NSC fetes players

KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council on Sunday handed over Rs 1.23 million to 169 players who won medals in different international tournaments in fiscal year 2014-15. NSC Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista gave away Rs 10,000 each to 62 gold medallists, Rs 7,500 apiece to 30 silver medal winners and Rs 5,100 each to 77 players who won bronze medals, amidst a felicitation programme at the Olympian Semi-covered hall. The reward is for the winners of the international tournaments which are not categorised by the government or NSC for felicitation. NSC Member Secretary Bista hoped the felicitation would boost players’ morale.