Kathmandu Badminton Academy Celebrates World Badminton Day with Girls from Bal Mandir
Kathmandu Badminton Academy (KBA) recently organized a vibrant celebration for World Badminton Day on July 5th at Bal Mandir Naxal. The event aimed to provide a unique opportunity for 45 girls residing in Bal Mandir, a shelter for orphaned and vulnerable children, to learn and experience the game of badminton. The program was a resounding success, with more than 70 girls in attendance, who not only learned the technical aspects of the game but also enjoyed singing, dancing, and engaging activities.
Empowering Girls through Sports:
The highlight of the event was the participation of 45 girls from Bal Mandir, who eagerly learned badminton skills from the talented players of Kathmandu Badminton Academy. These girls, who have faced significant challenges in their lives, were ecstatic to receive this equal opportunity to engage in sports. Under the guidance of the academy players, they learned essential techniques and gained valuable insights into the game. This event truly empowered them, allowing them to experience the joy and camaraderie that sports can bring.
A Joyous Occasion:
The atmosphere at the event was filled with excitement and enthusiasm as more than 70 girls came together to celebrate World Badminton Day. In addition to the badminton sessions, the girls were treated to delightful performances of dancing and singing, which added a touch of entertainment to the program. Rita Bista, the president of Kathmandu Badminton Academy, presented a token of love to Vidya Upadhyaya Neupane, the president of Bal Mandir, in recognition of their collaboration and support.
Appreciation from Bal Mandir:
Vidya Upadhyaya Neupane, the president of Bal Mandir, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Kathmandu Badminton Academy for giving the girls at Bal Mandir an equal opportunity to engage in the sport. She emphasized the importance of such events in allowing the girls to have fun and enjoy themselves. Neupane also revealed the institution's future plans to prioritize other sports, broadening the range of opportunities available to the children.
Deepak Thapa, the Secretary of Kathmandu Badminton Academy, highlighted the significance of celebrating World Badminton Day at Bal Mandir this year. Last year, the academy had the privilege of celebrating the event with the esteemed President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas. This year's decision to hold the celebration at Bal Mandir was driven by the desire to make a positive impact on the lives of the children. Thapa praised the participants for their outstanding efforts and expressed his gratitude for their contribution in making World Badminton Day a grand success.
Promoting Sports Equipment:
As part of their commitment to supporting sports activities, the Kathmandu Badminton Academy generously donated all the sports equipment used during World Badminton Day to Bal Mandir. This gesture aims to facilitate the children's continued engagement in badminton and nurture their budding talent. Rasila Maharjan, Nepal's number one female badminton player, actively participated in the event and played alongside the girls from Bal Mandir, encouraging them and fostering a sense of camaraderie between the academy and the children.
Overall, the celebration of World Badminton Day at Bal Mandir by Kathmandu Badminton Academy was a resounding success, providing a platform for girls to learn and enjoy the sport. Through this event, the academy demonstrated its commitment to empowering underprivileged children through sports, while also fostering a spirit of collaboration and inclusivity. The donation of sports equipment ensures that the girls of Bal Mandir will continue to nurture their passion for badminton and further explore their potential in the sport.
Published on 7th July 2023Annual Day Kathmandu