Successful Conclusion to School Badminton Event in Dhaka

May 8, 2023

Over 100 players participated in the HSBC-Mayor’s Cup School Badminton 2023 Tournament in Dhaka recently, which marked a successful collaboration between HSBC Bangladesh, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and the Bangladesh Badminton Federation (BBF).

The three-day event (23 to 25 February) attracted 108 players from 19 English- and Bangla-medium institutions in the city.

Scholastica, Shaheed Police Smrity College and RAJUK Uttara Model College emerged as the champion teams in different categories.

The event focused on sportsmanship and fair play, creating an opportunity for students to hone their badminton skills while learning the importance of leadership and respect.

Commenting at the prize giving ceremony, Atiqul Islam, Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation said, “Sports teach people kindness, to get along with everyone, promote happiness in students by improving their creativity and encourage them to contribute positively to the society. Educational institutions must place equal importance on sports and culture along with studies. I’d like to thank HSBC for the initiative. DNCC is ready to walk the extra mile together to ensure a healthy city life”.

Md Mahbub ur Rahman, CEO HSBC Bangladesh, said: “With participation of 108 young players from 19 schools, this three-day tournament is reflective of the families’ and thereby the society’s commitment towards a healthy living, physical wellness and community engagement. I am sure these budding young athletes will use this platform to showcase their skills and enthusiasm to open up a world of opportunity in the coming days. Sincere thanks to DNCC Mayor and his team for extending all out support for arranging this tournament at such a beautiful playground. This is a natural alignment for us in HSBC as a global partner to Badminton World Federation (BWF). Congratulations to the winners, participants, parents and teachers for making this tournament a lively one.”

The HSBC-Mayor’s Cup School Badminton Tournament was reflective of HSBC’s ongoing commitment to supporting badminton at both elite and grassroots levels.