The Bangabandhu 36th National Junior Athletics Championship' 2020 began on Friday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here, marking the Mujib Borsho with Narail DSA dominating the meet on the first day.
Minister for Railway Nurul Islam Sujon MP inauguarated the two-day meet in the afternoon asthe chief guest
Advocate Saifuzzaman Shikor MP was also present at the inaugural function as a special guest. Two Deputy Secretary Generals of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Ashiqur Rahman Miku and Asaduzzaman Kohinoor were also present.
President of Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF) ASM Ali Kabir will be the chief guest at the closing function Saturday evening.
Ten events were decided on the first day till 6 pm.
Narail DSA dominated the day securing three gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Jashore DSA followed the leaders neck and neck with three gold and one bronze while Noakhali DSA was in the 3rd slot securing one gold and two silvers.
Some 492 boys and girls from 48 teams are taking part in 41 events of four age groups--U-17 and U -19--for both the boys and girls, following the health guidelines due to Covid-19 pandemic.