Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma; National Sports Council (NSC); Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN); International Cricket Council (ICC)
Minister of Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma speaks at an interaction program organized by Reporters’ Club Nepal at the Exhibition Road, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Photo: Mukunda Kalikote/Reporters’ Club Nepal

KASKI, June 21: The country could not achieve prosperity unless the sports sector is developed. Thus, the government has given priority to the sports sector, said Minister for Youth and Sports, Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma.

Inaugurating the school level sports competition ‘President Running Shield’ which began at Machhapuchhre rural municipality, Kaski on Thursday, Minister Bishwokarma informed that preparations were on to establish a stadium of international standard in every State and sports village in every 753 local levels.

“We are still in need of stadium suitable for holding international sports competition,” he said, adding that the Kathmandu Valley would also have a sports complex.

According to him, school playground is another effective platform to produce players.

“Therefore, upgrading of the playground and management of a sports teacher in school is equally imperative,” he added.

“The government has allocated a budget for it as well.”

A total of 500 students in both men and women category are participating in the competition where sports as volleyball, kabaddi, athletics, high jumps and javelin throw would be played. RSS

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