02/03/2014: Govt giving priority to sports & games along with education: PM

Govt giving priority to sports & games along with education: PM

DHAKA, March 2, 2014 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has given priority to sports and games alongside education as it provides physical and mental strength for the children.

"Sports and games also help to groom the children as worthy citizens," she said.

The Prime Minister was distributing trophies among the winners of the 4th Bangabandhu Gold Cup Primary School Tournament -2013 and the 4th Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Gold Cup Primary School Football Tournament - 2013 at Bangabandhu National Stadium here this afternoon.

Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman and secretary of the ministry Kazi Aktar Hossain spoke on the occasion.

Leader of the Opposition Begum Rawshan Ershad, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy and Bangladesh Football Federation President Kazi Salahuddin, among others, were present on the occasion.

Sheikh Hasina put emphasis on organising more football tournaments of the children at upazila and district levels side by side with school football tournaments, saying that it would help flourish their latent talents.

Expressing satisfaction over the sports quality of the children, the Prime Minister hoped that future players of the country would come out from them. "Through this there will be further development in the field of sports," she said.                  Source: