Dr K.C. elected NRN Canada president
The general convention elected Dr. Binod K.C. the president of the NRN Canada chapter.
On the occasion, three senior members of the Nepali diaspora in Canada, were honoured with the Outstanding Nepalese Diaspora Members in Canada. They are Dr. Kunja Ramani Sharma, Laxman Tripathi and Dr. Jaynarayan Bahadur Shrestha, who have been providing voluntary service to the non-resident Nepalis in Canada since long.
Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton, the Calgary Nepalese Community Association and Nepalese Community Society of Calgary were the conference co-organizers. There are nearly 15,000 Nepalis and 5,000 Bhutanese of Nepali origin residing in Alberta province in west Canada.
President of the Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton, Mohanath Acharya, said his organization would play an important role in promoting and expanding the collaboration with the Athawaska University in the campaign of opening Open University in Nepal.
Senator and former social welfare minister of Alberta Province, Prof. Zene Jojdesky said that the Government of Alberta Province is willing to work in collaboration with the Nepali NRN community in the province and to support it.
The Edmonton Declaration passed by the conference envisages making the Mainatada VDC in Surkhet district in Nepal as the model village, collaborating with Nepal Library Foundation to set up libraries in Nepal, carrying out professional mentoring programmes to find decent jobs for Nepalis and promoting investment from the NRN community through the NRN Global Investment Fund for Nepal.
Election Result of 2011 is as follows:
President – Binod KC
Vice President – Alberta – Betman Bhandari
Vice President – Saskatchewan and Manitoba – Chitra Pradhan
Vice President – Ontario – Giri Prasad Budhathoki
Vice President – Ontario – Gopal Prasad Bhandari
Vice President – Quebec and Atlantic Canada – Prakash Mungrati
General Secretary – Gopi Krishna Kafle
Secretary – Tulsi Prasad Sapkota
Treasurer – Radhika Kharel
Elected Members :Bishnu Subba (Calgary), Naba Raj Adhikari (Edmonton), Damodar Pokhrel (Regina), Bishwa Nepal (Saskatoon), Mohan Aryal (Brampton), Subas BK (Brampton), Bhawana Pokhrel (Mississauga), Hemantmohan Thapa (Toronto), Ram Prasad Poudel (Toronto, Gyanendra Pokhrel (Halton and Windsor), Krishna Humagain (Northern Ontario), Gyanendra Pokharel (Western Ontario), Pramod Dhakal (Ottawa and Neapen), Radha Basnyat (Ottawa and Neapen), Pabitra Upadhaya (Quebec)