Dhaka- Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation arranged a victory rally in the capital Tuesday afternoon highlighting its two silver medalist shooters of the just-concluded 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Shooter Abdullah Hel Baki brought laurel for Bangladesh clinching the first silver medal in the just concluded games in the men’s 10-meter air rifles while Shakil Ahmed added another pleasure for the country clinching the 2nd silver medal in the men’s 50-meter pistol.
The victory rally began from Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation (BSSF) office at Gulshan-1 and concluded at the same place after parading through Hatirjheel and Gulshan-2 areas of the city.
BSSF General Secretary Intekhabul Hamid and two silver medalist shooters led rally in a well decorated open truck, followed by national shooters, organizers and sports lovers.
BOA vice president Sheikh Bashir Al Mamun and BSSF vice president Abdus Salam Khan were also present on the occasion.
Two silver medalists of Bangladesh, shooters Abdullah Hel Baki and Shakil Ahmed, who celebrated the Bengali New Year in the Australian city of Brisbane with Bangladeshi expatriates, returned home on Monday night.
This is the first initiative of the Shooting Federation to honor the shooters. Later, they will arrange a grand reception for them in which they will be handed over their pre-promised prize money of Tk seven lac each along with Bangladesh Olympic Association’s prize money of Tk five lac each.A total of 26 Bangladeshi athletes took part in six disciplines, although ill-fate meant it was denied participation in boxing.UNB