The Bhutanese Welfare Association in the UK (BWA) concluded its second annual general meeting (AGM) coinciding a seminar titled “Bhutanese Women Empowerment in UK” on July 25.
According to BWA, various issues relating to the capabilities, role and responsibilities of women were discussed during the seminar whose resource persons included Dr. Prakash Subedi, Yam Kharga, Dr. Suresh Chuwan, Sastri Tara Nidi Niroula and Bhadri Subedi.
Sita Ram Pokhreal, a student of Braford University, was the master of ceremony. Bhutanese of all walks of life seniors, women, youths and children were present during the AGM.
On behalf of the executive committee BWA chairperson, Durga Giri, presented the report on events and activities carried out by the association in the last three years and the present state of financial position in it.
The achievements, efforts and experiences made by the association in the past were widely discussed in the forum. At the end of the session, the existing committee was dissolved and the formation of a new committee took place through voting for a period of next two years.
Giri was unanimously reelected as the chairperson of the Association while Bhadri Subedi was voted to assume the organization’s vice-chair.
Of late, a committee of 12 members has been constituted to run the Association. Ghanashyam Pokhreal was elected as the treasurer, Kishor Budathoki and Dilley Kharga as secretaries, Prem Giri as program director, Man Bahadur Tamang, Juna Rai, Moti Khar Pokhreal and Loknath Acharya as area coordinators, Tika Dhimal as cultural coordinator, and Amit Budathoki as youth coordinator.
The newly elected chairperson expressed his thankfulness to the community for entrusting him and giving him the opportunity to serve the community for another term.
The new team shall strive to reach the Association to a new height. While reaffirming his commitment, he indicated his dissatisfaction that the community could not produce a new leader, but appreciated young faces in the new committee.
Dr.Prakash Subedi, K.N Pokhreal, Dr Suresh Chuwan, Sastri Tara Nidi Niroula and Yam Kharga have remained in the advisory board.