The panel led by Ang Tshering Sherpa has won all the posts of office-bearers and executive members in the election for the new executive committee of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) held in Kathmandu on February 21.
The election has elected six office-bearers and nine executive members with Ang Tshering Sherpa as president. Sherpa is also the honorary member of UIAA. He defeated Nima Nuru Sherpa, the incumbent 1st vice president of the association, by 82 votes.
Similarly, Santa Bir Lama and Diwas Bickram Shah have been elected as the 1st vice president and 2nd vice president, respectively. Lama defeated Namgel Sherpa by 73 votes, while Shah defeated Nuru Jangbu Sherpa by 154 votes.
Likewise, Thakur Raj Pandey, Rajendra Man Shrestha and Tika Ram Gurung from Ang Tshering’s panel have been elected to the post of general secretary, secretary and treasurer, respectively. Pasang Sherpa, Dr Nima Namgyal Sherpa, Dr Hari Prasad Shrestha, Dhan Bahadur Gurung, Chhurim Sherpa, Lakpa Sherpa, Da Gelje Sherpa, Pemba Dorjee Sherpa and Kamini L Sherpa, all from Ang Tshering’s panel, have been elected executive members.
Pasang Tenzing Sherpa of Ang Tshering’s panel has been elected unopposed as the executive member form associate members.
Book-holders also from Ang Tshering panel
Book-holders have elected Padam Ghaley, Mingma Sherpa, Dorjee Khatri and Pasang Bhote in the executive committee of NMA.
All of them are from Ang Tshering panel. While Ghale received 212 votes, Sherpa, Khatri and Bhote got 205, 195 and 189 votes, respectively.
Along with these 20 elected office-bearers and executive members, a representative committee of tourism ministry is also in the executive committee.