded medals to the winners of the athlete meet in the prize distribution ceremony. Besides participants, ten ex-coaches and ex-athletes were felicitated. Among them were the likes of Dronacharya Kuntal Roy, Soma Biswas, Kalyan Choudhury etc. There was a beautiful flower show which grabbed the eyeballs of one and all.