Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dreamt of an well-organised sports arena and play ground.
Today under the patronization of his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sports arena and play ground have expanded and enriched in the country. So, there is no alternative to building a healthy society, he said.
The deputy minister was addressing virtually joining from his official residence as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of Sheikh Russel Football Tournament on the Bizari Upasi Taraprasanna High School ground in Naria of Shariatpur district on Friday.
Shameem said, sport makes the mind and body fresh and expand the path of movement. Due to absence of sport mind becomes sick. And due to this reason young generation is becoming drug addicted and getting involved in criminal activities and terrorism. As a result, young generation is ruining and we have work take them back in healthy life giving them a new lease of life, he added.
Shameem said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to improve the quality of education from primary to university level, nationalist a secondary high school at each Upazila headquarter and set up Sheikh Russel Digital Lab at every educational institution in the country. To make the country’s sports sector rich the government of Sheikh Hasina is working to build world standard sports educational institution and grow world standard players, he added.
He said, we observe that sport has a great contribution side by side education to build a rich nation and children are playing different games which is a good news for us.
The deputy minister also said , the prime minister has built Sheikh Russel Mini stadium in every Upazila to make sport environment and modernized stadiums in district level. The government is also making new stadiums in the country to improve the standard of sport in the country.
This has been possible due to a sport-friendly prime minister like Sheikh Hasina, the minister added.
Headmaster of Bizari Upashi Tara Prasanna High School Sheikh and president Tournament Committee Nurul Amin Ratan presided over the function. Moderated by member secretary of the committee Md Akhtaruzzaman Jiblu, the function was addressed, among others, by Nadia Upazila Awami League president Fazlu Haque Mal, general secretary Hasanuzzaman Khokon.