State Minister for Public Administration Farad Hossain said students should be made interested in extracurricular activities alongside academic education to make them good citizens.
He was speaking as chief guest at the opening ceremony of 38th Annual Sports Competition of Bangladesh Karmachari Kallyan Board on Government Physical Education College premises in the city on Friday.
He also said sports competitions should be arranged regularly in every educational institution to help them build as good future citizens.
Besides study, he said, students need to participate in sports to stay fit and healthy.
He continued under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now Bangladesh has reached to the doorstep of Bangabandhu’s dream of building Sonar Bangla.
The state minister said sports plays an important role to maintain sound health. So students need to evince keen interest in games and sports, he added.
Additional Secretary of Public Administration ministry Ali Kadar attended the program as special guest with Director General of Bangladesh Karmachari Kallyan Board Sattabrat Saha in the chair.