The curtain of the Bangabandhu 9th
Bangladesh Games falls tomorrow (Saturday) at Bangabandhu National
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is virtually expected to present
in the closing ceremony as the chief guest while State Minister for
Youth and Sports Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP, will physically
present in the venue as the special guest.
Chief of Army Staff and BOA president General Aziz Ahmed SPB, BSP,
BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, will virtually preside over the closing
Besides, BOA Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza will deliver his
The BOA has organized the games marking the birth centenary of
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the
country’s golden jubilee of independence.
Nearly 5,300 sportsmen from all over the country took part in 31
disciplines of sports for 1,271 medals including 378 gold at separate
twenty nine venues of seven district across the country.
The game was originally scheduled to take place last year but it
was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. However this time Bangabandhu
9th Bangladesh Games is being held smoothly in compliance with all
kinds of health protocol.
The torch relay of the Games got underway from Tungipara, Gopalganj.
Twenty sports stars, split into ten groups, carried the torch from
the birthplace of Bangabandhu to the BNS. Prominent golfer Siddikur
Rahman and SA Games double-gold medallist swimmer Mahfuza Akter Shila
ignited the torch of the Games on the day of inauguration ceremony.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the Games through
a glittering ceremony.
However, before the official opening on April 1, the games were
rolled into the field with some events like football, cricket and
hockey. And in the last these few days, the whole country was crazy
with various sports.
There was a festive mood in every venue. There was a lot of
enthusiasm among the athletes for the games because many athletes had
taken preparation for this biggest domestic extravaganza.
Bangladesh Cricket Board Blue team won first gold in the women’s
cricket of Bangladesh Games while the men’s teams are also expected to
win gold. In the tomorrow’s men’s cricket final Varendra North Zone
and Jahangirabad Central Zone vie for the coveted gold medal deciding
match to be held at the Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium in Barishal.
Country’s biggest multi-sports event now on the verge of end. The
closing ceremony has been shortened to due to COVID-19 surge. The
curtain of the games falls through a two-hour closing ceremony.
The BNS gate will be opened for the spectators at 5.30 pm. The
closing ceremony begins with holly Quran ‘Tilawat’ which will be
followed by national anthem.
Like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will be a featured
laser show. The mascot of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games, the symbol of
peace, the pigeon will be seen on the field. And finally the torch
will be extinguished. Then again waiting for another game.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)