The Sheikh Kamal 45th National Athletics Championship’ 2021, marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the silver jubilee of the country’s Independence, begins on Monday (January 3) at Bangladesh Army Stadium in Banani here.
State Minister for Social Welfare M Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru will inaugurate the 3-day meet at 3 pm Monday. Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympics Association Syed Shaheed Reza will be the special guest on the occasion.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Athletics Federation Advocate Abdur Rokib Montu disclosed the details of the meet at a press conference at the conference room of Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
Some 400 men’s and women’s athletes from 64 districts, eight divisions, universities, education boards, BKSP, BJMC and other affiliated organizations will participate in the 40-event national meet—22 for men’s and 18 for the women’s.
Four new events for the women’s –-5000-meter, 10,000-meter runs, 400 meter hurdles and triple jump– are included in this year’s meet and photo finished technology will be introduced in the meet for time.
The federation will award first, second and third prizes to the winners of every l events with Tk 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 respectively while the record holder athletics will be honoured with cash prize of Tk 5,000.
Source: United News of Bangladesh