Financial support

KATHMANDU: Ministry of Youth and Sports on Monday provided one million rupees each to the family members of the two officials who passed away during the regional selection of the seventh National Games as well as to an injured athletics coach.

Kalikot District Sports Development Committee President Karna Bahadur Khadka and football coach Basudev Bhattarai of Mid-western died during the selection tournament. Khadka died in a motorbike accident on his way to Surkhet, while athletics coach Manraj Shahi got injured.

Similarly, football coach Bhattarai died of heart attack after the selection match. Minster Daljit Sripaili handed over the amount to the family members of Khadka and Bhattarai along with injured Shahi.