PM donates Tk 10 crore for athletes’ welfare

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:27, Jul 23,2020 | Updated: 22:28, Jul 23,2020


Prime minister Sheikh Hasina donated Tk 10 crore to the Bangabandhu Krirasebi Welfare Foundation to help vulnerable athletes, coaches and organisers across the country, ministry of youth and sports informed in a media release on Thursday.

‘Bangabandhu’s daughter [Sheikh Hasina] approved this grant for Bangabandhu Krirasebi Welfare Foundation two day back to stand beside the vulnerable athletes, coaches and organisers,’ said state minister for youth and sports Zahid Ahsan Russell in a press conference at his office. 

After a board meeting on July 9, the welfare foundation decided to provide yearly allowance of Tk 24 thousand, equivalent to a monthly allowance of Tk 2,000, to each of its listed 1,150 athletes, coaches and organisers.

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