Sponsored by HSBC in partnership with Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Bangladesh Badminton Federation (BBF), the prestigious tournament aimed to promote sports and physical activity among the youth of Bangladesh, reads a press
Open to both Bangla and English medium schools, the tournament was attended by avid badminton players of grades 9-12 from 19 schools and colleges in the city.
Commenting at the prize giving ceremony, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam said, “Sports teach people kindness, to get along with everyone, promote happiness in students by improving their creativity and encourage them to contribute positively to the society. Educational institutions must place equal importance on sports and culture along with studies. I’d like to thank HSBC for the initiative. DNCC is ready to walk the extra mile together to ensure a healthy city life”.
CEO HSBC Bangladesh, Md Mahbub ur Rahman said, “With participation of 108 young players from 19 schools, this three day tournament is reflective of the families’ and thereby the society’s commitment towards a healthy living, physical wellness and community engagement. I am sure these budding young athletes will use this platform to showcase their skills and enthusiasm to open up a world of opportunity in the coming days. Sincere thanks to DNCC Mayor and his team for extending all out support for arranging this tournament at such a beautiful playground. This is a natural alignment for us in HSBC as a global partner to the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Congratulations to the winners, participants, parents and teachers for making this tournament a lively one.”