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Curtain falls on Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games tomorrowz

The curtain of the Bangabandhu 9th

Bangladesh Games falls tomorrow (Saturday) at Bangabandhu National

Stadium.

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

ceremony.

Besides, BOA Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza will deliver his

welcome speech.

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)