The 41st  Annual General Meeting of Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) was held on August 17, 2014 (2072.4.32) at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat, Kathmandu. The meeting was chaired by Chairman Mr. D.B. Koirala. First of all, Mr. Koirala called for one minute “Mourning” in the name of those who lost their lives in earthquake. Mr. Koirala addressed the 41st  Annual General Meeting with "Welcome Speech". He highlighted some of the major activities which was completed in the one year’s time as well as upcoming plans and projects . He also highlighted on the work done by HRA during snow storm on Thorong Pass (Annapurna Region) and avalanche at Everest Base Camp on Baisakh 12. HRA doctors at EBC, actively involved during avalanche,  they treated survivors and managed to transfer them to Pheriche aid-post. Mr. Koirala also briefed about the financial support received from Australian Embassy DAP Grant for the Pheriche aid-post maintenance and purchasing of medical and communication equipments.

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the HRA, Secretary General Mr. Basant B. Hamal presented the Annual Progress Report for the year 2071/072 and Annual Implementation Plan (Plan of Action) for the year 2072/073 and Treasurer Mr. Shree Ram Khatri presented the Audited Report for the year 2071/072 and Annual Budget for the year 2072/073. Medical Director Dr. Buddha Basnyat  presented Medical Report of HRA.

A discussion session was held on the papers presented by the Secretary General and Treasurer. Chairman Mr. D.B. Koirala,  Secretary General Basant B. Hamal and Treasurer  Shree Ram Khatri  answered the questions raised by General Members. Progress Report of the year 2071/072 and Annual Implementation Plan for the year 2072/073 presented by the Secretary General and Audited Report for the year 2071/072 and Budget for the year 2072/073 were  approved by the General Meeting.  
D.R. Sharma Associate was appointed as an Auditor to audit the books of accounts of HRA for the year 2072/073.

Mr. Narahari Bhandari and Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama were nominated as a representative of general member to sign the minute book.

The Convenor Mr. Narendra Deo Bhatta of Membership and Statute Amendments Committee,  presented a draft (tin mahale) of amendments in the second session of AGM and had extensive discussion and was approved by the meeting unanimously. He also presented a drafted suggestion on HRA Membership and on the discussion any decision could not be reached regarding the Membership. Therefore, the 41st AGM decided to call a special AGM to finalize membership.

A "Vote of Thanks" was given by Vice chairman Mr. Narendra Deo Bhatta. He expressed the gratitude to all concerned for their cooperation and positive support to make HRA’s 41st AGM Successful. Finally Chairman announced of the 41st  Annual General Meeting adjourned.

Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal

Dhobichaur, Lazimpat (North Gate of the Royal Palace)
P.O. Box No. 4944,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4440292 / 4440293
Fax: +977-1-4411956
E-mail : hra@mail.com.np

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