23 May 2024, 19:58
Update : 23 May 2024, 20:11

Sheikh Kamal National Jr. Athletics begins tomorrow

DHAKA, May 23, 2024 (BSS)- Sheikh Kamal 38th National Junior (age group) 
Athletics competition begins from tomorrow (Friday) at Bangabandhu National 
Stadium in the city.

Office Secretary of Prime Minister Mohammad Salah Uddin is expected to 
inaugurate the three-day meet as the chief guest while Bangladesh Olympic 
Association's Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza will present as special 

In the opening ceremony, athletes Mohammad Jahir Rayhan and Md. Mahfuzur 
Rahman, who won silver (400m) and bronze medals (high jump) in the 11th Asian 
Indoor Athletics Championship held in Tehran, will be accorded reception.

Nearly 500 boys and girls from various organisations/institutions including 
64 districts, eight divisions, education boards, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha 
Prothistan (BKSP) will participate in the competition, organised by 
Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF).

Four groups-- boys and girls (under-16) and juvenile boys and girls (under-
18) will compete in 41 events. Among them, boys and girls (under-16) will 
participate in 14 events and juvenile girls (under-18) will take part in 27 

The first, second and third place finishers will be given cash prize of Taka 
3,000, Taka 2,000 and Taka 1,000 respectively while in addition the record 
holders will get Taka 5,000 as prize money.

In this regards, a press conference was held at the conference room of 
Bangabandhu National Stadium to provide all the details of the meet.

BAF general secretary Abdur Rakib Montu, its joint secretary SM Sorafat 
Hossain and treasurer Jamal Hossain were present, among others, in the press 

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