South Korea has donated 190 Taekwondo equipment to Bangladesh Taekwondo Federation (BTF), which includes 40 sets of headgears, body protectors, arm guards and leg guards respectively as well as 30 sets of kicking paddles.
A handover ceremony of the equipment was held on Wednesday (September 22) at the National Sports Complex of Bangladesh with the presence of Korean Ambassador Lee Jang-keun and Kazi Morshed Hossain Kamal, President of Bangladesh Taekwondo Federation (BTF), Mahmudul Islam Rana, Secretary General of BTF and Lee Ju-sang, Korean Taekwondo Grand Master.
Ambassador Lee also said that in the unprecedented difficult time due to the corona pandemic, Taekwondo is helping young people to guard themselves against the virus both physically and mentally.
The number of people practicing Taekwondo in Bangladesh has been continuously growing during the past decades and now around 9000 people are learning and practicing at 56 Do-jangs or Taekwondo clubs across the country constantly producing medalists at major regional and world sports events.
In particular, Taekwondo is widely enjoyed among the youth of Bangladesh including girls.
In order to stimulate interest and passion for Taekwondo in Bangladesh, the Korean Government has been providing various supports by dispatching a Taekwondo master and regularly offering Taekwondo uniforms and practicing gears.