The government has felicitated nine players and two coaches with the National Sports Talent Award on the occasion of International Youth Day on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Bam Dev Gautam honoured national cricket player Sompal Kami. He got Rs 100,000 as cash prize.
Similarly, karate player and Asiad medalist Bimala Tamang, taekwondo’s Gyani Chunara, athletics Bikram Bahadur Rana and Keshav Chaudhary, volleyball’s Binita Budhathoki and kick-boxing’s Diwas Shrestha were among the hounured players. The players received Rs 100,000 each.
Meanwhile, athletics coaches Sunil and Pratibha Chaudhary and karate coach Sanju Maharjan and badminton coach Rajani Maiya Joshi were also felicitated. All of them got Rs 50,000.