Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided Tk 5 lakh to footballer Unnoti Khatun. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP handed over a cheque to Unnoti at the conference room of the National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday.
Sports Secretary Akhtar Hossain, IGP Dr Benazir Ahmed and NSC Secretary Masood Karim were also present there.Sports Minister also handed a yearly sports allowance of Tk 24,000 over to the young footballer on behalf of Bangabandhu Krirashebi Kalyan Foundation (BKKF).
The footballer from Jhenaidah thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the sports ministry for supporting her in the hard situation.
“We’re very lucky that we have a sports-friendly Prime Minister. I’m grateful to her and the Sports Minister,” she told media.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina allocated Tk 3 crore to help the country's needy athletes. She also provided Tk 10 crore to BKKF.
Unnoti, who represented Khulna Division in Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib National Under-17 Gold Cup last February, became the best player of the tournament.
The young booter from Jhenaidah was also playing for Nasrin Football Academy in the ongoing Tricotex Women’s Football League.