Sunday, July 14

KBA honors badminton fraternity

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu Badminton Academy – KBA has honored the badminton fraternity on the occasion of Guru Purnima in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

The academy honored Pranab Kumar Talukdar, Uttam Simkhada, Prakash Uday, Dharmalal Shrestha, Rajni Joshi, Uday Kumar Shrestha, Mahendra Lal Shrestha and Shanti Manandhar for their vital role in the production of shuttler. On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the academy remembered late Gyan Bahadur Khadka, Dilendra Bir Pandey and Purushottam KC for their supreme contribution in the development of badminton.

In the same function, Triratna Manandhar who played a crucial role in the development of Nepali badminton was given a special honor. Likewise,  Sports Journalist Kushal Timalsina was honored with a reward of Rs. 15,000 for his contribution in badminton reporting.

Member Secretary of the National Sports Council (NSC) Tankalal Ghising, President of the Nepal Badminton Association Ramji Bahadur Shrestha, General Secretary of the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) Nilendra Raj Shrestha, President of the Nepal National and International Player’s Association Deepak Shrestha and others were present in the program.

Presidential Business School ties up with KBA

Presidential Business School ties up with Kathmandu Badminton Academy as a title sponsor. Now the academy will be run by the name of KBA Presidential Kathmandu Badminton Academy.

An annual sponsorship agreement worth Rs 1.5 million has been signed for the time period of two years. The Presidential Business School will provide Rs. 500,000 cash annually to KBA and a scholarship worth Rs. 1 million will be provided to KBA players who wish to study Bachelor and Masters level courses at Presidential College. The scholarship will be provided on the basis of the needs of the players.

KBA’s journey

KBA was established in Poush 2077 BS with an objective of producing the best shuttlers. The academy was established as a non-profit organization, and had produced inter-school competition champion players for a little while. Uday Kumar Shrestha, a former badminton coach of NSC, has been given the  major  responsibility of the Players Development Department. World Badminton Federation certified coaches Bal Krishna Thapa and Purushottam Dhakal are coaching the players of the academy. The training is being conducted on a regular basis at Devinagar Club, Baneshwor. 

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