Gandaki: The Gandaki Province is to take part in all 26 sports events of the 9th National Games.
The Province Sports Council said that participating players would be kept in closed-door training sessions from September 17. Member-secretary of the Council Tej Bahadur Gurung informed that as many as 716 players would participate in all sports genres of the national games from the Gandaki province. Preparations are being made to provide the selected players with special training for 15 days and closed-door training for the next 15 days, it was informed. “We have demanded the provincial government arrange budget for the closed-door session”, he said, adding the players have personally started training on their own.
The closed-door session would be arranged in the concerned districts for the sports events to be held outside Pokhara. Gurung further said the closed-door training along with other preparations would gain momentum once the ministry gave assurance for budgetary arrangements.
The National Games are scheduled to take place in Gandaki province headquarters in Pokhara on October 14-20. —