30 September 2018.
Himalayan Foundation Corporation’s Founder Mr. Yagyalal Shrestha, a successful businessman of the United States and ex 100-mile marathon runner, has provided a cash of Nepalese Rupees one million to construct a building for martial arts in Pokhara Metro city 14.
Mr. Shrestha, who operates business through Himalayan Corporation of the USA, California, has provided a total sum of Nepalese Rupees four million to the Nepal Shitorio Seiko-Kai Karate Association for its fifth project.
Out of 4 million the sum of NRS. 3 million was provided last year which supported the construction of their building, whereas the remaining amount of NRS 1 million was provided at the program organized under the construction site of the building on 29th September, Saturday.
In the same program, founder chairman Mr. Shrestha handed USD 200 to Keshav Pathak , the President of Nepal Sport Journalist Forum Kaski, for the 3rd. Pokhara Sports Awards which was concluded on March 2018.
Speaking at the program, founder chairman Mr. Shrestha said that no matter where he goes, he has been and will always be supporting Nepal’s education and sports development. He said, “I was extremely disappointed when I didn’t really get any kind of encouragement from the government while I paid all the expenses on my own to get to the USA in order to participate in the 100 mile race and even won the silver medal in 2002.”
Mr. Shrestha expressed that he wanted to do something for the Nepali players and help them in any way possible. He advised to the players, “Never let yourself down in any situation and try your best to win medal for your nation no matter what. In case you don’t, you will always have a chance to look back and learn from your mistakes.”
Similarly, kind-hearted Mr. Yagalal Shrestha has recently donated USD 55,000 to construct Nepalese Community building in San Francisco. In the same way, in the past he had helped Shree Baal Secondary Schoool in Shindhulpalchok Melamchi & Jyoti Bhanjyang Basic School and provided them with more than NRS 5 million for upgrading the educational system including library, computer lab, building renovation and so on. He had donated approximately NRS 20 million for the earthquake victims in Kavre, Nuwakot and Dolakha in the year 2015.
Former player Yagal Lal Shrestha had participated in the 100 mile race in California, USA representing Nepal and had won the silver medal completing the race in 22 hours 37 minutes in the year 2002.