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PM distributes National Sports Award

National Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today, May 11th, distributed the "National Sports Award" to 85 sportspersons and organisers in recognition of their glorious contribution to the country's sports arena.

The PM joined the award distribution ceremony, which was held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium, as the chief guest from her official Ganabhaban residence.

The premier asked the authorities concerned to provide the award every year for encouraging players as well as organisers and for the overall progress of the sports.

On behalf of the PM, Sheikh Hasina, State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, handed over the awards among the recipients and addressed the occasion as its chair.

Chairman of the ministry's parliamentary standing committee Abdullah Al Islam Jakob was present while its Secretary Mesbah Uddin gave the address of welcome.

A video documentary on the development of sports was also screened at the function.

Prior, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has nominated 85 sportspersons and organisers for this prestigious National Sports Award in recognition of their contribution to the country's sports from 2013 to 2020.

Each of the awardees will receive an 18-carat gold medal weighing 25 grams, a cheque of Taka one lakh and a certificate.

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's second son Shaheed Lt. Sheikh Jamal was given the award (posthumous) as player and organiser for the year 2020.

Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel, MP received the award on behalf of Sheikh Jamal, who was a pioneer in the country's sports arena.


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