July 23: The Visit Nepal 2020 Secretariat recently honored a 31-member British hockey team which set a world record by playing hockey in an altitude of 5019 meters above the sea in Nepal.
The secretariat applauded the hockey players during an event held at its office in Kesar Mahal on Sunday, 21 July.
The British hockey team supported by Narba Treks and Expedition had arrived Nepal 10 days ago to set a world record by playing hockey in a location below Throngla Pass in Manang district.
The team led by Andy Halliday was honored by coordinator of Visit Nepal 2020 Suraj Vaidya during the event.
Halliday said during the felicitation that they had prepared a lot to visit Nepal to set the world record and thanked all the team members for the success.
“Thanks to all who have supported on here over the last 10 days. I will never forget this experience. I’ve been at the top and the bottom of the scale, both physically and mentally,” he Tweeted later.
Likewise, Umesh Lal Shretha, president of All Nepal Hockey Association, congratulated the British hockey team for its world record.
“The Hockey Association of Nepal congratulates the courage of the British team. The new record would be helpful to promote hockey in Nepal which is in dire state,” informed Shrestha.
Vaidya congratulated the record breaking team and thanked them for selecting Nepal for the purpose.
“The record has promoted Nepal as a destination for high altitude sports and Visit Nepal 2020 coordination committee is thankful to the team,” informed Vaidya.
Suraj Vaidya and the Visit Nepal 2020 team had distributed Visit Neal 2020 souvenirs to the participating team members during the event.