Gulariya (Bardia): The formal events of the ninth edition of the inter-secondary school president running shield sports tournament began at Padnah of Bardia here today.
The event is taking place in the sports ground of the Panchajanya secondary school with the main slogan of ‘sports for health, sports for nation.’ The tournament was inaugurated by CPN-UML Vice-chair and former home minister Bamdev Gautam on Wednesday.
A total of 70 community and private school students of Barida are competing in the tournament. More than 2500 athletes are competing in volley ball, kabbadi, athletics, karate, taekwando, wusu, according to chair of the district sports development committee Khagendra Khanal.
The tournament will conclude on February 13.