KATHMANDU, June 25: Dish Media Network Pvt Ltd (Dish Home), channel broadcaster and transmission service provider, renewed co-sponsorship deal with Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) for the Pulsar Sports Award 2072 to be held on July 21 in Kathmandu.
NSJF, the umbrella organization of sports journalists of the country, will award sports personalities in eight different categories on the basis of their performance throughout the year 2072.
Dish Home, the co-sponsor for the award since last six editions in a row, and NSJF Friday signed the co-sponsorship deal for the award ceremony amidst a function at Hotel Royal Singi.
Dish Home Chief Executive Officer Sudeep Acharya and NSJF President Mahesh Acharya inked the contract on behalf of their respective institutions. As per the contract, Dish Home will provide financial support worth Rs 450,000 including 18 set-top boxes, informed NSJF President Acharya.
The set-top boxes will be awarded to the winners of all eight categories and five lucky draw winners of the SMS voting. The winners will also be given free subscription for one year. The award categories includes male and female player of the year, youth player of the year, coach of the year, popular player, best para-athlete, special award and lifetime achievement award. Besides the set-top boxes, the winners of male, female and popular player of the year award will be rewarded with a Pulsar motorbike while the winners of remaining categories will receive Rs 50,000 each.
Dish Home Deputy General Manager Kalyan Adhikari said that the company was always eager to co-operate for the sports award. “The award is one of the most awaited events for Dish Home as co-sponsor. We are always ready to join had with NSJF for awarding players,” said Adhikari. He further added that the company was planning to launch a sports channel dedicated to domestic sports and it had already conducted live telecast of few domestic football tournaments as trial.
“We have sports craze in every corner of the country and Dish Home is always dedicated toward making it even better by covering all the major domestic events through sports channel. We want to make our local sports personalities to be well known by live telecasting every match they play,” said CEO Acharya.
NSJF President Acharya lauded the support of Dish Home. According to Acharya, the nominations for the Popular Player of the Year Award selected on the basis of SMS voting and Facebook likes will be announced on July 1.