KATHMANDU: Dev Man Hirachan of Japan has been unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Non Resident Nepali (NRN) on Thursday for a two year term. The other two contenders Ram Pratap Thapa (Germany) and Bhim Uddas (Lesotho) decided to pull back their candidacy saying the move was for the favour of the organisation.

Hirachan will replace Dr. Upendra Mahato who has been NRN chairman for three terms for a total of six years.

The three day fourth Non Resident Nepali (NRN) Global Conference 2009 concludes on Thursday with new members in its working committee. NRN is the largest body being operated by the Nepalis living outside Nepal.