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PM stresses sports, culture to make worthy citizens
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates ‘Sheikh Rasel International Club Cup Tennis Tournament 2019’ at Ganabhaban, Dhaka on Wednesday.

PM stresses sports, culture to make worthy citizens

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday stressed the need for sports and cultural activities alongside academic pursuits to make the youths, teenagers and children as worthy citizens of the country, reports BSS.“Our target is to make the youths, teenagers and children as the worthy citizens of the country. So, it is necessary for them to take part in sports and cultural activities alongside academic pursuits to groom themselves as worthy citizens,” she said.The premier said this while opening Sheikh Russell International Club Cup Tennis Tournament, 2019 through a video conferencing at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.“The importance of sports and culture is essential to keep children away from militancy, terrorism and drugs,” she said.She went on saying, “We want our children to participate in sports and cultural competitions alongside studies for developing their sound health and mind.” The premier said sports and cultural activities instill sense of discipline, responsibility, patriotism to children which is crucial for making them as worthy citizens.She said the government was constructing mini-stadiums at each of the upazilas so that players’ can practices in proper way to nourish their talents. Mentioning herself as a sports family member, Sheikh Hasina said her grandfather Sheikh Lutfur Rahman, father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and two brothers Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Kamal were footballers.She also said wives of Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Kamal were also involved in sports. The prime minister said her go...

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