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16th National Wushu Championship begins Thursday

16th National Wushu Championship begins Thursday

The 16th National Wushu Championship begins from Thursday (Jan 27) at Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in city’s Mirpur area. State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, is expected to inaugurate the four-day meet as the chief guest. The championship is sponsored by China-Bangla Ceramics Industries Limited.

A total of 404 players and officials of 33 teams including four services teams and twenty-nine district and divisional sports associations will compete in the championship, organized by Bangladesh Wushu Federation (BWF).

The championship will end on January 30 with Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen, MP, expected to be present in the closing ceremony as the chief guest and distribute the prizes.

During the competition, it has been made mandatory for all to follow the health rules and guidelines set by the government. In this regard, a press conference was held on Tuesday (Jan 25) at the conference room of Bangabandhu National Stadium to provide all the details of the meet, local media reported.

BWF’s president Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, MP, NEN Group’s chairman Sheikh Efaz Ahmed and BWF’s general secretary Mohammad Dulal Hossain, among others, were present in the press conference.