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Palesha Goverdhan Shines Bright: Secures Gold at Asian Qualification Tournament for Paris 2024 Paralympics

"Palesha Goverdhan Shines Bright: Secures Gold at Asian Qualification Tournament for Paris 2024 Paralympics"

National Paralympic Committee Nepal celebrates Palesha Goverdhan’s triumph! She has secured the gold medal at the Asian Qualification Tournament for the Paris 2024 Paralympics, guaranteeing her spot in the K44 57kg competition. Best wishes for Paris 2024!

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC} Nepal (formerly known as National Para Sports Association (NPSA) – Nepal} has been working for disabled sports in the country since Its inception in 2000. On April 2004, the former organization named NPSA was recognized by International Paralympic Committee ( IPC) as the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Nepal which enabled NPSAin the name of NPC Nepal to make historical participation for the first time ever in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, an Olympic Game of the Disabled, held in 17-28 September 2004.


The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Nepal – formerly known as National Para Sports Association (NPSA) – Nepal,  has been working for disabled sports in the country since its inception in 2000.

In April 2004, the former organization named NPSA was recognized by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Nepal which enabled NPSA in the name of NPC Nepal to make historical participation for the first time ever in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, an Olympic Game of the Disabled, held in 17-28 September 2004.  Similarly, NPC Nepal has been participating in all major International Sporting events Including Beijing 2008, London 2012, Brazil 2016, and so on.

NPC- Nepal is the highest national body responsible for Nepal’s elite athletes with a disability to international participation. NPC Nepal conducts such responsibility by selecting, training, and sending the Nepalese team to participate in all the Paralympic and its sanctioned Games.  It also disseminates information about disability sports, and promotes research, conducts training, organizes seminars, workshops and also organizes national games and championships to enhance and develop Paralympic sports in Nepal.

The NPC is always standing for awareness of the Paralympic Games as an elite sports competition and it also encourages young athletes with disabilities to test their limits in sport and to promote cross-cultural communication between disabled athletes. It promotes dean, fair sport as per developing under the code of conduct and direction of PC and its constitution.


Recreation and Sports is an integral part of human being, for it is the sole factor
that develops the mentality, personality, and feelings of men distinguishing them
from their contemporary earth creatures. It has become not only the means of
entertainment but also a human right and means of establishing national glory in
recent years.

Its also equally essential for a person with disabilities (PWDs) with the help of
which they can lead a life of dignity and self-respect. The recreation & sports far
PWD has been establishing as an important status in the modern world of
International Sports. If we took into the history of Nepalese sports of (PWDs),
disabled athletes have been actively participating in various international
competitions for fast 35 years and also have received many medals and prizes.
Although efforts have been made by the Government to make a policy and
Implement various activities to respect the dignity of @sabled people, but to
practice very little has been done. There is a wide gap between the demand and
the provision of services to them. Till date, we are not able to respect the
disabled athletes property because of the lack of cf resources, skilled manpower,
stadium halls, enough government commitment and absence of long term vision,
Hence, with a view to extending cooperation and coordination with all the
concerned agencies and to conduct the sports competitions for the disabled
around the kingdom regularly and International Participation “National
Paralympic Committee (NPC) -Nepal” has been established.

Nepal had consistently participated in the Far East and South Pacific Games
for the Disabled (FESPIC) since 1975. And recently Asian Paralympic Committee
is formed under the IPC. Now APC is covering almost all Paralympic sports for
the disabled in Asia along with the participation in each Paralympic games.
Nepalese Athletes Left an initial history of international participation in disabled
sports by FESPIC games and then Athens 2004 Paralympic Games being able to
make significant achievement.

For the first time in the year 2004, the National Paralympic Committee
enabled Nepal’s participation to Athens 2004 Paralympic games with four
Members delegation among which two were disabled, one female Athlete with
visually impaired.

After the Olympic Gate open in 2004 Nepal has been able to participate in each
Paralympic games like Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and Adan Youth Pala Games
2009, Tokyo Japan is the concrete evidence of the ability to participate of
NPC in such important events.

Furthermore, Asian Paralympic Games 2010, Guangzhou, China has become
another historical participation with a large number of athletes including
wheelchairs and also women athletes of wheelchair bound. The London 2012
Paralympic Games are also taking in a priority list of international participation.
Simultaneously the training of the athletes and coaches in the country and
abroad are also in the list of the current action plan of NPC Nepal.

It is also considered a very important aspect that the national sports council (NSC),
Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC), National Federation of the Disabled (NFD), and
some other sports organizations for a person with disabilities working in national
level, necessary co-operation, and coordination is admired as an important support
of NPC for the enhancement and upliftment in the country.

It is also very important the support of the government of Nepal, which we are
having, is also considered a most. In this connection with mutual co-operation to
set up the initial background and accessible infrastructures like a stadium, gymnasium
and other essentials must be set as soon as possible.

1. To make Co-ordination with the Government and Non-government
Organizations in order to arrange and conduct National competitions,
National Championships and international participation.

2. Collect necessary support, to organize necessary competitions.

3. To collect assistance from different fundraising techniques to conduct
sport and cultural competitions.

4. To disseminate information regarding disabled sports program to
conducting various seminars, talk programs, and interactions, etc.

5. To arrange Regional, National and International level sports competition
for the PWDs athletes.

6. To publish sports news, the magazine with creative and healthy articles of
Sports and cultural programs at a national level.

7. Select elite athletes and arrange to participate in international sports

8. To draw attention to sports and cultural program for the disabled and
honor to the best service provider in this regard.

9. To get recognization from the concerning international sports agencies.

10. Arrange national championship competitions to select athletes to
participate in international paralympic games.

11. Always take leadership to international delegations and necessary too-
the operation will be made with the government of Nepal, National Sports
Council, Nepal Olympic Committee and other concerning disability-related
government and non-governmental organizations of Nepal.

12. To work as per the guidelines of IPC and its constitution,

13. Conduct Training of Sports and more opportunity will be given young and
women athletes.

1. Necessary coordination can also be made with all the concerning
agencies and collect possible data’s with a view to conducting National and
International game competitions within the disabled throughout the country.

2. Provide proper training programs to the disabled athletes according to
the disability areas and according to their abilities, Arrange programs
to increase self-confidence & respect the dignity of PWDs.

3. Honor and provide prizes to the extraordinary athletes and other
outstanding service provider in it.

4. Conduct meetings and seminars in order to create effective programs.

5. Emphasis the effectiveness of communication media and create public
awareness through it.

6. Always aimed to get prizes and medals from elite level international
disability sports competitions.

7. Co-ordination will be done to make accessible infrastructure building for
Paralympic sports.

8. Work will be done as needed for Paralympic sports.






Jit Bahadur Khadka