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Sunsari claims title in 3rd national boat race

Published Date : June 25, 2024

Manthali, June 25: Sunsari has claimed the title in the 3rd National Majhi Boat Race Competition held at Seleghat of Manthali municipality, Ramechhap.

Chandra Majhi and Jivan Majhi from Sunsari district secured the first position in the boat race crossing the Sunkoshi River in the shortest time- 3 minutes and 3 seconds. They did it in the single category.

Similarly, Kamal Majhi and Kushal Majhi from Okhaldhunga became second in the race by crossing the river in 3 minutes and 12 seconds.

Those standing third in the competition were Sunil Majhi and Urbe Majhi from Masantar, Ramechhap. They crossed the river in 3 minutes and 16 seconds.

Peshal Majhi and Dille Majhi become the fourth.

Similarly, in the double category, Sunsari became first, while Ramechhap the second, Okhaldhunga the third, and Sunsari ‘A’ the fourth. The first one finished it in 2 minutes and 44 seconds.

The winners were provided cash prizes and certificates.

Event coordinator Nawaraj Majhi informed that 26 persons participated in the single category and 29 groups in the double. The participants were from five districts, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Dolakha, Sunsari and Okhaldhunga.

The National Sports Council had recognized boat race as a sport, which had encouraged the boat entrepreneurs and sailors here.

The competition was inaugurated by Minister of Sports from Bagmati Province, Rama Ale.

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