PM inaugurates Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games

Sports Correspondent

2 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PM inaugurates Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games

A sparkling fireworks display is seen during the inaugural ceremony of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Thursday. — Reaz Ahmed Sumon

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday virtually inaugurated the curtain of the country’s biggest multi-sports event ‘Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games’ named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at her official residence Gonobhaban in the capital.

 The Prime Minister is also the chief patron of the games. She greeted all involved with the games including organisers, participating athletes, and officials. She also advised to strictly follow the health measures during the Games. 

BOA secretary general Syed Shahed Reza delivered a maiden speech

while BOA president and Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed delivered a welcome speech. Aziz thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ministers, sponsors, journalists and others involved with the games for helping them to arrange the meet. State minister for youth and sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP also gave a speech.

A total of 5300 athletes are competing for 1271 medals in the 378 events of 31 disciplines. The events of games will take place at 29 venues of 7 divisions.