KATHMANDU: Honorary Consul for Seattle in Washington State, AC Sherpa, has announced his candidacy for the post of joint treasurer of the Non-Resident Nepali Association as the only umbrella organisation of the Nepali diaspora living in different parts of world that is scheduled to hold its election during its ninth world convention in Kathmandu on October 15-17.
Issuing a statement today, Sherpa, who has already served as Deputy Regional Coordinator (Americas) for the NRNA’s International Coordination Council, said that he would solely work for the transparency, financial discipline and resource development in the Non-Resident Nepali Association.
“I have a long contribution in setting up the new height of NRNA,” Sherpa said, adding that his candidacy for the joint treasurer of the NRNA’s International Coordination Council aimed at boosting the financial health of the organisation.
Born in Tapting VDC in Solukhumbu district, Sherpa has already climbed all the highest peaks in the seven continents including the Mt Everest.
According to the statement, Sherpa has also been serving communities in need in remote areas through the 7 Summit Foundation. The foundation is mainly active in health and education sectors as it offers support to communities in need in Solukhumbu and Sindhupalchowk districts, among others. Sherpa has also climbed Mt Everest with NRNA flag to spread the message of unity. He has led multiple business ventures in the US, Nepal and Canada.
There was a need to maintain transparency while mobilising the designated fund in NRNA, Sherpa said, adding that he would set up a strong mechanism for transparency as well as raising fund for the organisation. “I had recently organised ‘Nepal-USA: Business Collaboration, Investment Opportunities and Visit Nepal 2020 consultative meeting’ in Redmond to explore the benefits of business operations in Nepal for both Nepali and American business interests,” he stated.
Being the Honorary Consul in the US, Sherpa has been taking care of the interest of Nepalis residing in the States for the purpose of business, trade, tourism, education, travelling and has assisted them in all legal, consular and trade-related matters, the statement added.
“I will take forward the NRNA movement and work towards making a substantial contribution in my motherland,” Sherpa said. Sherpa, who has been assisting Nepali communities by working as a medium of liaison with the American government and relevant organisations in the US, also emphasised the need to revitalise NRNA with new vision and determination.
For 2019-2021, NRNA is going to elect a new 39-member executive committee, which is also called International Coordination Council, in Kathmandu.