Information received late confirmed that members of board of directors of the Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) nominated Dr. Purna Chhetri as their chairman.
Shortly after one of the board member’s disclosure of information regarding ‘nomination of chairman’ to BNS on condition of anonymity, the newly elected chairman responding BNS query confirmed about his nomination to the position of chairman. According to this board member, they had nominated chairman on July 11 over phone conference among the board members. The nomination was made on consensus basis.
Talking briefly with a BNS correspondent over phone, Chhetri said that his first priority is to work for unity with Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America. “Our community is seen heading towards fragmentation. There is growing demand for unity, thus, my first responsibility is to work for unity,” added Chhetri. According to Chhetri, some of the positions including vice chairman will be finalized on Sunday.