Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

AMU declares entrance test dates for its UPSC coaching centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » 2011 World Cup

Pulling people, and the crowds - rickshaws adorn match venue

Thursday February 17, 2011 03:18:58 PM, IANS

Related Articles

Cricket World Cup returns to the sub-continent Thursday

No more England's preserve, the biggest event in the game of cricket - the World Cup - returns to its new power centre, the Indian sub-continent, for the third time Thursday with a gala     »

Kerala boards students groan as World Cup nears

125-ft-long sand cricket bat to usher World Cup

Cricket captains to ride rickshaws to World Cup opening

Dhaka: The humble mode of transport, the rickshaw, is clearly a crowd puller in more ways than one with the road leading to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, the venue for the opening World Cup game between India and Bangladesh Feb 19, decorated with colourful models.

Resplendent in green, blue, orange, red, yellow, silver and violet, the rickshaw models have been placed on a raised platform on the roadside. And they are a huge attraction, with the young and old clicking photographs of the rickshaws.

"In years to come, these photos will remind us of the World Cup, and how well we organised it," said a youngster.


Cricketers as heroes
While spending crores on refurbishing the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, which also houses the headquarters of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, the authorities have not forgotten to honour the players who have helped give the nation a prominent place in the cricketing world.

Colourful portraits of celebrated cricketers like skipper Shakib-al-Hassan, aggressive opener Tamim Iqbal and pace spearhead Mashrafe Mortaza adorn the walls of the compound.

Each portrait is accompanied by a catchline that summarises the player's contribution to the team and the game.

Shaqib has been described as "the world's No.1 all rounder"; Iqbal has been eulogised for his "indomitable spirit"; "You have shown our fast bowlers the way," says the catchline for Mortaza, who has to sit out the World Cup with a right knee injury.

Kamal both happy and sad
Kamal Sardar is a fruit seller who operates from a cycle van close to the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. His business has increased over the past few days as thousands mill around to see the refurbished facility. But Kamal is not entirely happy.

He is horrified that the authorities have cleared the shanties and removed beggars and hawkers from the pavements of Dhaka.

"I escaped because I have this van. But I feel for these people, who are also poor like me. Now you people will go home and write there are no beggars, hawkers or shanties in Dhaka. Have you ever tried to understand how much they are suffering?"

When told they are being given daily allowance as compensation, he shook his head in disapproval. "How long will the government pay this compensation? May be for one or two days. Just wait and see."

Holiday in Dhaka
People of Dhaka are now in a holiday mood, with the World Cup ensuring a four-day leave at a stretch from Wednesday to Saturday.

While Wednesday was a holiday across Bangladesh in view of the Muslim festival Milad-un- Nabi, authorities have declared a holiday in the capital city Thursday to clear the roads of congestion in view of the World Cup opening ceremony at the Bangabandhu National stadium in the evening. Friday and Saturday are normal weekend holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

More Headlines

Telangana legislators heckle governor, chaos in Andhra assembly

Government cancels ISRO-Devas deal

Three die in Bahrain as police attack sleeping protesters

Bail plea of Malegaon blast accused: Court decision likely on March 07

Indian varsities fuel Mauritius' 'knowledge hub' dream

Clashes in Libya as protesters prepare for 'Day of Anger'

Russia to introduce drug tests for students

Protesters 'elements of coup': Yemeni president

Don't silence BBC Hindi radio, say intellectuals

Cricket captains to ride rickshaws to World Cup opening

Confident PM reaches out at press conference

 

 

 

Top Stories

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH): The Man who devised a Secure World

Square shaped Holy Ka’aba in Makkah in the Arabian Desert has always been a sacred place for pilgrimage. From generations, Quraysh .  »

Prophet Mohammed: A Messiah for Our Time

'Mohammad came with Message of Universal Brotherhood, Peace and Equality'

 

Picture of the Day

Anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square wave shoes in dismay as President Hosni Mubarak speaks to the nation February 10, 2011. Protesters also chanted, "down, down with Hosni Mubarak," and "leave, leave," in rage at the speech in which the president did not step down but handed over powers to his vice president.

(Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

 

  Most Read

Bail plea of Malegaon blast accused: Court decision likely on March 07

The Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai is likely to   »

Telangana legislators heckle governor, chaos in Andhra assembly

The Andhra Pradesh legislature plunged into unprecedented chaos Thursday, with Telangana legislators heckling Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan as he was addressing a joint session on the first day of the budget session. Telangana Rashtra    »

 

  News Pick

Wrongdoers will not escape, says Manmohan Singh

Hit hard by corruption scandals, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said   »

'PM should have spelt out concrete steps against corruption'

US Sikh group campaigns against immunity for Kamal Nath

A Sikh community group has started a campaign to press the US government to deny diplomatic immunity to Indian Urban Development Minister  »

India ups Third World diplomacy, to unveil new measures

Against the backdrop of the gathering momentum for the UN Security Council expansion, India Friday will announce additional soft loans and other concessions for Least Developed   »

Government cancels ISRO-Devas deal

The government Thursday cancelled the deal between Antrix, the commercial arm of Indian space agency ISRO, and private company Devas on the allocation of S-band spectrum. The decision was announced by union  »

Don't silence BBC Hindi radio, say intellectuals

Stating that BBC Hindi radio was a source of "accurate, impartial and independent news" for 10 million listeners in India, a group of intellectuals, artists and journalists has asked the British government to rethink its   »

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

 

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

       

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.