She described militancy, terrorism, drugs, and corruption as wounds of society
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged people of the country to put up resistance against militancy, terrorism, and drugs in a coordinated way.
"I call upon all: put up resistance, mobilize public opinion and make people aware of the menaces of militancy, drugs, and terrorism, united," she said on Saturday, reports UNB.
Sheikh Hasina said this addressing the closing and medal distribution ceremony of Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Champs 2019 at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Describing militancy, terrorism, drugs, and corruption as wounds of society, the prime minister urged guardians, parents, teachers, relatives, Ulema-Mashayekh (Islamic scholars), imams and muazzins, public representatives, and others, to keep this society and the country free from these social diseases. "Our country and society will have to be safe from these," she said.
The month-long tournament began on March 29 marking the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
With some 3,000 students participating from 65 public and private universities, the mega sports tournament featured 10 events: football, cricket, swimming, athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, handball, cycling, and badminton.
With the theme of “Let's build a Bangladesh in recognition of Bangabandhu,” the tournament was held at different university campuses across the country.
The prime minister presented the champions trophy to the highest gold medal winning institution: Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST). The university will be able to keep the trophy for a year.
She also handed trophies to best player of the tournament, Uzzal Sutradhar of JUST, best female player, Tamanna Akter of Islamic University, and best football player, Shamim Hossain (goalkeeper of Gono Bishwabidyalay).