Monday, 30 January, 2023

New generation should know about culture, tradition: Hasan

New generation should know about culture, tradition: Hasan
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud speaks at the inaugural ceremony of the traditional ‘Bali Khela’ organised by Chattogram-Samity Dhaka at Government Physical Education College of Mohammadpur in the capital on Saturday. —SUN PHOTO

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said the new generation should know about the culture, heritage and tradition of the country and for this the traditional ‘Jobbarer Bolikhela’ has been organised in the capital, reports BSS.

The minister said this while addressing the annual fair and mejban and inaugurating the bolikhela, a traditional form of wrestling in Bangladesh, particularly popular in the Chattogram,  organised by Chattogram Samity- Dhaka on Physical Education College ground.

Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun and Chattogram Zila Parished Chairman ATM Piarul Islam, among others, were present in the function with samity president Joynul Abedin in the chair.

Hasan said Abdul Jabbar Saodagor from Chattogram, arranged a boli khela to cultivate a sport that would prepare the youth to fight against the British rule. Since then the Jabbarer bolikhela is famous as a part of the history of the port city, he added.

The minister extended thanks to the organisers for organising the bolikhela and the participants as well.

He said the bolikhela is also a part of the culture and tradition of Chattogram. “We will also arrange ‘garur lorai’ (bulls fighting), another traditional game of Chattogram in future,” said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.

Later, the minister handed over prizes among the winners and runners up.

Jiban Boli from Chwakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district became champion.