KATHMANDU, Oct 8: National Sports Council (NSC) is set to organize a championship in its own name for the first time. NSC’s Press Advisor Rohit Kumar Dahal informed that the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by NSC Member Secretary Keshav Kumar Bista held at Satdobato on Saturday. He said the tournament which is named as “NSC Championship’ will start from November 1.
The championship, which will feature 27 different games, is being organized as a preparation for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held in Nepal in 2019 and 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, next year.
Players will participate in golf, swimming, archery, sepak takraw, lawn tennis, cycling, triathlon, shooting, wrestling, judo, kho kho, boxing, squash, wushu, table tennis, handball, football, volleyball, karate, taekwondo, athletics, kabaddi, badminton, basketball, weightlifting, hockey and fencing.
NSC will arrange necessary budget for the championship. The expenditure for the tournament is estimated to be around Rs 43.1 million. Dahal also informed that the meeting has selected ‘peacock’ as the official mascot of the championship. As around 2,500 players are estimated to participate in the tournament, the NSC has taken this as a good opportunity to select players for the national team.
In order to make the championship successful and well-managed, seven different sub-committees have been constituted namely for budget allocation and financial management, coordination of associations, sports materials and kit management, investigation and research, technological, event coordination and publicity.