The Bhutanese Society of Lansing (BSL) of Michigan held election of its executive board electing Dhaka Ram Timsina as new president on Wednesday.
Similarly, Gopal Magar has been elected as vice-president, Bhola Acharya as general secretary, Bal Rai as assistant general secretary and Partiman Dhamala as treasurer for one-year term. Other ten elected members will extend a helping hand to the board till its tenure remains intact.
Newly elected president thanked the election committee for involving all community members in the election and making it a successful one. He appreciated the effort put in by the people and assured that he would work towards aspiration of the people and that he needed support from every community member.
The election committee headed by Lungeli Magar felicitated and congratulated the new board.
The election committee provided the people one month’s time so that they received the information and elected right candidates to represent them during times of their needs.
Fifteen elected candidates including some female candidates fought for five positions of board of directors through paper ballot held in a free and fair manner.
Lansing, Michigan started resettling Bhutanese refugees in 2008 and around 300 families so far have made Lansing their new homes.
Contributed for BNS by Yadu Baral from Lansing, MI.