Info Minister Hasan Mahmud
Staff Correspondent: Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, said Bangladesh is now a respected name in the world in the field of sports, a Ministry of Youth and Sports press release said.
He was speaking as the chief guest in a prize distribution ceremony among the Bangladeshi winners of various competitions organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports under Dhaka OIC Youth Capital held today (Wednesday)at the Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal Auditorium of the National Sports Council in the city.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, presided over the prize distribution ceremony.
State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque Khan, MP, State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid and Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, MP were present as the special guests.
Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum’s president Taha Ayhan virtually joined the ceremony from a digital platform while Youth and Sports Secretary Mesbah Uddin delivered his welcome speech.
The Information and Broadcasting minister said those who once ridiculed Bangladesh are now being whitewashed by Bangladesh. The present Bangladesh is a changed Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister. In just thirteen years, the country’s per capita income has quadrupled. Bangladesh is now a country of food surplus. All this has been possible because ofBangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina. Relying on the strength of youth, Bangladesh will reach the dream address.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russel said in order to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the greatest Bengali nation of all time and to present the deeds and ideals of the Father of The Nation to the new generation worldwide, initiative was taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to celebrate Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020.
In this context, competing with different countries, OICA’s affiliate ICYF officially announced OIC Youth Capital 2020 on December 25, 2019 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. This prestigious recognition by OIC and ICYF opens new doors of opportunity, equality and prosperity for the youth.
Under the auspices of Dhaka OIC Youth Capital, ten competitions were held in two phases at regional and international level with the active participation of local and foreign youth. Around 4 million youths from 89 countries have participated in various events organized throughout the year. A total of 157 youths have won awards at national and international level.
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