KATHMANDU, July 21: British hockey players have set a world record in hockey by playing the game at 5,020 meters above sea level in Nepal.
The venue for the game was Thorangla of Mustang. Out of 34 professional hockey players, 31 played hockey for an hour at Thorangla on July 16. The Visit Nepal Year Secretariat honored the British hockey players amidst a function here on Sunday.
National Program Coordinator of the Visit Year Campaign, Suraj Vaidya, handed the players Nepali dhaka-topi and the logo of Visit Nepal Year. On the occasion, Vaidya said that the hockey was organized with an objective of attracting foreign tourists in a message that Nepal is an appropriate place for sport and adventure, trekking and religious tourism.
Stating that the Visit Nepal Year Campaign prioritizes sports tourism, he further said preparations have been made to organize hockey championship at Gokyo Lake of Solukhumbu district in near future. Similarly, Chairperson of the Hockey Association Nepal, also vice-president of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Umesh Lal Shrestha said that the hockey game played by British hockey players in Nepal has been successful in making Nepal known to the world as well as in establishing Nepal as an adventure and safe tourism destination.