POKHARA, July 30: Tourist destination Pokhara will be hosting the 'First Nepal Full Contact President Cup Karate Grand Championship' next month.
A total of 64 players --32 each in women's and men's category--will compete for the titles. They all associated with the Nepal Full Contact Karate Federation, the event organiser, will represent several 15 organisations in the event.
The winner will go home with a cash prize of Rs 100,000 followed by Rs 50,000 and 25,000 for the second and third prizes. The event will kick off on August 31. As said by Federation chair Daman Basnet, the main objective of the event is to produce players of international standard and raise public interest in it.
Meanwhile, the second Gandaki state-level men and women's karate competition has been scheduled for August 30 and 31 in the Pokhara Stadium.