Australian High Commission celebrates women in sports at Australia Day event 2023

Bangladeshi sportswomen are role models for millions of women and girls across Bangladesh, the Australian high commissioner says

The Australian High Commission celebrated the achievements of women in sports at an event marking Australia Day at the Australian High Commission on Tuesday.

Leading Bangladeshi sportswomen in badminton, swimming, shooting, weightlifting and archery, as well as members of the BKSP women's team, attended the program, said a press release.

The Australian High Commissioner Jeremy Bruer recognized their achievements. He said: “We celebrate their achievements as champion of women's empowerment and role models for millions of women and girls across Bangladesh.”

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The high commissioner described Australia Day as an occasion to celebrate modern, multicultural Australia. At the same time, it was a day to reflect upon the country's 60,000-year-old history and to acknowledge indigenous Australians' fundamental place in Australia's story.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni attended the event as chief guest.

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The event was attended by ministers, members of parliament, members of the diplomatic community, senior officers from the Bangladesh Armed Forces, senior officials from the Bangladesh Government and by business, development, humanitarian, political and civil leaders and the media.