Pokhara, October 20
The National Sports Council has awarded an honorary gold medal to Nisim Thapa, who died after falling off the glider during the ninth National Games, currently underway in Pokhara of the Gandaki province, on Sunday.
On the last day of the sports gala on Thursday, Thapa was honoured with the posthumous honorary gold medal.
Youth and Sports Minister Maheshwar Jung Gahatraj handed over the medal to the deceased player’s uncle Venice Thapa.
Following the tragedy, all paragliding events of the National Games were postponed indefinitely following accident as instructed by the National Sports Council. Today, the organisers have decided to distribute medals based on the results of the preparatory games.