Ignoring Mt. Everest conqueror
Where is our sense of value? We have ignored the salutary human endeavour of Musa Ibrahim, who in his first effort climbed Mt. Everest, against a cruel environment totally unknown in Bangladesh! It is an example of determination, dedication and disciplined training that is second to none in the annals of adventure and achievement in Bangladesh!
Musa has been totally ignored, by an indifferent government which showers gifts of cash, cars and land to the cricket team which after ten years of unsuccessful toil, at last managed to beat New Zealand in a one-day series. Mind you in test cricket, which really counts, our showing is still as poor as can be! All our positive showing is against Zimbabwe. A novice, which has come to the test arena long after us! Everyone got handsome cash award plus a brand new car for the one-day series win against New Zealand! Even the reserves and those who did not play, also got the award!
It seems that the powers to be go for popular games and sports only. In contrast, this epic achievement in the history of mountain climbing, achieved by Musa Ibrahim, has gone unappreciated and unrewarded!
I would request all our daily newspapers to set up a contributory fund for rewarding Musa Ibrahim. I am sure the readers will gladly contribute to such a fund to reward the achievement of Musa Ibrahim in a handsome way that should shame the authorities for their skewed sense of values!