Kaski, January 5 : The Eighth Mountain Sports Festival is to be organized in Gandaki Province from March 4. Mountain Sports Federation is hosting the event with the objective of promoting sustainable tourism through traditional and adventure mountain sports.
Fifteen various games like archery, shot put, rock climbing, canoeing. Cycling, paragliding, cross-country running, motor sports, tug-of-war, ring wrestling, horse racing, triathlon, golf, skate boarding, among others, have been included in the Festival, event coordinator and member of the National Sports Council, Subarna Shrestha, said.
He said the international players will also participate in the triathlon and ring wrestling competitions. Athletes from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and America among other countries will participate in the Ring Wrestling. It is said the event will see the participation of around 1,500 athletes and 500 officials. The Sports Festival will run till April 2. The sports competitions under the Festival will be held in Pokhara, the province capital, Mustang, Baglung, Tanahun, Syangja and Lamjung. RSS