Dhaka, Sept. 21 -- The Bangladesh contingent participating in the 19th Asian Games was welcomed through a colourful programme at Hangzhou Asian Games Village in China on Wednesday afternoon.

Athletes and officials gathered in the ceremony defying the rain.

Syed Shahed Reza, Secretary General of the Olympic Association (BOA), led the Bangladesh contingent.

The flag of Bangladesh was hoisted at the Games Flag Plaza and the national anthem was played.

Hangzhou Asian Games Village Mayor Li Huolin welcomed the Bangladesh team and wished them success for the upcoming event.

He also exchanged greetings with the BOA's Secretary General.

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