Athletic

PM opens 9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games-2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today

inaugurated the 9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games-2020, marking the

“Mujib Borsho” coinciding with the country’s golden jubilee of

independence and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur

Rahman.

The PM inaugurated the extravaganza virtually from her official

Ganabhaban residence in the capital this evening.

Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has organized the grand opening

ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital.

A total of 5,300 athletes will vie for the 1,271 medals in 378

events of 31 disciplines in 29 venues across seven divisional cities

and in the capital till April 10. The games will be hosted under full

scale scrutiny of Covid-19.

The games were scheduled to be held in April last year, but the

organizers’ postponed the game in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, and

BOA President and Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed spoke on the

occasion. BOA Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza gave the welcome

address.

An audio-visual presentation on ‘Bangladesh in sports’ was screened

followed by playing the country’s national anthem on the occasion.

All athletes later greeted the prime minister by waving their hands.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)