Pokhara, September 6
Gandaki Province Government has decided to honor silver medalist of Asian Games players, two instructors and one team manager with cash prize.
One of the ministers of Gandaki Province Nardebi Pun declared the announcement to honor silver Medalist Nepali players.
Minister says to Pokhara sports that government has decided to provide Rs. 1 lakh to each player and Rs 25 thousand cash prize to each two coaches and one team manager. She also says government will hand over the amount in a special program which will be held very soon. “This amount is not only to aware but to increase their respect in sports sector” She says.
This was the first medal in team games, Nepal had ever won in the history of Asian Games. In 1998 Nepal had won silver medal in a personal martial art event. This is the second silver medal in Asian Games after 20 years. There were five players in Paragliding cross country team event who took part in Indonesia last week.
The players were Bimal adhikari (Team Captain), Yukesh Gurung, Bishal Thapa, Sushl Gurung and Bimal Gautam. Similarly, Yogesh Bhattarai and Sanu Babu sunuwar were team coach and team manager was sailendra Raut.
Photo: Sudarshan Ranjit