Sports ministry receives Tk 3 crore for virus fund

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:08, Jun 09,2020


The ministry of youth and sports on Tuesday announced that they have received an allotment of Tk three crore from the finance ministry to aid the athletes who were struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘We have got Tk three crore fund from finance ministry. We will distribute the fund among the current and former athletes, sports organisers, sports journalists and to all, who are related to sports,’ state minister for youth and sports Zahid Ahsan Russell said.

The state minister made the announcement at the National Sports Council, where he handed over cheques of Tk 10 thousand to 150 athletes from 10 different federations, as part of the ministry’s financial aid initiative.

The ministry earlier had vowed to provide financial aid to 1000 athletes during the pandemic and had handed out cheques to 600 athletes from 24 federations on May 20.

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