Pranjal’s struggle boosts Ujjwal Halder, “Never Stop!”

Ujjwal Halder is expecting to get a chance of officiating I-League/ISL Matches

Being selected his name in the AFC elite panel list as fourth Bengali Referee, Ujjwal Halder confessed his senior colleague Pranjal Banerjee’s name as a guardian cum mentor. He acknowledged “In every step of my career, I always try to pursuit his valuable advices, crucial tips before facing everyday challenges. I heartily observed Pranjal’s high time in the year of 2015 to fight against his crushing betrayal of luck with his father’s recent demise and power to obey the weight of his responsibility to officiate AFC match within a week of the incident. Such unimaginable dedication sparked a spirit into my growing minds”. Yesterday, He got a call from Pranjal Banerjee where he was advised “keep fighting and never stop, you have to move forward”. He added, "I enhance my patience everyday by reading newspapers and continue getting motivated by watching films like 'Dangal', 'M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' etc.

Ujjwal Halder, a young spirit from Chandmari district of Kalyani dreamed to swear national jersey. However, a severe accident tried to stop his rhythmic journey. Remarkably, he successfully overcome all the repugnancy and now he started shining his name as a competent match official not only in the domestic arena but also in the international level. He served as an Assistant Referee in 50 CFL matches and officiated the same in 100 matches. When Ujjwal Halder was recalling his preceding refereeing days then he shared 2016 Calcutta Football League match between Mohun Bagan and Tollygunge Agragami match as a turning point in his career. In this very time, he had to walk through the toughest phase of his life, as Ujjwal’s mother was severely ill and hospitalized. The capacity to keep himself cool and quiet, he learnt from his idol Pranjal was applied possibly. Interestingly, two goals of Prabir Das and Azharuddin Mallick in favour of Green and Maroon brigade were treated as offside by him. This led to a chaotic ambience in after match.

In spite of these he made an appeal to the mothers of upcoming young talents of Bengal to densely encourage their children for kicking off into the ground.

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