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.