Asian Athletics Association approved the ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Dhaka Marathon-2021’ proposed by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), said Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Thursday.
Mayor Taposh disclosed the details of the news at a view exchange meeting with members of standing committee on sports and cultural affairs, Bangladesh Olympic Association, Bangladesh Athletic Federation along with other organisers at DSCC Nagar Bhaban.He said: “We sought permission to arrange the international marathon to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of our independence on March 26, 2021. The organisation has given the approval coordinating with World Athletics organisation and added it in their calendar.”
“We want to present Dhaka in front of the world to a new model. I hope I will succeed if I get desired cooperation from all stakeholders,” he added.