Saturday, March 11, 2023 (Falgun 27, 2079)
Located at Sanobharyang, Kathmandu,
Swostishree Gurukul IB World School has successfully organized a road race for
enthusiastic students with the motto, “Run for National Peace ''.
The race which was inaugurated by Mr.
Baikuntha Manandhar, one of the most prominent runners and an Olympian in
marathons, was started at 8:05 a.m. right after a short zumba session led by
school dance teacher Miss Rubi Lama. The race had a participation of around 246
male and female students from different schools and institutions.
The grand closing ceremony was attended
by Mr. Baikuntha Manandhar, a former olympic runner, as the chief guest along
with a list of celebrated and respected invitees. The list included the
chairperson of Nagarjun Municipality ward no. 2 Mr. Thumraj K.C., General
Secretary of Nepal Olympic Association Mr. Nilendra Shrestha, PABSON chairman
Mr. D. K. Dhungana, marathon runners Mr. Ramkrishna Maharjan, Yuvaraj Sunuwar
and Buddhavir Lama, school football ambassador and former national football
team captain Mr. Anil Gurung and the officers of Nepal Police and Nepal Traffic
Police. The program was headed by honorable member of Bagmati Pradesh Assembly
Mr Ramkrishna Chitrakar, while the welcome speech was delivered by the school
principal Miss Neha KC.
The competition, intended for the
students under the age of 16, was divided into boy’s and girl’s categories.
Himal Adhikari won the boy’s race with a time of 19:05:01 minute while Dipendra
Bohara and Sanam Sherpa grabbed the 2nd and the 3rd positions with the timings
of 19:56:99 minute and 20:04:23 minute respectively, in a competition in which
the distance allocation was set at 5km and 3km for boys and girls respectively.
In the girl’s competition, Bimala Karki, Doma Budha and Ohana Karki grabbed the
first, second and the third positions with the timings of 15:09 minute, 15:10
minute and 15:25 minute respectively. Runners who secured positions from the
4th through 10th were, Badal Karki, Hasta Sunar, Chakka Rokaya, Rohit Bote,
Gautam Rai, Sujal Syagtan and Roshan Shrestha respectively while on the girls
side Anushiya Tandukar, Aaishma Aacharya, Asmita Thapa, Aayusha Rai, Bhavana
Nath, Manita Lama and Mina Gharti Magar secured the consolation prizes for
securing the positions from the 4th through 10th. Winners were given medals,
certificates and cash prizes of 25,000, 20,000, 15,0000 and 5000 for securing
1st through 10th positions respectively.
In the closing ceremony, the chief guest
emphasized the importance of the environment in the holistic development of the
students and added that discipline and dedication in every walk of life is
really important for students. Special guest and ward chairperson mentioned the
involvement of the school in effective programs and promised to help the school
in similar initiatives. Chief guest Mr. Baikuntha Manadhar was felicitated by
Honorable member Mr. Ramkrishna Chitrakar for the former’s contribution in the
sport while all the special guests were felicitated by the school managing
director Miss Mina Maharjan Chitrakar. Students duo Ishanvi Pandey and Samman
K.C. conducted the program while the event was supervised by the school ECA
coordinator Mr. Rakesh Kumar Rai.