Aug 8, Kathmandu: A member of the National Assembly of the ruling Nepali Congress Durgakumari Gurung has demanded the government arrange pension arrangements for sportsmen as well.
Speaking at a special time in the National Assembly meeting on Monday, MP Gurung requested the government to provide pensions to sportsmen who have won honors in the national and international arenas like teachers and employees by arranging an age limit.
He also drew the government's serious attention to arranging necessary arrangements for playing games for citizens of all age groups. He said that the development of the sports sector would lead to the development and prosperity of the country and the citizens would also be healthy, so the government should pay special attention to the development of that sector.
MP Gurung pointed out the need for the government to pay attention to the participation of the youth in the field of sports. MP Gurung also complained that although there is a need to develop the country by mobilizing the youth, the government has not brought policies, programs, and budgets accordingly.