Kathmandu, May 19. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took part in the eighth edition of ‘Kantipur Half Marathon’ organised by the Kantipur Publications today.
The Prime Minister who was invited to inaugurate the event at local Thapathali joined it for a while. On the occasion, he said the country was making its headway towards development and prosperity.
“The Communist government will make the country prosperous by the next 10 years.” He was confident that the country’s fate would change in the next one decade. “If the country failed to witness development in this period, it is never possible then.”
As stated by the Prime Minister, resources available within the country will be utilised and the country will be made self sufficient on production.
Armed Police Force Kanchhi Maya Koju and Nepal Army’s Hari Rimal won the title of the event in women’s and men’s category, respectively. They received Rs 50,000 and a scooter each. Likewise, Santoshi Shrestha became second and Brinda Shrestha third in women’s category while Homal Shrestha stood second and Gajendra Rai became third in men’s category.
The second prize carries a purse of Rs 30,000 each and the third prize carries Rs 20,000 each. The half marathon that originated from Thapathali and passed through Maitighar, New Baneshwor, Koteshwor and Gatthaghar, Sano Thimi, Sallaghari in Bhaktapur and returned via the same route to conclude at the Kanitpur Publication’s office at Thapathali