BNCC elects executive board

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The Bhutanese Nepali Community of Columbus (BNCC) held an election to elect its executive board on Nov 28.

The election took place in two phases. Firstly, the community members directly took part in election of 25 board members among Bhutanese dwelling in Greater Columbus. Litterateur Ganga Lamitare was chief election officer. Secondly, the elected board nominated five persons to form the organization’s executive board led by Bhim Bastola.

An elderly woman casts her vote during the community election (Picture: Roshan/BNS)
An elderly woman casts her vote during the community election (Picture: Roshan/BNS)

Likewise, Laxmi Biswa and Jhuma Nath Acharya were elected as vice-chair and secretary. While, Keshav Acharya and Netra Mishra have been positioned as assistant secretary and treasurer. The board also elected Roshan Shankar, NB Karki, Arjun Rasaily and RK Upreti as coordinators for various four deparments.

A statement issued by BNCC thanked its outgoing ad-hoc president Tara Dhungana, and all those who cast their votes during the election.

“We thank the community members, well-wishers for their unequivocal support for bringing this election to the logical end, and outgoing ad-hoc chairperson Tara Dhungana,” said the statement.

BNCC also claimed that the new board shall in good faith uphold people’s mandate and explore all the avenues to address emerging issues with innovative ideas to move the community forward.