Nepal Ice Hockey Association Saturday formed a 13-member district committee in Bhaktapur under the chairmanship Kiran Thapa.
Dilip Thapa Magar is the vice-chairperson of the Bhaktapur District Ice Hockey Committee, Dhan Bahadur Lama the secretary, Puskar Budhathoki co-secretary, Harisharan Basnet treasurer and Ram Chandra Thapa co-treasurer.
Rajendra Mishra, Arjun Karki, Sunbir Thing, Rajiv Lamichhane, Saroj Basnet, Ram Kumar Mahat and Deepak Lamichhane are members of the committee.
Rabindra Pratap Shah, Manal Ram Thapa and Manoj Kumar Thapa are advisors of the district committee.
Central committee members of Nepal Ice Hockey Association, including its chairperson Lok Bahadur Shahi were present at the formation.
Speaking on occasion, Shahi said the district's Nagarkot was one of the possible locations that could be developed as an ice hockey destination, given that it was already a well known tourist spot and also very close to the capital.
Shahi urged all committee members to put in their best efforts for the development of the game in the district.
Kiran Thapa expressed his commitment to make the committee more functional.
The recently formed association has already registered at the National Sports Council.