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13th South Asian Games inaugurated amid elegant ceremony



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Photo: Gorkhapatra/Ishwar Chandra JHa

By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Dec. 1: The 13th South Asian Games (SAG) has been inaugurated on Sunday evening amidst a posh function at the Dasarath Stadium, Tripureshwore.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the mega sport’s event. Member Secretary of NSC Ramesh Silwal said that the event was grand and one of its kind in the history of SAG.
The newly reconstructed Dasarath Stadium has been decorated colorfully for the ceremony.
The opening ceremony will last for 3 hours and 14 minutes. The ceremony has featured cultural performances, traditional dances and national songs of seven participating nations.
The ceremony has also presented dazzled fireworks and other acts based on modern light and sound technologies.
About 15,000 artists are performing in the ceremony. National Sports Council has also arranged to live stream the inaugural ceremony in big screen in 25 different locations.
Players from all seven South Asian countries has paraded in the ceremony.
Although Nepal is hosting SAG for the third time, it is the first time that the games are being held in three different cities, where, the capital city will be hosting 21 disciples, Pokhara eight and Janakpur one match.

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