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‘No alternative to sports for a healthy, strong nation’

Published : 21 May 2022 09:18 PM | Updated : 21 May 2022 09:18 PM

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim has said sports is power. There is no alternative to sports to build a healthy and strong nation. There is no substitute for sports to keep the nation away from drugs and subcultures. 

“The more the sports sector can be developed, the more we will develop. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the head of the sports friendly government. He has immense passion and love for those involved in sports. During his time, under the patronage of the state, the boys and girls of Bangladesh have brought fame in the field of sports. This patronage will continue in the future,” he said.

The minister made the comment while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup Football Tournament Boys (Under-17) at Pirojpur District Stadium here on Saturday morning. Pirojpur Sadar Upazila Administration organized the event. At the time, the minister further said that Bangladesh would not exist if Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was not born. 

We would still live in the colony of Pakistan. To save the Bengali nation from this disrespect, Bangabandhu has devoted his whole life to the Bengali people. He was behind bars for almost fourteen years. On the other hand, Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib was the inspiration for all the deeds of Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu's strength was the people of Bangladesh and his inspiration was Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib,” he said.

Pirojpur Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Bashir Ahmed presided over the function. , District Awami Juba League Senior Vice President Zahid Hossain Piru, Joint General Secretary Ziaul Ahsan and other local government officials and local political leaders were present during the event.