13 South Asian Video games formally kicks off today

Nepal is hosting the event after something like 20 years. The past time the regional Video games was held within Nepal was throughout 1999.

KATHMANDU, 12 , 1: The thirteenth South Asian Games (SAG) is arranged to begin technically on Sunday.

Leader Bidya Devi Bhandari will inaugurate the particular mega sporting occasion, which has delivered home after thirty years, amid some sort of special function on the Dasharath Stadium.

The very last time the regional Games was kept in Nepal had been 1999. The SAG, also called the Olympics from the south Asian countries had appear to existence by Nepal in 1984, where only several sports viz football, boxing, athletics, weight training and swimming were included. Nepal had won four gold medals (two in boxing, one in soccer then one in athletics), 12 silvers and even eight bronze to be able to finish fourth.

In 1999, the DROP returned home with regard to the second time while the eighth model where Nepal won record 31 platinum medals, 10 silvers and 24 solidité in 12 athletics disciplines in order to complete 2nd in medal tally.

The regional game titles is finally starting up at home right now defying hundreds of challenges primarily the infrastructure delay which often saw the multi-sports even postponed regarding two times this year.

National Sports Council (NSC) within a press release about Sunday said typically the preparation for typically the Games has been completed.

? It gives us huge pleasure that the particular Government of Nepal, Youth and Sports activities Ministry along together with the NSC features completed all the preparations to web host the 13th DROP in Nepal from December 1-10,? the particular sports governing body stated.

? Nepal, because a nation, is usually proud to desired all the delegates and athletes coming from all the engaging countries. We are very sure that typically the Games will combine all the people of the SAARC nations with one single reason, which is sports.?

Regarding 5, 000 delegates and athletes for the seven SAARC fellow member countries will take part in over 28 sports activities disciplines (including beach volleyball and 3�3 basketball) for, which is held in 30 sports venues throughout three cities. They will be competing for 324 golds, 324 silvers and 487 bronzes.

Also this is the first moment the country is hosting the Video games across three towns: Kathmandu, Pokhara and even Janakpur.

Pokhara may host women? s football and crickinfo, archery, badminton, handball, triathlon, beach football and weightlifting while Janakpur will web host wrestling. SA GAME The sleep of the activities will be organised in Kathmandu.

Though the Games is officially starting nowadays, the volleyball began from Wednesday.

Relating to event panel Secretary Kul Bahadur Thapa, the starting ceremony will manage for about a few hours and 14 minutes. The opening wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin with at 5 pm hours in the evening.

? Presentations representing Nepali arts, culture plus identity will be executed in the beginning ceremony,? Thapa explained.

He added that this opening ceremony begins with the illumination of Olympic torch, oath taking plus welcome speech through special guest in addition to the official inauguration of President Bhandari.

Four times silver medalist Deepak Bista will light the torch while another SAG gold medalist Aayesha Shakya will certainly take oath by players? side plus badminton coach Deepak Thapa will acquire oath representing referees.

According to the event committee, 4, 500 Informed Police Force personnel, just one, 500 Nepal Army personnel, 1, 3 hundred Nepal police, several, 000 students and even 4, 300 qualified Jhaki artists will perform at the stadium. Artists Ananda Karki, Kunti Moktan, Indira Joshi and Satya Raj Acharya will sing the particular SAARC song in the course of the inauguration. The song is consisting by Mukunda Sharma while Prakash Gurung has given the particular music.

Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) offers picked Olympian in addition to weightlifter Kamal Bahadur Adhikari since the Nepal? s national a flag bearer for that a flag hoisting ceremony.

? We all have decided in order to select Adhikari since the national a flag bearer based upon the sports experience, global medals fantastic participation in the Olympics,? said the NOC in a press release on Saturday.

Badminton, football, kho in addition to karate are becoming played to


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