Kathmandu, January 18
Nominations for the People’s Choice Award under the NSJF-Pulsar Sports Award 2079 have been announced on Wednesday.
The award is presented every year by the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF).
The nominees for the 20th edition of the awards to be held on February 11 are footballer Anant Tamang, karate player Biplavlal Shrestha, volleyball player Niruta Thagunna, table tennis player Sikka Suwal Shrestha and body builder Rajni Shrestha.
Athletes are nominated in this category based on their success and popularity in the field of sports, said Durganath Subedi, the president of NSJF.
The winner of this category will be based on popular vote, Forum Members’ Vote, Social Media (NSJF Pulsar Sports Awards Official Facebook Page and Pulsar Nepal Official Page) vote and vote by Head Coaches of 27 different Sports.
Other categories of Pulsar Sports Awards 2079 include Best Male Athlete of the Year, Best Female Athlete of the Year, Best Coach of the Year, Best Young Player and Para-Athlete Award, Special Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Asian Sports Journalist Award.
The nominations for the remaining categories will be announced gradually, according to NSJF.