42nd National Athletic Championship has begun at the Sports City Ground here today.
A total of 187 athletes are participating in the Championship. Nepal Athletics Association has organized the three-day Championship in coordination with Morang Athletics Association.
Inaugurating the Championship, Member-Secretary of the National Sports Council Keshav Kumar Bista said that the government has shown its interest in the development of the sports sector.
He also shared that Madan Bhandari International Invitational Gold Cup Football tournament, that carries the highest amount of prize money in the country, is going to be held at the Itahari-based Stadium.
Various games including 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters race as well as high jump, long jump, triple jump, among other games are being held in the Championship.