October 08, 2014

A press conference was organized at Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) in order to give information about NMA's participation in World Cup IFSC Climbing Competition to be held in Mokpo, Korea on 11 and 12 Oct 2014. NMA sent Mr. Niraj Karki and Mr. Pranil Man Shrestha as athletes and Mr. Prem Gurung as Sport Manager for the competition. Mr. Karki is the winner of NMA IFSC Climbing Competition held on 25 Dec and Mr. Shrestha is the winner of Heritage Onsight Climbing Competition organized on 23 Sep.

IInd Vice President and Convener of Sports Climbing Committee Mr. Deebas Bikram Shah shared information about International Federation of Climbing Competition (IFSC) and NMA's participation in the program. He also informed that climbing competition will be included in Olympic Games of 2024 and we need to be prepared for that competition. Similarly, NMA President Ang Tshering Sherpa mentioned that one of major objectives of NMA is development of climbing sports activities in Nepal; hence, it has been organizing sports climbing competition since many years. He also said that due to our capacity on mountaineering field, Nepal has opportunity to win medals in sport climbing international games.

On the same program, Director General of newly formed Department of Tourism Mr. Tulasi Prasad Gautam was also welcomed. He wished for the successful participation of Nepalese team in the competition and assured for the cooperation from Tourism Ministry for the development of sport climbing in Nepal.

At the end of the program, the athletes were handed over national flag and t-shirts.

 
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