International ITF medallists felicitated
Kathmandu, February 16
Banepa Municipality and Universal Modern College of Bhaktapur felicitated ITF taekwondo players honouring their international achievements.
Banepa Municipality and Modern College honoured provided Rs 20,000 each to Sashman Basnet, who had won gold medal in the Asian Taekwondo Championship as well as silver and bronze medals in the Korean Open International Festival held in South Korea last year.
The college also announced full scholarship to Basnet, who is currently studying at Grade XI. Banepa Municipality’s Deputy Mayor Rekha Sapkota, Olympian Mukunda Hari Shrestha and Modern College Principal Anil Kaspal handed over cash and letter of felicitation to Basnet.
Meanwhile, ITF taekwondo players Bibika Basnet, Aashish Thapa, Shant Kumar Rana Magar and Nishant Lamichhane were also honoured for winning medals in the International Invitational Taekwondo Tournament held in India last year.
Lamichhane and Rana Magar, who are currently studying in Grade 5, will get 50 per cent scholarship from Purna Chandi Boarding School of Lalitpur, while Basnet, who is in Grade 9 in Vidhya Sagar School of Kavre, got full scholarship from the school up to Grade 10.