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Sport has a very prominent role in modern society. It is important to an individual, a group, a nation- indeed the world. Throughout the world sport has a popular appeal among people of all ages and both sexes. It is being considered as an important criterion for the enhancement of prestige and image of any nation. Huge financial investment, scientific research work and extensive media coverage of sports allover indicate its significance in the modern world. Over the years, all the nations of the world have been inspired by the above values and have entered into this sphere in a big way, thus making attainment of high sports standards even more difficult at the international level. In our country, the urge to promote sports, both in the Government and the private sectors, was always there. The prevailing socio-economic condition during the early years denied the scope to provide adequate infrastructure facilities and appropriate coaching facilities, which is indispensable for promotion and development of a sports in any country. In order to meet the above demand, the concept of Sports Institute originated to take the responsibility of identifying and nurturing talented sportspersons and producing efficient coaches and other technical experts.
To achieve this goal, the Government of Bangladesh made a plan in 1974 to establish the Bangladesh Institute of Sports, as a project, under the National Sports Council. As a result, the Bangladesh Institute of Sports was established in 1976, as a Government Department. Subsequently, in 1983, the name of Bangladesh Institute of Sports was changed to Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) and as such became an autonomous statutory organization. The regular coaching and academic programmes commenced at the Institute from 14th April, 1986.
Since then BKSP is serving with utmost sincerity to accomplish the dream of producing high caliber sportspersons who can earn laurels for the country and establish the reputation of Bangladesh as a sports loving nation in the world.
The Government of Bangladesh has planned to establish regional training centers of BKSP in Rajshahi, Chittagong, Khulna, Barishal & Sylhet also. In the mean time, the regional training center at Dinajpur under Rajshahi division is nearly complete. The establishment work of the regional center at Chittagong, Khulna, Barishal & Sylhet will start in this year(2004-2005) very soon.