Kathmandu, July 11: The National Sports Council (NSC) has presented cash prizes as encouragement award to athletes winning medals for the nation in various international sports meet.
At the program held at the NSC office at Tripureswor on Wednesday, NSC Member-secretary gave away the cash prize to 61 athletes winning gold medal in the South Asian Games (SAG) and silver medal in Asian Games.
The SAG gold medal winners received a cash prize of Rs. 7,510 while the silver medal winners of Asian Games received Rs. 2.890 each.Those honoured today are athletes playing karate, judo, taekwando among others.
Speaking on the occasion, NSC Member-secretary Mr Lama said though the cash amount given was not very substantial a good process has been made in recognition of the contribution of the athletes.