Asian Games silver taekwondo silver medalist Savita Rajbhandari and her husband Kishor Shrestha have donated food items to the families of economically weak athletes who have been hit by the corona virus.
Member Secretary of the National Sports Council Ramesh Kumar Silval handed over relief to 150 families for identifying the families of the troubled players and distributing them to Ashok Kumar Shrestha, President of Nepal Kyokushin Seisin Kaikan Karate Association (WKKO Nepal). Rice, oil, salt, nuts, soybeans and soap were provided to the Kyokushin karate players from the valley and surrounding districts, said Hema Manandhar, vice-president of the association.
Earlier, relief was distributed to 200 affected families including daily wage earners of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward 11 with the help of Savita and Kishor. At that time, Member Secretary Silval had handed over the relief to Ward Chairman Hiralal Tandukar.
Savita is the silver medalist of the 1998 Bangkok Asiad. Kishor also won bronze in the same Asiad. They have been living in Seattle, USA for a long time.
Relief to Foreign Players
Former national football player Sundar Thapa has also provided food aid to foreign football players who are stuck in Nepal due to continuous lockouts. Thapa, president of West Kathmandu Football Club and deputy coordinator of the futsal committee of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), on Monday donated food to foreign players in Nayabazar, Kathmandu. Thapa has provided food to about 10 foreign players who have been playing various competitions including Martyrs’ Memorial A Division League from different clubs in Nepal.
He helped with rice, pulses, salt, oil, biscuits and various vegetables. Thapa also informed that he will continue to support other foreign players playing football in Nepal.