Karate players win 14 medals

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Five Bhutanese karate players from the refugee camp have won various 14 medals in a regional level Sitorio Karate competition held in far-west Nepal earlier this month. Of these, six medals were gold, five silver and three bronze.

Karate players, and their coach, first from right in the back row (Picture: Dikesh Lama/BNS)
Karate players, and their coach, TR Rai, first from right in the back row (Picture: Dikesh Lama/BNS)

Camp Management Committee (CMC) and some active camp-based volunteers organized a felicitation program to honor the Karate players and their coach on Tuesday, according to Beldangi camp secretary Sanchahang Subba.

Those honored by CMC included players such as Bikram Shanker, Krishna Rai, Punam Gautam, Monju Bhandari and Manisha Rai, and their coach TR Rai.

People from various walks of life were present during the felicitation program.

Dozens of participants from various SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries took part in the Sitorio Karate competition, according to its organizers.