हिमाली स्वरहरु – First NRN NCC USA Annual General Meeting September 17, 2011

First NRN NCC USA Annual General Meeting September 17, 2011

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NRN NCC USA organized its first Annual General Meeting in New York on Saturday September 17, 2011. The meeting started around 9 AM and concluded around 3:30 PM. UN permanent representative H.E. Ambassador Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya was the chief guest of the event and chaired by current acting president Mr. Prahlad K.C.

Board general secretary Mr. Shiva Rai started the program welcoming all present and requesting HE ambassadors and other distinguished person to come and assume the position in the stage. Mr. Rai, with permission from the chair, put a motion to the general body to accept or reject the proposed election committee requested by the Board to conduct election for NRN NCC USA representatives to NRN ICC. The election committee consisted of Mr. Rajendra Khatiwada (chair) and Mr. Suneel Shah, Mr. Ishwori Maskey, Attorney Durga Bhurtel and Dr. Morohang Limbu as members. The AGM approved this election committee.

Board media person Mr. Ram Kharel conducted the program supported by Mr. Rai. Acting President Mr. K.C. welcomed all in the first AGM and thanked the organizer. He requested everybody to help and support for the NRN NCC USA success and promised to make the organization transparent. Mr. Mukesh Singh and BOD member Mr. Ramesh Shrestha elaborated their view in the complex nature of the current Bylaw and emphasized need to amend it with the earliest. Regional coordinator Dr. Ambika Adhikari, ICC general secretary Mr. Ratan Jha, vice president Dr. Bidya Ranjeet and BOD Bishnu Maya Pariyar spoke about the importance of the organization and common responsibility of the board members to deliver. Dr. Adhikari expressed that our purpose is to serve and Mr Jha advised the Board to be active but also to be productive. Mr. Tsewang Sherpa Lama suggested that the ICC and NCC jurisdiction need to be maintained carefully.
Treasurer and Chair person of member verification team Dr. Binod Shah reported that the total current membership of the organization reached to 3025. He also presented 2011 income and expense report to the AGM. Mr. Shiva Rai presented various activities taken by the board so far and expressed that the current board is committed to be more focused in delivering in the coming days.

Many other community leaders and advisors commented on the activities of NRN NCC so far and requested the board to be active to make the objective of the organization successful. H.E. Ambassador spoke the need for the gradual improvement in the institutionalization of the organization and its activities to better serve the Diaspora and in Nepal. Past President Dr. Tara Niraula thanked the organizers of event and all present in the AGM.

The AGM also worked in finalizing and sending the list of delegates representing NRN NCC USA to the NRNA Convention going to be held from October 12-14, 2011 in Kathmandu.

Based on the total number of registered members, NRN NCC USA can send its three members to represent it at ICC as ICC Representative. There were five contestants, namely Mr. Bhuwani Gurung, Mr. Temba Sherpa Lama, Mr. Kul Mani Acharya, Mr. Sonam Lama and Mr. Aditya Maharjan. According to Bylaw, all the members need to be present for the election at the AGM. Mr Kul Mani Acharya was absent and hence the election committee invalidated his nomination and the AGM approved it. Mr. Sonam Lama withdrew his nomination. Therefore only the three nominations left were declared elected uncontested by the election committee to represent NRN NCC USA at the NRN ICC. After the declaration, each of elected members thanked everyone and expressed their commitment to serve NRN NCC USA with the best of their ability at the NRN ICC.

After the conclusion of the AGM, and under the chairmanship of President Prahlad K.C. the Board members held a meeting to reintroduce themselves and present their personal interest in NRN. The following Board members were present in the meeting. President Mr. Prahlad K.C., Senior Vice President Dr. Bidya Ranjeet, General Secretary Shiva Rai, Spokes person Bhuwani Gurung, Media coordinator Ram Kharel, Treasurer Dr. Binod Shah, BODs Dr. Bishnu Phuyal, Ms. Bishnu Maya Pariyar, Mr. Dilli Poudel, Attorney Ramesh Shrestha, Mr. Brihaspati Lama, Mr. Milan Rai, Mr. Nabin Sherchan, Mr. Sangey Lama, Mr. Durga Subba, Mr. Dharam Biswokarma, Mr. Chhiring Rapke Lama, Mr. Temba Dongba Hyolmo, Mr. Shree Parajuli, and past president Dr. Tara Niraula. All of the board members expressed their views in various progress and short comings so far and necessary steps for better delivery of its service to Nepalis living in USA. All board members made a commitment in taking actions to strengthen the organization.
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