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Abdul Ghoni, Chandpur
Amid much fanfare and festivity, the 48th district level School-Madrasa winter sports competition in Chandpur was held at Outer Stadium on Sunday.
A total of 40 events were held, dividing competitors in 12 groups. Hassan Ali Government High School’s Headmaster Mohammed Hossain inaugurated the competition.
Athletics events which drew much attention of the viewers included long jump, high jump, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 meters sprints, javelin throwing, relay race and so on. Team events included volleyball, cricket, football, basket table tennis etc. Employees of the district secondary education office staff with the assistance of school and madrasa teachers organised the event.
Group events started at 10am. Those who secured first and second places had the opportunity to participate in the divisional phase. On January 15 and 16, the divisional level competition is scheduled in Cumilla.
Chandpur district commissioner Mohammad Jamadur Rahman was the chief guest at the certificate and prize distribution session in the afternoon. Senior district education officers distributed prizes among the winners. District assistant superintendent of police Shakila Yasmin Sucheta, general secretary of Chandpur Press Club Laxman Chandra Sutradhar were also present as special guests.
Among others, district sports officer Mohammad Jahangir Hossain, Principal of Babur Hat School and College Mosharraf Hossain, headmaster of Matripith Girls’ School Uttam Kumar, managing committee member of Goni Model School Mostaq Haider Chowdhury, headmaster Mohammad Abbas Uddin, headmaster Mohammad Abdul Quayem, headmaster Mohammad Aliya Miah, headmaster Shah Md Imran, headmaster Abdul Mannan Mia, headmaster Ganesh Chandra Das, district education officer Masudul Alam Mia, assistant Liton Kanti Das and Md Azizul Haque were present on the occasion.

Abul Kashem Simon of DN High School, sports teacher Md Jahirul Islam of Daffodil, Sairaullah of Bir Das, and sports teacher of Ahmadia Madrasa. Golam Jilani Hasan Ali Manjir Hossain, Gazi Model’s Nazir Ahmed, Osmaniya Madrasa teacher Rafiqul Islam Babu, Bir Freedom Fighter Sanaullah, Ahmadiya Madrasa Mohammad Gollam Jilani, Sholghare Nurjahan Akter, Momin Ullah Patwari Academy’s Imran Hossain were also present.