The Bhutanese Community in Netherlands (BCN) has conducted election of its executive body amidst a cultural function to mark the organization’s second anniversary on August 6 at the Dutch Institute for Multicultural Affairs Hall in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Bhutanese living in the Netherlands participated in large numbers to elect the office bearers of their community organization during the election commissioned by former BCN President Dr Lakshmi Prasad Dhakal, General Secretary Ram Bahadur Karki Chhetri and newly arrived Bhutanese social worker Amber Singh Subba.
Durga Prasad Mainali, a former refugee from Beldangi-II camp and has been living in the Netherlands since 2005, was elected as BCN President for an official tenure of two years.
Likewise, other eight executive members included Nawaraj Gajmere (Vice President), T.B.Gurung (General Secretary), Jigme Gurung (Coordinator), Lalit Basnet (Treasurer), Khada Ghimire (Public Relations Coordinator), Sarita Bastola (Assistant Treasurer), and Bhanu Gurung and Pralad Chhetri as members.
Founded in 2009 as non-profit community organization, BCN has been active in a number of social works including a few activities in the Bhutanese refugee camps.
Contributed by Ram Bahadur Karki Chhetri for BNS from the Hague.