Athletic

International Sports Day observed

DHAKA, April 6, 2017 (BSS)-The International Sports Day 2017 was observed through a festive atmosphere today (Thursday), said a press release today.

On occasion of Sports Day, a rally was brought out in the city participated by athletes, sports organizers and sports concern to make the event a success.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder MP was present in the rally as chief guest. Deputy Minister on Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy MP and Parliamentary Standing Committee's chairman Zahid Ahasan Russel MP were present as special guests.

Youth and Sports Secretary M Asadul Islam presided over the ceremony.

The rally began from Sheikh Russel Roller Skating complex adjoining Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) after a fabulous opening ceremony and concluded at BNS after passing through zero point, secretariat, press club and Palton intersection.

In the program, cheques were handed over to SA Games gold winners Mahfuza Khatun Shila, Mabia Akter Simanto and Shakil Ahmed.

The International Sports Day was observed the first time in Bangladesh.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)