39th Korean Cup Golf Tournament celebrates 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and Korea
The Korean Cup Golf Tournament, one of the oldest golf tournaments in Bangladesh and organized by the Korean Community in Bangladesh, was held successfully from March 1 to 3 at the Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) in Dhaka. As many as 769 golfers participated in the tournament in five different categories, which is the record high number the KGC tournaments ever had.
First held in 1979, the event was not held in the past four years. This year the Korean Community in Bangladesh decided to resume this traditional golf tournament in celebration of the 50th diplomatic anniversary between Korea and Bangladesh.
This year’s tournament was sponsored by the Hyundai Motors through its local partner Fair Technology.
Among the 23 winners of different categories, Mr. YU Young-oh was awarded the champion prize and Maj. Golam Moudud won the runner-up prize.
The award giving ceremony was held at the KGC in presence of Chief of Army Staff, General Shafiuddin Ahmend, Ambassador Lee Jang-keun, Mr. YU Young-oh, President of the Korean Community in Bangladesh, Mr. Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub, Chairman of the Fair Group, members of the KGC and Korean community.
Ambassador Lee Jang-keun, in his congratulatory speech, pointed out that the long tradition of Korean Cup Golf Tournament means the long history of the Korea-Bangladesh relations as well as the long history of the Korean Community in Bangladesh. He also mentioned that the KGC has played an important role in the friendship between Korea and Bangladesh as the KGC made so many Koreans in Bangladesh feel at home and helped them to enjoy, love and contribute to Bangladesh.
Appreciating the Korean Community in Bangladesh for resuming the Korean Tournament in celebration of the 50th diplomatic anniversary, Ambassador Lee also asked the KGC members and the winners of this year’s tournament to play meaningful roles for strengthening of the Korea-Bangladesh friendship in the next 50 years.