The Bir Ganeshman Singh Sports Committee (BGS) announced on Monday that it will organize three different sports events over two months starting March 5.
The Ganeshman Singh Foundation committee announced the organization of national fencing and boxing championships and a road race during a press conference in the capital.
According to Sanjeeb Tuladhar, the coordinator of the sports committee, the national fencing championship in both men’s and women’s categories will be held from March 5 to 7 at the indoor hall of Dasharath stadium. A total of six teams – Province 1, Bagmati, Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Province, excluding Police and APF, will compete in fencing. The treasurer of the Nepal Fencing Association, Anup Kapali, has been appointed as the fencing coordinator.
The road race will take place on April 30. Unlike in the past which only featured a 10km event, there will be an addition of 5km in this edition, both in the men’s and women’s sections. The race route is an open event and will start from Kingsway in Kathmandu. Former Head Athletics Coach Sushil Narshing Rana is the Technical Director and Rajan Khatri is the Road Race Director.
The Bir Ganeshman National Boxing Championships will be held from April 19-23 in Basantapur, Kathmandu. A total of 10 teams – one team from seven provinces and three departmental teams – will compete in boxing. The event will feature seven weight classes in the men’s section and five in the women’s class according to the standard Olympic weight division. However, the men’s event will not have a super heavyweight (91kg and above) division due to player crunches in the division.
Former Nepal Boxing Association president Rajiv Shrestha is the boxing coordinator and former head boxing coach Prachanda Sharma is the sport’s technical director.
According to the committee, the expected cost of organizing the three events is Rs9 million. Out of the total budget, 2.5 million rupees was allocated for fencing, 5 million rupees for boxing and 1.5 million rupees for road races.