The Minister of Social Welfare and Joint General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League said that sports should be taken forward. Deepu Moni. He said that we want a smart Bangladesh, the 4 pillars of that smart Bangladesh are smart citizens. And that smart citizen should be a healthy person in body and mind. All his potential must be developed. That is why there is no alternative to sports.
He said these things while addressing the chief guest at the final game and prize distribution ceremony of the second division Cricket League-2023 at Chandpur Stadium on Friday evening.
Dipu Moni said, ‘Sheikh Hasina is Bangabandhu’s daughter. It is very difficult to find a sportsman statesman like him. During the last 15 years during his government, the sport has improved in all areas and it has caught everyone’s attention. It is our expectation that Bangladesh will do better in sports under his leadership in the future.
Social welfare minister said, ‘We know the father of the nation. He himself was a sportsman, his father was also a sportsman and the entire family of the father of the nation are good sportsmen and sports organizers. Because Sheikh Kamal is the most significant sports organizer of the post-independence period of Bangladesh. Because the organization created by him is currently working in every sports field as the largest significant organization in Bangladesh.
The minister said, ‘If the sports are not regular, the training of the players is not regular. Their enthusiasm for playing is not there and it is not practiced. Arrangements will be made that sports continue throughout the year in Chandpur.’
Dipu Moni said, ‘I got a lot of good news by coming to this event today. In U-16 cricket, we won the division. They will definitely do well at the national level. In our football under-17 national level goalkeeper is our jasmine here. Again, the goalkeeper at the U-16 national level in football is our daughter Meghla from Chandpur. That is why we people of Chandpur are proud. So our Meghna Par girls are protecting everything now. Hopefully our girls will do better.’
Earlier, Sheikh Kamal Sports Academy vs Team Dakatiya participated in the final game at 11 am. Sheikh Kamal Red batted first and scored 93 runs losing all wickets. In reply, Team Dakatiya lost 2 wickets in 4 balls from 11 overs and won the title of champions by 8 wickets.
Deputy Commissioner and District Sports Association President Kamrul Hasan presided over the prize distribution ceremony. Additional Superintendent of Police (Administration and Finance) Sudipta Roy, Municipal Mayor Md. spoke as special guests. Zillur Rahman. Zahidul Islam Roman, Vice President of District Sports Association gave the welcome address.
Chandpur District Awami League Vice President Dr. JR Wadud Tipu, Organizing Secretary Tafazzal Hossain Sdu Patwari, District Sports Association General Secretary Golam Mostafa and other invited guests were present on the occasion.