South Asian Games’ triple gold medallist archer Ruman Sana has been promoted to the lance naik post from soldier’s post during a reception today hosted by the Bangladesh Ansar and VDP to its athletes who won medals at the regional multi-sports extravaganza in Nepal in December last year.
Bangladesh had a 464-athlete contingent who won a total of 142 medals -- 19 gold, 33 silver and 90 bronze. Out of those medals, eight gold, 13 silver and 47 bronze medals were won by 144 athletes from Bangladesh Ansar and VDP.
Bangladesh Ansar and VDP, one of the top services teams of the country, handed over Tk 33.25 lakh among the winners apart from promoting Sana, who last year directly qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
“It is a big inspiration for me. I will now get more facilities from Ansar to take care of my family. I think this recognition and prizemoney will increase my responsibility to perform better at international level,” Sana told reporters at the headquarters of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP in Khilgaon.