Prime Minister announces cash prizes for medalists of 13th SAG

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to honour the medalists of the recently held 13th South Asian Games (SAG) with monetary prizes as a gesture of encouragement.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, today, announced the cash prizes after inviting the winners to his official residence in Baluwatar.

As per the Prime Minister's announcement, the gold medalists will receive a cash prize of Rs 900,000, while the silver and bronze medalists will be handed over the prize money of Rs 600,000 and Rs 300,000 respectively, confirmed PM's press advisor, Surya Thapa.

Meanwhile, the players who have won more than one gold medal will receive Rs 1,100,000.

Nepal was positioned second in the medal tally of the 13th SAG -- which concluded on Tuesday -- securing a total of 206 medals including 51 gold, 60 silver, and 95 bronze medals.