Kathmandu, October 20
The Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign committee has decided to establish VNY promotional centres in all the Nepali embassies across the world to promote the campaign. For this initiative the VNY secretariat today signed an agreement with Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) to work jointly.
As per the agreement, NRNA will manage the human resources for the promotional centres. The agreement was signed between VNY Campaign Coordinator Suraj Vaidya and newly elected NRNA President Kumar Panta in the presence of Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai and other stakeholders.
The agreement further mentions that NRNA will conduct ‘Spend Holiday in Nepal with Family and Friends’ programme across the world with the support of NRNA members. Likewise, based on the agreement one non-resident Nepali will send at least one foreign friend to travel to Nepal in the year 2020.
Meanwhile, VNY secretariat will help NRNA in organising the association’s formal seminars, workshops and other programmes in Nepal throughout 2020. Similarly, the NRNA will conduct car and cycle rallies in major cities across world promoting Nepali destinations. Moreover, Nepali products will be promoted in respective hotels, firms, restaurants and shops of NRNs.
As the VNY campaign committee has announced to bring international diplomats for the inauguration of VNY in January next year, NRNA has signed an agreement making a commitment to take needful actions to send diplomats from the respective countries they are residing in at present.
Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, VNY Coordinator Vaidya said that the campaign committee will soon visit Australia, London and Malaysia for the campaign promotion.
“We have a lot of things to do in this short period of time. And our secretariat is hoping for support from all stakeholders to make this campaign successful,” he said, “It would be better to promote the good things about the country rather than posting and commenting on bad aspects of the country on social media.” Vaidya further assured to make the VNY campaign successful.
Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Bhattarai has requested the VNY committee and NRNA to conduct result oriented programmes and assured them that the government will take needful actions to support them.
A version of this article appears in print on October 21, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.