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NRNA Special Convention Decides To Organize General Convention In July, Stresses On Diverse Representation

“We are happy to organize the special convention successfully,” said Dr. Badri KC, NRNA’s Vice President. “We took many decisions on reforming our organization and it was a very important task long overdue.”

By Baba Rajeshwari Thapa VIANNA:- A special convention of the Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) has decided to organize a General Convention in July 2021 stressing on the need to make the organization more inclusive of the youths, second generation, women and the professionals.

The convention, which was organized virtually, also decided to form a committee in the leadership of Gowa Katwal for financial management and transparency. Ranjit Mahato and Dila Kharel are the two other members of the committee.

The convention further decided to amend the NRNA constitution related to electoral representation, fees and maintaining diversity.

From here onward, 65 percent of the electoral delegates will be selected from among former NRNA office holders, 25 percent will be elected as the new ones and the remaining 10 percent will be nominated by the NRNA chair on the recommendation of executive committee from among youths, women, second generation, experts, professionals or from people with special contributions.

“We are happy to organize the special convention successfully,” said Dr. Badri KC, NRNA’s Vice President. “We took many decisions on reforming our organization and it was a very important task long overdue.”

“We managed to make amendments agreeable to all. We also introduced the concepts of smart NRNA and online voting. We further developed measures for financial transparency. These were some of the key achievements of the convention,” said Gangadhar Gautam, Deupty Coordinator of the NRNA’s Constitution Amendment Recommendation Committee.

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