Athletics fed raises funds for needy athletes

Sports Correspondent

22 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Athletics Fed-eration is raising a fund for the country’s needy athletes, trainers and athletics work-ers who are currently facing hard situations during the lockdown.

BAF General Secretary Advocate Abdur RakibMontu wrote on social media, “Last year we raised a fund, under supervision of BAF President ASM Ali Kabir, to help needy athletes, trainers and athletics workers. We have also decided to extend our hands to them.

“Former javelin thrower Nargis Parvin from Khulna hasbeensufferingfromabrain tumour.WewillprovideherTk 10,000 from the fund now.”

Last year, BAF raised a fund of Tk 9 lakh and distrib-uted the amount among the country’s 200 needy athletes, coaches,referees,groundsmen as well as sports journalists.