Volleyball declared national game

KATHMANDU: The government on Monday declared Volleyball as the national game of the country.

A Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s residence in Baluwatar took the decision. The Ministry of Youth and Sports had put the proposal to declare volleyball as the national game.

Nepal Volleyball Association had been demanding that the sport, which is played in all 75 districts of the country, should be the national game.

National Sports Council’s former Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama had initiated the process of deciding the national game, while the current Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista had recommended for the national game.