The final preparations for the 9th National Games which is beginning today at the Pokhara Stadium are over, the organizer said.
Vice-President Nanda Kishor Pun is scheduled to inaugurate the Ninth National Games at the Pokhara Stadium at 3:30 pm on today, according to coordinator of publicity sub-committee of the Ninth Sports Games Dipendra Bista.
A total of 36 tournaments would be played in the National Games, which is taking place in eight districts of Gandaki Province. Likewise, more than 10,000 individuals including 8,000 plus sportspersons and officials would be in the districts of Gandaki Province for the national games.
The Ninth National Games was postponed for two years due to an outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and local level elections. The competition will run till October 19.
Participants from 11 teams including one each from all seven provinces, Nepali Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force Nepal, and also one from Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) will compete in the mega event.