KATHMANDU, Sept 20: President of Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) Jeevan Ram Shrestha said on Wednesday that the committee and the government were both fully committed to organize the 13th South Asian Games (SAG).
Shrestha, addressing the 14th General Assembly of the Nepal Sports Journalist Forum (NSJF), said that the rumors about the committee stepping back from organizing the games were not true.
“We are committed to organize the games successfully within 2019, if not within the stipulated time, because of the slow construction of the physical infrastructure,” Shrestha said, “The reports which have appeared in the media that the tournament venue has been changed is not true.”
The games have been proposed to be held in Kathmandu from March 9 to 18 next year.
On the same occasion, senior sports journalist Sitaram Agrahari was awarded for his outstanding contribution in Nepali sports journalism.
Likewise, Rajdhani Daily’s Dil Bahadur Tamang was given the youth encouragement award. Agrahari received Rs 15,000, while Tamang was given a mini iPad.
The General Assembly has approved the financial report for the Fiscal Year 2016/17 and 2017/18 presented by General Secretary Prakash Timilsina and Treasurer Prajwal Oli.