Kaski: Nepal Sports Journalist Forum Gandaki has decided to honor senior boxer Ganesh Bahadur Bhattarai with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.
Bhattarai will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award, Silver Karuwa, Trophy, Copper Leaf and Dosalla, said Rajaram Poudel, General Secretary of the Forum.
Earlier, the forum had invited senior players from Pvt. Dr. Birendra Singh Gurung, Krishna Bahadur Thapa, Khadga Bahadur Ranabhat, Chitra Bahadur Gurung and Ananda Ranjit have been honored with Lifetime Achievement Award.
Chairman of Nepal Sports Journalists Forum Gandaki Dinanath Baral has said that the preparations for the sixth Pokhara Sports Award 2078 have reached the final stage.
Under Pokhara Sports Arwad, male and female players of the year will receive electric scooters and trophies.
The best emerging player of the year, best coach of the year, best sports association of the year, best sports journalist will be given a trophy along with Rs. 35,000 in cash.
The award program to be organized at Pokhara Assembly Hall has been supported by Gandaki State Government, Pokhara Metropolitan City and other private organizations.
The work has been intensified by forming various committees and sub-committees to make the award program grand. The forum has been holding sports award program in Pokhara since 2072 BS.
What is Bhattarai?
Former international boxer Bhattarai is a silver medalist at the 4th South Asian Games in Pakistan in 1990. Bhattarai became the national boxing champion in 1989, 1990 and 1991 respectively.
Bhattarai, who participated in the junior national competition for the first time in 1987, became the junior champion in the first round.
He also won a gold medal at the 1988 Junior National Championships. That same year, he finished fourth in the senior category.
A year later, he became the national champion. Bhattarai arrived in Bangkok in 1990 and Pakistan in 1991 for six months of training.
While participating in national and international games, his right arm was broken. After that, he took a break as a player but began to handle the managerial side.
He was the team manager when Nepal won two gold, five silver and two bronze medals in the SAG held in Nepal in 1998.
Bhattarai, who is also involved in football, became a central member of ANFA and became the Deputy General Secretary.
Bhattarai has been the former vice-president of the players’ forum, vice-president of the Nepal Boxing Association, founding member of the Joy Foundation, president of Reban Pokhara and deputy mayor of Pokhara sub-metropolis for eight months.