PM emphasizes setting up more sporting events and tournaments
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On Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized the necessity of holding more tournaments and training sessions in order to succeed on the international sporting stages and urged the athletes to play with a winning mentality.
"In order to succeed on the international sporting scene, we must organize more tournaments in addition to appropriate training. The more sporting events held, the greater excellence our athletes will achieve "She spoke.
The prime minister was speaking at a function at the capital's Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to welcome and present the Bangladesh National Women Football Team with monetary rewards for winning the inaugural SAFF Women Championship-22 title by defeating Nepal by a score of 3-1.
Twenty three players of the Bangladesh National Women Football Team have received cheque of Tk five lakh each and 11 trainers and officers got cheque of Tk two lakh each.
The players later handed over the trophy to the prime minister.
Sheikh Hasina also talked to the players and inquired about them.
The premier asked the parents to give their children time for playing outside to ensure their sound mental and physical health.
She also asked all particularly the youths to engage themselves in sports, culture and literary works in helping them be worthy citizens of the country.
The prime minister unveiled a book on slain Awami League leader Ahsanullah Master titled "Ahsanullah Master Jibonalkhyo" on his birthday today as well. The book was dedicated to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Youth and Sports Minister Md Zahid Ahsan Russel and President of Bangladesh Football Federation Kazi Md. Salahuddin spoke at the function.
Secretary of Youth and Sports Ministry Md Mesbah Uddin gave the address of welcome while Bangladesh National Women Football Team skipper Sabina Khatun expressed her feelings.
A video-documentary on SAFF Women Championship-2022 was screened at the function.