NEW DELHI, July 29: East Bengal has marked a century of its existence in the football arena and one of the most decorated clubs of India is leaving no stone unturned to celebrate this special occasion.
The Kolkata giants have already designed their centenary year jersey to make the occasion memorable. On Sunday, the club fans participated in a rally from Kumartuli to East Bengal club to celebrate the club’s 100 years.
The fans defied all the odds on a rainy day as they marched raising slogans for the club and unleashing their emotions. Supporters were seen carrying huge flags of the club as Kolkata witnessed an army of red and gold.
Dancers and bands created a unique panorama of the celebration. The procession resulted in a huge traffic disruption but that did not deter the passion of onlookers, who were also seen cheering the fans.
The supporters raised slogans in support of former EB footballer Alvito d’Cunha, who also participated in the procession and were seen taking selfies with fans.
Former Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia also graced the occasion with his presence.
East Bengal will officially kick-start their season on August 3 in the Durand Cup where they take on Army Red football team. (ToI)