A Ring in Dhaka, by Suvra Kanti Das

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This is a story about a group of young boys with big dreams of being successful boxers. Most of the boys are school dropouts and live a life of uncertainity and instability. Boxing is everything for them.

There are only a few boxing gyms in Dhaka city, and in Bangladesh. Mohammad Ali National Boxing Stadium is one of the major ones. These boys practice boxing here every day, working hard to fullfil their dreams. Some of them get family support but most of them don’t. Zakir and Al-Amin are two of them. A year back, Zakir got awarded a full scholarship from the biggest sports institute BKSP but his father disapproved because of the family’s financial problems. These days he is one of the major under sixteen Boxers in Bangladesh. He won the gold medal in the last BKSP competition.

Photographs & Text: Suvra Kanti Das | Website: www.lightstalkers.org/suvra-kanti-das

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