Bangladesh’s celebrated archer Ruman Shana has been promoted to the post of Lance Naik of Bangladesh Ansar & VDP.
Director general of Ansar & VDP major general Kazi Sharif Kaikobad adorned badges to Shana, recognising his achievements in archery on Tuesday at the headquarters of the force in Khilgaon area.
Besides, vice-president of Bangladesh Olympic Association and parliament member Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, additional director general of Ansar & VDP brigadier general AKM Asif Iqbal, director of Sports and Culture Nurul Hasan Faridi and other distinguished personalities were present on the occasion.
‘We recognise our athletes every year. We have promoted Ruman Shana to Lance Naik recognising his achievements in SA Games and other international events. Hopefully, he will continue his performance in the upcoming Bangabandhu Games and will bring glory for Ansar & VDP,’ said major general Kazi Sharif Kaikobad.
After getting promoted, Shana said, ‘I belong to a middle class family. The promotion will increase my salary and allowances. It will be helpful for my mother and family.’
The 24-year-old archer from Khulna has created history in the country’s sports arena by securing a spot in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 from the World Archery Championship in the Netherlands on June last year.
With the feat, Shana became the second Bangladeshi athlete to qualify in the Olympics on merit after golfer Siddikur Rahman, who took part in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Shana also claimed first bronze medal in the world meet beating celebrated Dutch archer Van Den Berg Sjef in the quarterfinal after beating two-time world champion Kim Woojin of South Korea in the elimination round.
The feat boosted his morale and the Khulna boy made a new history in the 13th South Asian Games in Nepal on December.
Shana secured total of three gold medals -- two in teams events and one in singles events – along with his two other teammates Eti Khatun and Md Sohel Rana.
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