"CoAS Trophy 2069" Kicks Off

The "Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Trophy 2069" kicked off at the Nepalese Army Physical Fitness and Training Centre(NA Sports Complex), Lagankhel on Sept 16,2012. CoAS General Gaurav SJB Rana inaugurated the sports meet amid a special function. Director General of Military Training, Major Gen. Yagya Bikram Rana gave the welcome speech followed by a march past from the athletes. The Inter-Division Sports Competition includes Athletics, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Boxing and Twaekendo. Altogether eight teams of the Nepalese Army all six Division Headquarters, Special Forces and the Supporting Arms are competing for the Trophy. The winning team will receive the CoAS Trophy during the Army Day later in the year. On the first day, Pte Durga Devkota of Valley Division Headquarters won the women's 100m while Pte Min Bahadur Chaudhary also from Valley Division bagged the gold in the men's 100m category. CoAS Gen Rana gave away certificates and medals to the winners of the Sunday's events. Defense Secretary, ex-CoAS, ex- and serving Generals, Chiefs of the Security Forces, residential Military Attaches, officials from the Sports Council, media personnel and other high ranking officials of Nepalese Army were present at the ceremony.