Youths of SOS Children's Village Lumbini bagged medals in the Eighth National Games

Mr. Aniz Bishwokarma (B.K.) and Mr. Navaraj Basnet, youths of SOS Children's Village Lumbini won silver and bronze medals under the men’s 87 and 54 KG weight category respectively, in the eighth National Games in Taekwondo in Bhairahawa of Province 5.
 
The second Dan Black Belt holder, Mr. Bishwokarma defeated a player from Nepal Police Club and a player from Province 7. Similarly, Mr. Basnet beat the player of Nepal Army Club. He is Black Belt third Dan holder.
 
“We are proud of our youths. They played for Province 5 and contributed to bring medals. This reflects their hard work and achievements. They are the real inspiration to many who believe in the strength of their dreams,” says Mr. Vijay Jung Rana, Project Director of SOS Children’s Village Lumbini.
 
A total of seven young people, three male and four female of SOS Children's Village Lumbini participated in three different games in which two of them won the medals and five of them gave satisfactory performance.
 
The National Game was held under Nepal Sports Council affiliated with the Government of Nepal. It formally started from 18 April, 2019 in Nepalgunj of Province 5 and was inaugurated by Right Honorable President of Nepal Ms. Bidhya Devi Bhandari. There were 5,211 athletes in 35 games from 7 province of Nepal.
 
SOS Children's Village Lumbini nurtures the children who can no longer live with their parents. It prioritizes academic as well as extracurricular activities for the holistic development of the children and young people.  Among several games, Taekwondo is the major game played by more than 75% of children and young people under the care of SOS Lumbini.