KATHMANDU: Nepal Gymnastics Association on Tuesday launched the Gymnastics Academy on the premises of the National Sports Council.

NSC Member Secretary Ramesh Kumar Silwal inaugurated the academy amidst a programme. Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Ram Prasad Thapaliya was also present on the occasion. The NGA reconstructed the gymnastics hall which was devastated by the 2015 earthquake and decided to run the academy there.

Meanwhile, the NGA also organised the gymnastics coaches' course beginning from Tuesday. A total of 25 coaches are taking part in the course which is conducted by chief coach Rajeshwor Man Sthapit, Purna Man Bajracharya, Niru Darshandhari Dangol, Sajani Manandhar and Gune Narayan.