The Fourteenth Annual General Meeting and Sixth Convention of Asian Human Rights and Culture Development Forum (Asian Forum) was held in Kalabang Ghaerdi Homestay located at Pumdi Bhumdi, Ward number 22 of Pokhara Metropolitan City on 24th August 2018. The programme was chaired by the then Chairperson of Asian Forum, Mr. Niraj Thapa and the Special Guest of the programme was Honourable Minister Bikash Lamsal, Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Gandaki Province. The programme was also marked by the presence of Honourable Member of the State Assembly Bindu Kumar Thapa, Ward Chairperson of Ward number 22, Mitra Lal Baral, Ward Secretary of Ward number 22, Ram Prasad Poudel, Deputy Director Nitu Gartaula from National Human Rights Commission of Gandaki Province, Asian Forum’s Founder Chairperson Shiddhi Chandra Baral, Coordinator Bishnu Prasad Baral from Network of Civil Societies for Peace, Kaski, Children’s Home Network’s Central Vice-Chairperson Goma Dhakal, Coordinator Shiva Khakurel from INSEC, Gandaki Province, Representative Milan K.C. from District Administration Office, Kaski, Chairperson Rabindra Poudel and Former Chairperson Tara Pahari from VITOF, Gandaki Province, Chairperson Hari Lal Poudel and Former Chairperson Dhaneshwor Basyal from Homestay Association Nepal, Gandaki Province and many others.
Kalabang Gharedi Homestay (established and promoted by Asian Forum under the JMDI Project) which was also awarded the Best Homestay in 2017 by VITOF was handed over to the community by Honourable Minister Bikash Lamsal, Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Gandaki Province through the Chairperson of the Homestay Mr. Prakash Gurung in the presence of the local community, guests, media persons, Asian Forum’s officials, members and staffs. The Sixth Convention of the organization has unanimously elected the new Central Committee under the chairmanship of Kismat Mani Shrestha.
Newly Elected Central Committee
Chairperson: Kismat Mani Shrestha (Returnee from South Korea)
First Vice Chairperson: Shree Krishna Adhikari (Returnee from Israel)
Second Vice Chairperson: Menaka Poudel (Returnee from Israel)
Secretary General: Nilambar Badal (Returnee from Germany/India)
Treasurer: Man Bahadur Shrestha ‘Ashik’ (Returnee from South Korea)
Secretary: Vijay Gurung (Returnee from South Korea)
Member: Damanta Khadka (Returnee from Israel)
Member: Kalpana Poudel ‘Jigyaasu’ (Returnee from Israel)
Member: Jum Gurung (Returnee from The Netherlands)
Member: Santosh Bogati (Returnee from Malaysia)
Member: Ramesh Kumar Shrestha (Returnee from South Korea)