SAG medal winners parade Kathmandu valley

SAG medal winners' city parade

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The medal winners paraded the various parts of the Kathmandu Valley celebrating their historic achievement at the of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG).

The SAG, which returned home after 20 years, successfully concluded recently (Dec 1-10), where Nepal bagged record 51 gold medals, 60 silver medals and 95 bronze medals.

The previous highest gold medals achieved by Nepal in any SAG was 31 in 1999 when the regional sporting event was held in Kathmandu.

Started at the Dasharath Stadium, the parade toured through New Road, Indrachok, Ratna Park, Singhadarbar, Pulchok, Lagankhel, Satdobato, Koteshwar before resting in Sahhaghari, Bhaktapur.

After attending a special function organized in honor of the medalists, the parade then moved back to Tripureshwar via Baneshwor.

The government has announced attractive cash prizes for all the medal winners. As per the announcement, the individual gold medalists will receive Rs 900,000 each, silver medalists will get Rs 600,000 each and bronze medalists will get Rs 300,000.

Likewise, Athletes to get more than one gold medal will get Rs 1.1 million per medal while the gold medalists in team events will receive Rs 500,000 each.