By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu- Nepal Olympic Committee has felicitated two women associated with the sports fraternity on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. The Women’s and Sports Commission of NOC on Tuesday felicitated Dr Sudha Sen Malla, who is also a former taekwondo player, and National Sports Council’s employee Julum Giri. Both of them were felicitated with cash prize.
NOC President Jeevan Ram Shrestha handed them letter of appreciation along with cash prize of Rs 25,000 each. The commission has been honouring a woman each from the technical and administrative fields each year. Dr Malla bagged the award in technical category.
Malla, who started learning taekwondo at the age of 8 while she was in Hong Kong, received a black belt in 1983. She had also won a gold medal in the First Sagarmatha Taekwondo Championship held the same year. She had received the third dan black belt from World Taekwondo Headquarters Kukkiwon in 2012. Dr Malla is a Brigadier General of the Nepalese Army and is currently stationed at Birendra Military Hospital.
Giri was felicitated under the administrative category. She has been working at the NSC since the last three decades and has undertaken various responsibilities.
Dr Malla thanked the commission for felicitating her. She also recalled her tutor on the occasion. Giri said she felt happy to be honoured for the first time in the sports sector.
During the occasion, NOC President Shrestha stressed on women’s participation in sports and said that the NOC has given high priority to women.