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NRNA hands over Trolleys for International Airport to Minister Yami

admin January 28th, 2009

Press Release received from Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Secretariat 

The Non-Resident Nepali Association President Dr. Upendra Mahato handed over trolleys for the airport at Kathmandu

The Non-Resident Nepali Association President Dr. Upendra Mahato handed over trolleys for the airport at Kathmandu to the Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ms. Hisila Yami amidst a function at the international airport. At the function he recalled that the NRNA had decided to make the trolleys available to the airport taking into consideration the fact that the airport was instrumental in making impression about Nepal among the visitors and the fact that the conditions of trolleys at the airport were entirely unsatisfactory. He also recalled that it was one of the pledges made at the Third Global Non-Resident Nepali conference of 2007. At the ceremony he informed that the NRNA had made 100 trolleys available this time and additional trolleys would be made available in future. At the ceremony Minister Yami thanked the NRNA for Continue Reading »

NRNA hands over the last instalment of the fund mobilized for flood victims to the Prime Minster’s Relief Fund.

admin January 14th, 2009

 Press Release received from Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Secretariat

NRN handing over the last instalment of the fund to PM which was mobilized for flood victims.

The NRNA handed over the last instalment of Rs.15,00,937/- (Fifteen lakhs nine hundred and thirty seven rupees) to the Prime Minister today. The NRNA had mobilized the resources among the NRN community after the massive flood of this year. The cheque was handed over by Mr. Jiba Nath Lamichhane, Coordinator of the charity task force to the Prime Minister. During the hand over, Mr. Lamichhane reminded the Prime Minister that the NRNA President and other members as well as the NRN Association had deposited their personal and group contribution amount earlier. Altogether the NRN community had mobilised about Rs. 17.5 million. During the event, Mr. Lamichhane informed the Prime Minister that many NRNs were looking for information on how the resources provided by them have been utilized. He urged the Prime Minister for such information. He informed that such information would help mobilization of resources in future. Dr. Birendra Mahato – an NRN from Belaurs, Mr. Ghanashyam Thapa – an NRN from Russia and Dr. Hemant Dabadi - NRNA Executive Director were also present during the handing over of the cheque.

13 January, 2009

Deteriorating Civil Security in Nepal

admin January 3rd, 2009

Press Release received from Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Secretariat

NRNA Statement on the State of Deteriorating Civil Security in Nepal

Following the historic People’s Movement of 2006 and the successful election of the Constitutional Assembly (CA), the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) believed that the apparent understanding and cooperation among political parties would usher in an era of peace, prosperity and democratic polity in Nepal. Indeed, there are enough reasons to believe that the election of the Constituent Assembly provides a basis for all to effect the peaceful social and economic transformation of Nepal in his or her own way. The Nepali diaspora heartily welcomed the political developments in Nepal, despite being unable to vote in the CA elections and it has always expressed its willingness to support the making of the new constitution that guarantees globally accepted norms of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

Our hope of an era of peace and prosperity in Nepal has been frustrated by the recent events in the country. The NRNA notes with dismay the situation in Nepal where, following the historic political realignment, the incumbent political forces have bred an atmosphere of violent discord and lawless insecurity, instead of focusing on crafting a democratic constitution and taking the country on a road to a lasting peace and prosperity.

Unfortunately, today, industries are being Continue Reading »