Nepal for all seasons
September 25 , 2013
The newly elected executive committee of Trekking Agencies’
Association of Nepal (TAAN) assumed office amid a function held at TAAN
Secretariat on September 25.
Chief Election Officer Tulsi Bhatta administered the oath of
office and secrecy to the newly elected President Ramesh Prasad Dhamala.
Dhamala later administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly elected
office-bearers and executive members of TAAN.
Acting CEO Of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Subash Nirola handed over ‘elected’ certificates to President Dhamala, Senior Vice-President Keshav Pandey, 1st Vice-President, Kami Rinji Sherpa, 2nd Vice-President Kul Bahadur Gurung, General Secretary Sagar Pandey, Secretary Pasang Sherpa, Treasurer Gopal Babu Shrestha, Joint Treasurer Tilak Bahadur Thapa Magar and Executive Members Dhan Prasad Gurung, Ang Pemba Sherpa, Pasang Tendi Sherpa, Palsang Tamang, Rajendra Sapkota, Nilhari Bastola, Namaraj Gauli, Meghanad Timalsina and Gokul Sapkota.
On the occasion, outgoing President Mahendra Singh Thapa
handed over the keys of TAAN Secretariat to new President Ramesh Prasad Dhamala.
Similarly, outgoing General Secretary Mohan Lamsal handed over minute-book of
TAAN to new General Secretary Sagar Pandey, while outgoing Treasurer Anjan
Thapa handed over the association’s checkbooks to new Treasurer Gopal Babu
Speaking on the occasion, outgoing President Thapa thanked
members of his executive committee and stakeholders of Nepali tourism industry
for their support to the association during his tenure.
Newly appointed Senior Vice-President, 1st
Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President and General Secretary also spoke
on the occasion.
Former Presidents Suman Pandey and Deepak Mahat congratulated
office-bearers and members of the new executive committee and asked them to
work in the interest of trekking entrepreneurs.
Acting CEO of NTB Subash Nirola said TAAN is an important
stakeholder of Nepali tourism industry. He wished the new executive committee
for a successful tenure.
Speaking on the occasion, newly elected TAAN
President Ramesh Dhamala said the new executive committee would work as per the
interest of trekking entrepreneurs. “We have short-term, mid-term and long-term
programs. We will implement them gradually,” he said, adding that the new
executive committee will give continuity to programs initiated by the outgoing
executive committee. He also expressed commitment to implement the programs
that his panel had unveiled before the election. “We will discourage all attempts
to politicize TAAN,” he said before concluding.