Nabita Shrestha helps Para-TT players

Kathmandu, October 1

National table tennis champion Nabita Shrestha provided the National Physical Disable Table Tennis Association with sports gears here on Saturday.

Shrestha handed over five dozen match balls, 25 dozen multi balls, 34 t-shirts, four nets, eight each rubber and rubber protectors, 12 side tapes, one set shoes, 12 racket covers and five bags to Association President Deepak KC.

According to former table tennis player Rakesh Maharjan, husband of Shrestha, kits worth Rs 120,000 was istributed.

The five-time national champion Shrestha bought the stuff from the prize money she received in various tournaments. “I was in Thailand while preparing for the 12th South Asian Games when the differently-abled table tennis players touched my heart,” said Shrestha.

“I got an opportunity to play with a Paralympic Games gold medallist. We also have para-table tennis player in Nepal and I think they can excel if provided with proper facilities,” added Shrestha, who teamed up with her sister-in-law Elina Maharjan to win the SA Games bronze medal in Guwahati earlier this year.

Shrestha, who won the People’s Choice Award at the Pulsar Sports Award, hoped the small initiation from her side would motivate the players to do well in the days to come.