PM inaugurates 5th Global NRNs jamboree

KATHMANDU: Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) are taking part in the Fifth Global NRN Conference being held at Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club in Sundhara, Kathmandu from Wednesday to Friday.

Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai inaugurated the conference.

Inaugurating the program, PM Bhattarai urged NRNs to utilize their knowledge, skills, and capabilities for the development of their native land.

“I request all NRNs to cooperate with Nepal government in attaining economic advancement after Nepal breaks through the political transitional period,” Bhattarai said while addressing about 700 NRNs attending the conference.

“The conference, which is organised every two years, is going to discuss on dual citizenship, investment opportunities, establishment of Open University and social contribution to their motherland,” said NRNA president Dev Man Hirachan.

The debate over dual citizenship demand of the NRNs had emerged earlier without making any headway however.

“The association which has its network in 57 countries will also review its past performances apart from electing a new team for the next two year term,” added Hirachan.

Deb Man Hirachan and Jiba Lamichhane, the latter being the vice-president of NRN, will be contesting for the post of president.

Bhawan Bhatta from Japan has announced his candidacy for the post of treasurer.

The NRNs jamboree which will continue till 14 October will ponder over the role of NRNs in making economically prosperous New Nepal; opportunities and challenges in attracting foreign investment; creating safe employment opportunities for Nepali migrant workers in the Middle East besides throwing light on legal, administrative and financial issues in Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA).THT ONLINE

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