The outgoing president Mukti Bhurtel and treasurer Bhim Kumari Sapkota of the Bhutanese Community of Utah (BCU) along with team members handed over their responsibilities to the newly elected board of directors in a gathering organized in local LDS church in Salt Lake City,Utah on Jan 17.
The BUC electoral committee conducted election last week where Jaga Adhikari, Ryam Neupane, Tek Neupane, Kubir Acharya (Kumar), Puspa Gautam, Bishnu Thapaliya and Bishnu Osti elected as new executives.
The community nominated Ryam Neupane, BCU youth leader, to take the charge of president, Jaga Adhikari as vice president, Tek Neupane as secretary, Bishnu Osti as assistant secretary, Pushpa Gautam as treasurer, Bishnu Thapaliya as assistant treasurer and Kubir Acharya as public relation and communication coordinator.
Speaking at the meeting, newly elected board chair expressed his aspiration to work on employment, computer education, games and sports. Some of his other commitments included strengthening of Nepali language, citizenship class continuation and engagement of elderly citizens through various recreational programs.
The Bhutanese Community in Utah, a non-profit charitable organization, elects its new board every two years.