Sports is essential part for development of country: Land Minister

Publish: 2:03 PM, September 9, 2018 | Update: 2:03:PM, September 9, 2018

ISWARDI – Land Minister Shamshur Rahman Sherif said there is no alternative way of sports in order to refrain from the youth from drug addiction by saying that sports is essential part for the development of country.

He was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the Union base football match of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup Football at Iswardi Sara Marowari ground today.

The Land Minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman used to encourage the country’s sports and his successor sports loving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also comes in the stadium to enjoy sports and encourage the sportsmen.

He said the country’s traditional sports like kabaddi, ‘dariabanda’, ‘gadon’, ‘gollachut’ are now on the verge of ruin as the youth at serious health risk as they are now become addicted in digital games.

To abstain from the addiction, he suggested to introduce various games like kabaddi, football, ‘dariabanda’ and ‘kanamachi’ in the country.