By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Newly-appointed Member Secretary of the National Sports Council (NSC) Tanka Lal Ghising has initiated the process of preparing a work procedure regarding athletes’ insurance soon after assuming his responsibility as the head of the apex sports body on Tuesday. Ghising also endorsed a proposal to start preparation for the training of the national team which was halted since the last two years.
Ghising endorsed the two decisions while assuming his responsibilities at the NSC office in Tripureshwar.
Ghising was appointed the member secretary of NSC by a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Monday. Following his appointment to the coveted post, Ghising took oath of office and secrecy amid a function on Tuesday. Minister for Youth and Sports Maheshwar Jung Gahatraj, who is also the chairman of NSC, administered oath of office and secrecy to Ghising and handed him the appointment letter.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Gahatraj stressed on the need to carry out administrative works related to sports in a right way and a simplified manner. He also underscored the need for infrastructure development and to keep the morale of athletes high. The sports minister wished for a successful tenure of Ghising and advised him to maintain a good relations with all the associations in the sports fraternity.
Sports Secretary Dr Damodar Regmi stated that the NSC has found an able leadership with Ghising’s appointment and added that both opportunities and challenges lay in front of the newly-appointed member secretary. Similarly, NSC Vice President Shiva Koirala expressed his belief that Member Secretary Ghising will perform exemplary work just like Kulman Ghising, a household name in the country for his reforms in electricity management.
Meanwhile, Member Secretary Ghising expressed his commitment to fulfill the responsibilities handed over to him by the government. He also pointed out the need for improving the national team of Nepal. Ghising, who used to be the president of Nepal Rugby Association, said he has already resigned from the post.