The final phase of the Sheikh Kamal 2nd Bangladesh Youth Games’ 2023 will be held in the capital from February 26 to March 4 at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in Banani,
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the week-long final phase of the meet Sunday (February 26) evening at 7 pm.
President of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) and Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed will be the chief guest at the closing function on March 4 at 4:30 pm.
4000 (Under-17) promising athletes, who are qualified from the divisional level competitions of the meet, will take part in the week-long for 193 gold, 193 silver and 287 bronze medals.
Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Syed Shaheed Reza disclosed this at a press conference at the Dutch Bangladesh Auditorium of BOA on Wednesday.
Chairman of the Games media and publicity committee Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Mamun, Games Chief Co Ordinator Brigadier General Mohammad Ashrafuzzman Siddiqui, Member Secretary of the Games Steering Committee Ashiqur Rahman Miku, among others, were present on the occasion.
Earlier, an Organizing Committee was formed with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the Chief Patron, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal as the Chairman, State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russel and BOA President and Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed as Co-chairman.
The first phase of the countrywide three-tier competition was initially held in 64 districts with the participation of the sportspersons from upazila level and in the 2nd stage, the qualified sportspersons of the districts took part in the divisional level competitions ahead of the final phase of national-level meet.
The first Bangladesh Youth Games was held in 2018 where 50,000 sportspersons and officials participated in the 21 disciplines of sports.
Some 60,000 sportsperson and officials involved in 24 disciplines of sports of the three-phase 2nd version of the Bangladesh Youth Games.
Source: United News of Bangladesh