Yuvaraj Lama, the filmmaker, was criticized for taking over the Nepal Sports Council in June. In spite of professionally being a filmmaker, a totally different field, he claimed that he was a sportsman before starting film making. Now, he has started showing how he can do something different for Nepali sports.
Yuvraj recently told that he is initiating something good for the future of sports in Nepal. He said, he and his team are working to establish a sports college in near future. Although, the college will no
t offer a graduate level course initially, it will be a good start for the development of professionalism of sports in Nepal.
Yuvraj, in his Facebook profile told:
My team is working to establish sports collage in Nepal… first phase it will be plus two..this will be first of its kind..
Dandi Biyo is a very simple game, but it is equally dangerous. Some say it is the National Game of Nepal. But, there is no documentary evidence to prove it (at least, I don’t know. If you have more information please comment.)
I am not against this sports being a National game. But, before a decision is made there should be certain prerequisite of sportsmanship and safety of players and spectators. To illustrate my point let’s analyze the following photo:
In the photo above CPN-UML leader KP Sharma Oli is seen inaugurating Dharan Sports Tourism Festival, by playing Dandibiyo in Dharan on April 27‚ 2011. Some
points to be noted:
- A sports need to have standard playing gear. The dandi KP is using to play the game is a simple piece of wood. That piece should be standardize in terms of the type of wood, length, diameter and grip friction.
- Same applies to the biyo piece. Length, diameter, tapering angle and so on.
Update: The Last Resort was officially open later yesterday. The agreement between the resort and the locals is not made public. Previously posted text follows:
If the talks with the locals doesn’t go well, we might see the last of the internationally popular bungee jump in Nepal. In a press release titled "Bungy Nepal and The Last Resort forced to shut down" the owner of the New Zealand-Nepali partnership adventure sports facility, The Last Resort, has told that the locals have forced to close the bungy bridge on Poush 6, 2067. The company says that the local community has claimed the ownership of the bridge and won’t let them do the business on it. (Full press release posted at the end of the article).
The Last Resort, founded in 1999, is located in Sindupalachowk near Barabise. The 160-meter high suspension bridge was constructed on top of steep Bhote Kosi River gorge for bungy jump purpose.
Now the local VDC official and leaders want the bridge to be handed over to them and the company use the facility in a lease agreement. But, the company says that they had build and paid for the bridge and can’t hand it over to the local people. If the local insist on taking over the bridge it will certainly prove to be a bad example for investors. Some argue, what will happen if people in Gorkha ask for the ownership of the Manakamana Cable Car or locals in Kulekhani ask for the ownership of the hydropower project over there.
The copy of the press release:
I am not a great fan of Kamal Thapa as a politician. But, I sure would congratulate Kamal Thapa as a title winner of Vetran Tennis played in Delhi, India.
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