Shrestha urges govt to put hosting of SA Games in priority
Kathmandu, May 24
Member of Parliament Jeevan Ram Shrestha urged the government to put the hosting of 13th South Asian Games in top priority in the Policies and Programmes.
Commenting on the government’s Policies and Programmes presented by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in the parliament on Monday, Shrestha said sports could unite the whole nation and bring the people in a single platform.
“We are hosting the 13th South Asian Games next year and I think it would be easier if the government includes that in the Policies and Programmes,” said Shrestha, who is also the President of Nepal Olympic Committee and the South Asian Olympic Council.
Shrestha also demanded the inclusion of the provision of providing the athletes with lifetime allowances. “The athletes have made the country proud time and again and they deserve allowances. I urge the government to add the provision in Policies and Programmes so that the athletes feel honoured,” he added.