Panta elected to lead NRN Association
- Says will focus on ending disparity in NRNA and unite NRNs for Nepal’s benefit
Kathmandu, October 18
Kumar Panta, a Germany-based non-resident Nepali (NRN) has been elected the new president of Non-Resident Association of Nepal (NRNA) through the ninth global convention of the organisation, which concluded here today.
Panta defeated his competitor Kul Acharya (an NRN based in the United Kingdom) by 147 votes to secure NRNA’s top post. While Panta secured a total of 1,217 votes, Acharya received 1,070 votes.
Talking to media after the election results, Panta said that his first priority will be to end disparity in NRNA and NRNs and unite them for the social and economic benefits of Nepal. “Winning and losing is certain in any election. I will focus on uniting all NRNs under NRNA. Similarly, it is crucial that NRNs prioritise Nepal while making investment. NRNA will encourage the Nepali diaspora to bring in mega investment into Nepal,” he said.
Panta also expressed his commitment to maintain and uplift the legacy of NRNA in Nepal and among Nepali people. Meanwhile, Panta also assured free membership to NRNs in NRNA and restructure the association during his tenure.
The newly elected executive committee of NRNA has a two-year tenure.
Meanwhile, the convention has also elected Badri KC, Sonam Lama, Mana KC and Arjun Shrestha as vice-presidents of NRNA. Similarly, Rabina Thapa has been elected as the woman vice-president of the organisation.
While Hem Raj Sharma has been elected as the general secretary, RK Sharma and Gauri Raj Joshi have been elected as secretaries of NRNA. Meanwhile, Mahesh Shrestha has been elected as the treasurer and Lok Prasad Dahal has won the joint-treasurer’s race.
Likewise, Bhoma Devi Limbu has been elected as the woman coordinator of the association. Manakala Thapa Bista and Roshan Thapa have been elected as regional coordinators of NRNA.