Narail DSA to organise traditional sports competition

Published : 08 Apr 2024 09:40 PM

When all the national sports activities suspended on the occasion of Eid holiday and the sports arena is fully quiet, Narail District Sports Association is going to organize a sports extravaganza with some traditional sports events during the ‘Sultan Mela’ from April 15.  

Narail district administration and SM Sultan Foundation are jointly organizing the Sultan Mela with a befitting manner. 

Narail district administration along with the Norail District Sports Association will organize some sports competitions on marking the birth anniversary of internationally noted artist SM Sultan.

Narail DSA along with the Sultan Foundation set some programmes featuring an art competition, exhibition and some popular ‘Grameen’ (traditional) sports, Bull Fight, Horse Race, Lathi Khela, Wrestling, Ha Du Du, Volleyball, Kabaddi (men and women) and Archery.

Ashiqur Rahman Miku, general secretary of the Bangladesh Volleyball Federation (BVF) and the Narail District Sports Association while talking to the Bangladesh Post on Monday informed about their sports programme during the Sultan Mela.  

Miku said, “You know every year Norail District administration and SM Sultan Foundation jointly organize the Sultan Mela, a fitting tribute to the legendary artist SM Sultan. We take the opportunity to organize some sports competition with traditional sports events during Mela.”

Miku replying to a query, said,  “Usually, we have not any national sports programme due to Eid, we, the Norail Sports Association take the opportunity during the Sultan Mela to organize the competitions with some traditional sports events.”

“This time we will organize eight disciplines with four traditional and four national events.” 

“Bull Fight, Lathi Khela, Horse Race and Ha Du Du are among the traditional popular sports, when Wrestling, Volleyball, Kabaddi and Archery are the national events will take place this year.” 

“Among the traditional sports, the Bull Fight and Horse Race are the most popular games. This time we are expecting 90 Bulls from different districts and 15 to 20 horses will participate in the competition, even some participants will come from Chattogram,” Miku said.

Miku, also said that after the Eid Holiday, they will start the national volleyball competition from the first week of May. 

Miku informed that 56 district teams will play in eight zone and the zonal champions will move into next phase to compete for the final round qualification when top four will move into the final phase.            

The final phase will take place with 10 teams when two teams from the different sports associations (BGB, Ansar VDP, Police, Jail Police, Fire Service and Power Development Board), two from services team (Army, Navy and Air Force), one team from public universities and the defending champions.