Barm Society and Sports archives, news from The Independent
February 27, 2010, 3:24 pm
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The Independent
26 February 2010

Call to develop sports archive in Bangladesh
Sports Reporter

Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) on Thursday held a seminar at its board room on importance of an sports archive to make a meaningful resource of information, documents and samples of the country’s history.
A Dutch expert on archiving Florus Geraedts read the keynote of the seminar. Eminent sports organiser and an amateur archivist of Bangladesh Lt. Col (retd) Lutful Haq, who has developed a sports archive in Rajshahi by his own effort, also spoke on the occasion.
BOA officials at the seminar showed their interest to set up a sports archive responding to the demand of the time.
International archive expert Florus Geraedts of Nederland welcoming the initiative pointed out the guidelines.
Florus emphasized upon creating the archive considering sports as an inseparable part of the social history of the human being.
“Like the history of the other elements of the society, sports history also requires a careful storage, otherwise it gets tainted and without an ideal archive the bridge between the past and the present is also not created, Bangladesh with a rich tradition of sports requires a high-quality archive and it is possible to create it,” said Florus. Col (retd) Waliullah, CEO of BOA said it is better late than never. “So many years have passed by and a lot of time has been spent but it is important to start, we have taken all the initiatives to set an archive and will ask all the quarters to contribute,” said the CEO.
BOA vice presidents Sirajul Islam Bachchu and Rafia Akter Doly were also present on the occasion.


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