Narail Kantho: Boat race and swimming competition was held at Chitra River in Narail on Saturday. The programme was taken following observance of 94th birth anniversary of globally known sketch artist SM Sultan.
Narail districvt administration and SM Sultan Foundation jointly organized the programme.
The boat race was started with the guidence of convenor of the race additional superintendent of police Jahidul Islam wher the competators moved thre e kilometre marine eway that ended at Badhaghat in Narail. The wwoen boat racers also participated in the boat race that ended at the same point.
15 male teams and five female booat racers gfrom Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Goaplganj and spome other districts particpated inth4e race.
Further, swim competion was hael in Chitra Ri9ver following the birth anniversary. Organized by Swiming group nad distrioctspotrs association, under 14 and 17 groups fought in the competition.
Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Emdfadul Haque Chowdhury atteded the peven at chief guest, while superintendent of police Jasim Uddin attedned as special guest.
Later presided over by the pressident of the district sports associataion and deputy commissioner Emdadul Haque Chowdhury, state minister fort youth and sports affairs Biren Shikder distributed prizes among the winnwers of boat race and swiming competition winners as chiief guest. Divisional Commissioner of Khulna Lokman Hossain Mia atteded the progarmme as special guest.
SP Jasim Uddin, district council chairman Sohrab Hossain Biswas, municipality mayor Jahangir Biswas, upazila norbahio officer Saaalma Selim and District Awami League president Subash Chandra Bose among others spoke.