Junior Championship 2070 B.S. kicks-off, IEC Chairman Regmi inaugurates

Kathmandu, June 14: The First National School Sports (Junior Championship) 2070 BS has kicked-off from today.
            Chairman of the Interim Election Council (IEC), Khil Raj Regmi, inaugurated the Championship jointly organized by National Sports Council (NSC), HISSAN, PABSON and N-PABSAN in the capital from today.
            Speaking at the inaugural programme, IEC Chairman Regmi, appreciated the NSC step of coordination with the private sector and expressed his happiness that NSC has opened the door for producing sportsmen from school level.
            Chairman Regmi wished, "The move would turn to be a milestone for the development of the overall sports sector and will be helpful to make  Nepal known in the international arena."
            Minister for Youth and Sports, Ram Kumar Shrestha, hoisted the flag of the NSC and said that sports could contribute in maintaining discipline in the feeling of competition.
            During the programme, Minister Shrestha gave away prizes to the winners of various events in athletics, cricket, and kabaddi.
            Member-secretary of the NSC, Yubaraj Lama, said the First National School Championship was organized with a view to producing sportsmen that could make Nepal known in the international community.
            PABSON Chairman Dr. Baburam Pokhrel, N-PABSAN Chairperson Geeta Rana, and HISSAN Chairman Umesh Shrestha, and Secretary of the School Sports Development Board, Kul Bahadur Thapa, among others, put forth their views during the programme.
            Students of 12-16 years of age could participate in various events of game that would conclude on June 18.
            Taekwando, Karate, Wushu, Athletics, football, volleyball, basketball, kabaddi, cricket, and chess, among other games, are included in the championship.

            Similarly, there will be open competition on table tennis, swimming, badminton, and baghchal (tiger and goat). RSS

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