Toyota Yaris for retiring taekwondo ace Sangina

KATHMANDU: Sangina Baidya was presented with a Toyota Yaris car after the taekwondo queen announced her retirement as an active player.

The Nepal government, Nepal taekwondo Association (NTA) and Vaidhya’s Organisation of Industries and Trading House (VOITH) combined to present the car to Sangina. Local Development Minister Purna Kumar Sherma presented the felicitation letter on behalf of the NTA, while Managing Director of VOITH Suraj Vaidhya presented the car keys to Sangina at a ceremony organised on the sidelines of the fourth Korean Ambassador National Taekwondo Tournament at the National Sports Council covered hall.

Sangina said she was thankful to the all the sponsors who helped her in reaching the heights. “I would like to thank all the sponsors, especially Vaidhya Organisation, who were always there for me to help financially and mentally,” said Sangina, the brand ambassador of half-a-dozen companies during her Athens Olympics participation in 2004.

Sangina, born as the fifth of the seven daughters to Achuta Nanda Baidya and Nirmala Baidya in Trishuli, Nuwakot district, became the third Nepali player to get Toyota Yaris car as a reward.

Former national football team skippers Upendra Man Singh and Hari Khadka were also presented with the car by ANFA and VOITH.