State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Hasan Russell said that the country’s university campuses have established a ban on dangerous drugs. Now to make the campuses drug free we have to increase the practice of sports in our colleges and universities along with sports.
Besides, sports should be increased in college and university campuses. We started organizing these 12 events by visiting various university campuses. The number of these games will increase later.
He said this at a media networking event organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the occasion of the Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship-2022 at the Officers Club on Thursday at 7 pm.
The 3rd edition of Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship is going to be held under the patronage of Polar Ice Cream and under the management of Spellbound Leo Barnett, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, with Bangabandhu’s Golden Country, Youthful Bangladesh as its theme.
The state minister said, we are requesting the federation to bring out talented students in sports from the university campuses. Besides, the database of the students who participated in the third season has been created. All student performance will be saved here. Seeing this, we are making arrangements so that the federations can use the talented students in sports.
Once upon a time quota based admission was in operation. But now universities are wooing talented students in sports. They are given various facilities besides free education.
Urging the youth to get involved in economic, political, social and cultural activities besides sports, he said that sports are one of the ways to get rid of various problems like militancy, terrorism, drug addiction in the society. There is no substitute for sports to bring back the young society from all these problems. Moreover, it will help to develop the creativity and talent of the university students through sports.
The Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship will start from September 9 with the combined participation of 7,000 students from 125 public and private universities across the country.
State Minister for Youth and Sports and Chairman of Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship Organizing Committee Zahid Ahsan Russell were the chief guests in the event presided over by Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mezbah Uddin.
A digital integrated website with the players participating in the competition and third season fixtures was launched. Leo Barnett, the governing body of Spellbound, hopes that this digitally integrated website will help the respective federations to select players.
Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mejbah Uddin said that there are platforms like the Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship in the country. Through such a platform, the youth will get an opportunity to develop themselves. Besides, it will play an important role in the formation of Bangabandhu’s dream country.
Every university has a sports teacher. But that’s not how sports are practiced. This tournament is being organized on the instructions of the Prime Minister. Work is underway to involve students in sports. Besides, the students who will do well here will be listed and taken to the national level.
Under the initiative and organization of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, for the first time in 2019, the competition was held in ten month-long events with the joint participation of 65 public and private universities across the country. In the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the closing and prize distribution ceremony was completed very successfully at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Later in March 2020, the second season of the competition started in 12 events with the combined participation of 104 public and private universities across the country. And this is going to be held for the 3rd time.