The 1st I.S.S.F. International Archery Championship, hosted by Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh was opened on Friday 27 January, 2017.
The Opening Ceremony was attended by His Excellency Minister of Youth and Sport of Bangladesh Dr. Shri Biren Sikder; I.S.S.F. General Director Mr. Khalid A. Bin Al-Shaykh; President of Bangladesh Archery Federation Lt. Gen. Md Mainul Islam; and I.S.S.F Executive Board Member, Secretary General of Bangladesh Archery Federation and Treasurer of Bangladesh National Olympic Committee Mr. Kazi Rajib Uddin Ahmed Chapol.
The following fourteen countries have participated in the Championship: Azerbaijan, Iraq, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Nepal, Libya, Bhutan, Uganda, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
However, the Championship’s activities will continue up to the 30th of January 2017.
In the Opening Ceremony, being highly hailed by all participating delegates as a success, the I.S.S.F trophies have been presented to His Excellency the Minister of Youth and Sport of Bangladesh as well as to the Officials of both the NOC and the Archery Federation of Bangladesh.