Rishi Dhakal Reappointed As Consulate General Of Nepal For California
By N24 Staff Writer, LOS ANGELES:- The government of Nepal has reappointed Rishi Dhakal as the Honorary Consulate General of Nepal for California of the United States for the the next four years.
According to an announcement, Mr. Dhakal will be responsible for facilitating Nepal-US relations from various cities and places of California including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, among others.
“It’s an honor for me to serve as the bridge between the friendly governments of Nepal and the US. I will be dedicated in discharging my duty honestly,” Mr. Dhakal told Nepal24Hours on Friday, November 19, 2020.
“My first priority in my second tenure will be to extend a helping hand to Nepalis living in California on behalf of the government of Nepal, if they are in need of any help,” Mr. Dhakal said.
“My second priority will be to focus on promoting trade between Nepal and the US. In particular, I would like to facilitate import of Nepalese goods, including garment, carpet and handicrafts, into the US. Promoting tourism in Nepal by encouraging more American tourists to visit Nepal would be my third priority. Tourism business is literally on a hold due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, once this crisis is over, we can resume tourism activities in Nepal to its fullest,” said Mr. Dhakal.
Born to father Lilanath Dhakal and mother Megha Maya Dhakal in Gorkha, Nepal, Mr. Dhakal is renowned in California and the US as an established businessman and a social worker. He was first appointed as the honorary Consulate General of Nepal for California in 2013. He was then honored as the Commercially Important Person (CIP) by the Government of Nepal in 2014.
Mr. Dhakal has restaurant, real estate and import businesses in the US, while he and his family have also invested in Nepal’s hydro power, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Takshashila Academy, among others.
“I believe in hard work and dedication. Staying positive is also very important. We need to motivate ourselves in all situations, so that we can overcome pressing issues and thereby move ahead,” Mr. Dhakal said.