45th Annual General Meeting of Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) was held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 (2076.5.5) at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.
The meeting was chaired by Chairman Mr. Narendra Deo Bhatta.
One minute mourning programme was held, in memory of Former Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, HRA Ordinary Member & renowned tourism entrepreneur Ang Tshering Sherpa and other persons who passed away on Feb. 27, 2019 (2075.11.15) in a helicopter accident in Sishnebhir, Phungling Municipality, Taplejung.
Chairman , Mr. Narendra Deo Bhatta welcomed all the members at 45th Annual General Meeting of Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal and called for a meeting. During his welcome speech Chairman Mr. Bhatta, said that the HRA will continue the regular activities such as running Manang and Pheriche Aid-post, HRA – Everest ER and Gosaikunda Medical Camp. He said that the HRA will also coordinate with Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality and Manang Ngishyang Rural Municipality. He emphasized in disseminating information on AMS by publishing flayers, brochure, magazine and placing hoarding board at the airport and other locations.
Chairman Bhatta informed the General Members about the proposal of Health post in Hilsa which was submitted to Indian Embassy, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and ICIMOD. He also mentioned that HRA will coordinate with Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality to establish satellite clinic in Dingboche.
He informed about the nomination of HRA as a member in a “Tourist Search & Rescue Directorate” which was formed in the convenorship of Director General of Department of Tourism to stop fake rescue. In coordination with NATHM, HRA started to give lecture about HRA & its activities to trekking guide and porter guide.
Chairman expressed a sincere thanks to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Health, Department of Immigration, Labour Department, Nepal Medical Council (NMC) & Human Outreach Project for their support. He also expressed sincere appreciation to Embassies and Consulates as well other organizations and individuals for their support to HRA.
On behalf of the Executive Committee of the HRA, Secretary General Mr. Prithbi Shrestha presented the Annual Progress Report for the year 2075/076 and Annual Implementation Plan (Plan of Action) for the year 2076/077. Like wise, the Audited Report for the year 2075/076 and Annual Budget for the year 2076/077 was presented. Medical Report was also presented in the General Assembly.
Discussion session was held on the papers presented by the Secretary General and Treasurer’s financial report. Chairman Mr. Narendra Deo Bhatta answered the questions raised by General Members. Progress Report of the year 2075/076 and Annual Implementation Plan for the year 2076/077 presented by the Secretary General and Audited Report for the year 2075/076 and Annual Budget for the year 2076/077 presented by the Treasurer were unanimously approved by the General Assembly.
Janak Tamang of J. Tamang Associates was appointed as an Auditor to audit the books of accounts of HRA for the Fiscal Year 2076/077.
Mr. Rabi Paudel and Mr. Sushil Adhikari were nominated as a representative of general member to sign the minute book.
A “Vote of Thanks” was given by Vice Chairman Mr. Basant B. Hamal. He expressed his thanks & gratitude to all concerned for their cooperation and support to make HRA’s 45th AGM Successful.
Prof. Dr. Ken Zafren, Prof. Dr. Buddha Basnyat, HOP-USA, HOP- Nepal, Mr. Kami Rita Sherpa 24th times Summiteers of Mt. Everest, Expedition Operator Companies who supported HRA by registering their climbers at the HRA for Everest ER, 2019, volunteer doctors who served Gosainkunda Health Camp – 2019, Everest Link – internet service provider were felicitated by Mr. Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation during 45th AGM of HRA.
Finally Chairman announced Programme adjourned.