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HSBC-Mayor’s Cup School Badminton draws curtain

3-day competition was sponsored by HSBC in partnership with Dhaka North City Corporation and Bangladesh Badminton Federation

Update : 26 Feb 2023, 11:16 PM

Scholastica, Rajuk Uttara Model College and Shaheed Police Smrity College emerged champions of the HSBC-Mayor's Cup School Badminton 2023.

The three-day competition sponsored by HSBC in partnership with Dhaka North City Corporation and Bangladesh Badminton Federation was held at the Banani Kamal Ataturk playground.

It was open to both Bangla and English medium schools.

Scholastica and Shaheed Police Smrity College won the title of boys and girls singles while Rajuk Uttara Model College became champions in the boys and girls doubles. 

The tournament was a congregation of avid badminton players of grades 9-12 from 19 schools and colleges in the city.

With focus on sportsmanship and fair play, the event aimed to provide an opportunity for students to hone their badminton skills while learning the importance of leadership and respect.

Commenting at the prize giving ceremony, Atiqul Islam, Mayor of DNCC, said, “Sports teaches people kindness, to get along with everyone, promotes happiness in students by improving their creativity and encourages 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”.

Md Mahbub ur Rahman, CEO of HSBC Bangladesh, said, “With participation of 108 young players, this 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.”

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