Sagarmatha to support sports award

Kathmandu, May 13

Ghorahi Cement Industry Pvt Ltd and Nepal Sports Journalists Forum today signed the sponsorship deal for the NSJF Pulsar Sports Award slated for May 17 at the Army Officers Club.

Marketing and Communication Head of Ghorahi Cement Pratik Adhikari and NSJF President Mahesh Acharya signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) amidst a press meet. As per the deal, Ghorahi Cement Industry will provide the NSJF with Rs 200,000 for the award, while Sagarmatha cement will be the cosponsor.

“Sagarmatha cement is involved in sports sector for a long time, especially with cricket. We decided to join hands with NSJF for the Sports Award and make an entry in the event which honours the athletes of the country,” said Adhikari. “NSJF has been doing the job which should have been done by the government. We are confident that this association will get bigger in the years to come,” he added..

NSJF President Acharya said the solidarity was more important than cash. “The support of corporate sector is essential to any sports event and the NSJF wants to bring in private companies in one platform through Sports Award,” he added. “As far as the association with Sagarmatha Cement is concerned, we hope it will grow in the days to come.”

The Sports Award features eight categories - Male, Female, Youth, People's Choice, Para-athlete, Special and Lifetime Achievement. Winners of the Male, Female, Coach and People's Choice categories will receive Pulsar NS160 motorcycle each, while other winners will earn Rs 50,000 apiece along with gift hampers.

Hansraj Hulaschand and Co Pvt Ltd is the main sponsor of the event which is being held in association with Dish Home Action Sports. Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd, IMSE Pvt Ltd, Ruslan, THT Live, Sahas Sports, Avenues Television, Royal Singi, Samsung, National Sports Council and Nepal Olympic Committee are the co-sponsors and partners of the award.