Nepal Olympic Committee Sec-Gen visits Bangladesh on double mission

© Nilendra Raj Shrestha Facebook
© Nilendra Raj Shrestha Facebook

Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 23, 2022: The Secretary General of Nepal Olympic Committee, Nilendra Raj Shrestha, has made a visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh on two sporting missions in rugby and triathlon.

First, the Nepal official attended the Bangladesh-Nepal inter-border rugby sevens series on June 21-22 and met with the President of Asia Rugby, Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai, at the Olympic Bhawan, Dhaka.

In a meeting with the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Olympic Association, Syed Shahed Reza, the two sides discussed the promotion of rugby in both countries as well as the possibility of more sports federations holding inter-border championships between Nepal and Bangladesh.

He also lobbied for rugby sevens to be included in the sports programme of the next South Asian Games in Pakistan in 2023.

Mr Shrestha is also President of Nepal Triathlon Association and the South Asian Triathlon Association and met with the President of the Bangladesh Triathlon Association, Bashir Ahmed, and lobbied for the triathlon association to be affiliated to the Bangladesh Olympic Association.