6-point letter to Sports Minister

Kathmandu: Nepal National and International Sportsmen’s Association (NNIPA) has handed over a letter to Youth and Sports Minister Dawa Lama Tamang.

A team of NNIPA led by Chairman Deepak Shrestha reached the Ministry on Wednesday and handed over a letter to Minister Tamang.

The association has submitted a letter containing various six-point demands. These include demands that Olympians, Asian Games medalists, and South Asian Games (SAGS) gold medalists receive as much as possible without cutting back on the incentive allowances they have been receiving and are currently suspended.

The incentive allowance received by the players from the National Sports Council (NSC) has been stopped since the current fiscal year 2077/07. As a result, the players who won 51 gold medals in the 13th SAG organized in Nepal have not been able to get incentive allowance.

The association has demanded in a letter to draw up the issue of incentive allowance for silver and bronze medal winners of green.

Similarly, there is a demand to take necessary initiative for the Ninth National Sports Project, to create an environment for the national team to start training for the remaining sports by adopting health standards.

Similarly, there is a demand to make appropriate arrangements for the players who have contributed to enhance the pride and prestige of the country by decorating them with decorations provided by the head of state as per the procedure.

Also, the association has drawn attention to the fact that there is no concrete decision and arrangement in the policy form despite the policy to ensure the future of the players from time to time. The federation has also emphasized on the need to provide encouragement to the new generation by creating employment according to the thematic qualifications of the medal winning athletes for the nation.