The president of Nepal has praised taekwondo and the World Taekwondo Federation’s humanitarian work during a meeting with a visiting WTF delegation.
“Taekwondo is a very popular sport in our country,” said Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. “Taekwondo is not only a sport, but also it is education, which helps form a new well-disciplined generation.”
WTF demonstration team performs during the official ceremony of the THF pilot project & Nepal earthquake relief program at Shree Bal Shikchha Higher Secondary School Compund in Khaandi Chaur, Sindhupalchwok, Nepal.
WTF President Choue and WTF Continental Union presidents, along with a 15-member WTF Demonstration Team, arrived in Nepal on Jan. 29 for a week-long reconnaissance visit for the WTF Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) pilot project and the WTF’s Nepal earthquake relief program.
Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli thanked the delegation for their visit, noting that Nepal is moving forward on the sports front, with recent international success in cricket. Having seen taekwondo at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea in 2014, it was, Oli noted, “very excellent.”