National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh organized ‘Bangladesh-Japan Friendship Para Badminton Tournament 2022’ on 25th – 27th August 2022 at Shahid Tajuddin Indoor Stadium, Gulistan, Dhaka on 50 years friendship of Bangladesh and Japan. In this tournament, president of Japan Para Badminton Federation Mr. Hirano Kazumi, officials Ms. Hasua Yukiko, 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games silver medalist Ayako Suzuki and World Para Badminton Championship 2015 bronze medalist, Cambodia Para Badminton Championship 2016 gold medalist Shimada Tsutomu were present.
In the opening ceremony of this tournament, the chief guest was Hon’ble State Minister of Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr. Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel MP, the chair was Mr. Mesbah Uddin, Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports and the special guests were Mr. Ito Naoki, H.E. Ambassador of Japan to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Hirano Kazumi, President of Japan Para Badminton Federation, Prof. Dr. Shaikh Abdus Salam, Vice President of National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh. Mr. Dr. Md. Aminul Islam, Treasurer, National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh conducted the ceremony.
In the closing ceremony of this tournament, the chief guest was Mr. A. K. Sarker, Secretary of Bangladesh Basketball Federation and Treasurer of Bangladesh Olympic Association, the special guests were Mr. Hirano Kazumi, President of Japan Para Badminton Federation, Mr. Myungho Lee, Country Representative and General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation Bangladesh, Executive Committee Member of the National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh Mr. Anisur Rahman Dipu and Member of the National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh. Engr. Md. Maksudur Rahman, General Secretary, National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh conducted the ceremony.
In this tournament, 5 Para Badminton Players of Bangladesh Wheelchair Sports Foundation were participated along with others Bangladeshi Para Badminton Players and Engr. Noor Nahian became the runner up of Class WH-1 and Md. Rajon Hossain became the champion of Class WH-2.
During the discussion, the Japanese delegation expressed interest in working with the Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh for the development of Para sports including Para Badminton.