Islamic University, Jan 22 (UNB) – The inter-department and inter-hall badminton, basketball and table tennis competitions of Islamic University (IU) began on its campus in Kushtia on Tuesday amid festivity and much enthusiasm.
IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the competitions as the chief guest at the Gymnesium around 11:00 am.
IU Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha addressed the inaugural function as the special guest with its Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman in the chair.
Physical Instructor Mabila Rahman conducted the function attended by three hundred teachers and students of different departments of the university.
While addressing the function, the speakers said that sports keep one’s mind fresh. The university authorities would provide all kinds of sports related equipment for the female students besides providing for male students.
A total of 33 departments and 8 residential halls took part in the competitions, IU Physical Education department director Dr Muhammad Sohel said.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) – Dhaka United earned an easy 4-2 victory over Combined Sporting Club in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulna Bhashani National Stadium here on Tuesday.
Arafat Hossain Pial, Sajib Hossain Sifat, Moniruzzaman Rocky, Syed Al Mamun scored one each for United.
In the day’s other match, Dhaka Railways beat Shantinagar Club by 4-2 at the same venue.
Ashiqur Rahman struck two, Arpon Das and Azimuddin Choton contributed one each for the Railways while Arif and Sourav scored one each for the losers.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) – The Walton 42nd National Athletics Championship, organised by Bangladesh Athletics Federation, begins on Thursday (Jan 24) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Newly-appointed State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russel will inaugurate the three-day meet in the afternoon. Youth and Sports Secretary of ruling Awami League and veteran sports organiser M Harun-ur-Rashid will also be present at the event as special guest.
Some 500 athletes from 64 districts, eight divisions, universities, education boards, physical education colleges, BJMC, BKSP and other affiliated organisations will compete in 36 events of the meet – 22 for men and 14 for women.
President of Bangladesh Athletics Federation ASM Ali Kabir disclosed the details of the meet at a press conference at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. BAF Vice-President M Shah Alam and General Secretary Advocate Abdur Rakib Montu and FM Iqbal Bin Anwar of Walton Group were also present, among others.
In the ensuing meet, the organiser will use electronics photo finish machine to decide the result.
Besides, Bangladesh Athletics Federation and the meet’s sponsor Walton Group will award the record-holder and gold medalist athletes of the meet.
Dhaka, Jan 21 (UNB) – Mohammad Abizid Rahman of Janata Bank earned 3.5 points in the 11th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament’2019 beating Fathima Abdeen of India in the 5th round match held in the Indian city of Chennai on Sunday.
Mohammad Masum Rahi of Golden SC bagged 1.5 points and Ali Ahsan Jewel earned one point after the 5th round.
In the other 5th round matches, Rahi lost to Snehal Bhosale of India while Jewel lost to Tejes Suresh Kumar of India.
Dhaka, Jan 21 (UNB) – Sonali Bank managed a 50-44 point victory over Mahmudpur Modern Sporting Club in the 2nd Division Kabaddi League at the Kabaddi Stadium here on Monday.
In the day’s other match, Brahmanbaria Kabaddi Society defeated Narayanganj Kabaddi Club by 45-25 points at the same venue.
Four more matches will be held on Tuesday.