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A newly formed Central Executive Ad Hoc Committee of Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) commenced the office. A 33-member ad hoc committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Netra Prasad Timsina was appointed by the cabinet decision of the Government of Nepal on 28 July with a mandate to hold the election of NRCS Central Executive Committee (CEC).

The Government appointed Dr. Bishwa Keshar Maskey and Ms. Sharmila Karki as Vice-Chairmen, Mr. Pitambar Aryal as Secretary General and Mr. Sitaram Koirala as Treasurer General.

Immediately after commencing the office, office bearers and committee members signed the code of conduct of the Red Cross and took the oath of the office.

Chairman Dr. Timsina stated, “We are committed to bringing Red Cross law as soon as possible”. He further added, “We adopt a collaborative approach to go further in the mission of the Movement”. Similarly, Secretary General Mr. Pitambar Aryal urged to adopt the spirit of the Fundamental Principles (FP) of the Movement. “The priorities of NRCS will be leading the Society in the new height, hold the election and seek for the Red Cross law as soon as possible,” said the Secretary General.

Treasurer General Mr. Sitaram Koirala acknowledged the Government of Nepal for offering a huge responsibility and stated “NRCS is committed  to implement ‘zero tolerance’ policy against the violence and misbehavior of the code of conducts”.

On the day of the commencement, where  Vice-Chairmen Dr. Bishwa Keshar Maskey and Ms. Sharmila Karki as well as Deputy Treasurer Mr. Hom Prasad Pathak were also present, Chairman Dr. Timsina committed to come up with a detailed plan soon to achieve the mandate given by the Government.

S. N.NameDesignationAddress
1Dr. Netra Prasad TimsinaChairmanSijuwa-9, Morang
2Dr. Bishwa Keshar MaskeyVice-ChairmanKathmandu Metro-28, Kathmandu
3Ms. Sharmila KarkiVice-ChairmanKathmandu Metro-32, Kathmandu
4Mr. Pitambar AryalSecretary GeneralArje-2, Gulmi
5Mr. Sitaram KoiralaTreasurer GeneralSunaula Bazzar-2, Dhading
6Mr. Hom Prasad PathakDeputy-Treasurer GeneralSunkhani-3, Dolakha
7Mr. Shree Krishna DahalMemberJirikhimti-4, Terhathum
8Mr Arun KhanalMemberGaddichautar-1, Tanhaun
9Mr. Tirtha Raj GhimireMemberGunjanagar-5, Chitwan
10Mr. Lekh Bahadur HamalMemberArthung-4, Mygdi
11Mr. Chhepal Dorje Lama TamangMemberMuchu-1, Humla
12Mr. Indra Bahadur GurungMemberHangdewa-2, Taplejung
13Mr. Pratap BistaMemberShikharkot-2, Makwanpur
14Mr. Kumar ThapaMemberBalthali-8, Kavreplanchok
15Mr. Baburaja MaharjanMemberLalitpur-7, Lalitpur
16Mr. Shambhu Prasad PokharelMemberChhatragunj-8, Arghakhanchi
17Mr. Shiva Kumar ThapaMemberBijauri-5, Dang
18Mr. Ashok ShresthaMemberSiddheshwor-6, Sindhuli
19Mr. Baburam BhattaraiMemberButwal-8, Rupandehi
20Mr. Uddav Raj BhattaraiMemberBeladevipur-1, Kailali
21Ms. Chandrakala KarkiMemberManakamana-8, Sankhuwasabha
22Mr. Pradip GhimireMemberKyamin-1,Tanhaun
23Mr. Nagendra Prasad ChaudhariMemberKaudena-3, Sarlahi
24Mr. Umesh ThapaMemberDharan-15, Sunsari
25Mr. Lok Raj DhakalMemberDuhagadhi-7, Jhapa
26Mr. Khem Raj K. C.MemberSaraswoti-1, Dailekh
27Mr. Dipendra Raj DhakalMemberHanspur, Kaski
28Mr. Shyam Kaji DotelMemberBasundhara-3, Kathmandu
29Mr. Subodh Kumar SinghMemberKadmaha-7, Morang
30Ms. Jeevan RanaMemberDhangadhi-8, Kailali
31Mr. Mahendra Kumar ShresthaMemberTamghas-4, Gulmi
32Mr. Lok Darshan ShresthaMemberChandannath-8, Jumla
33Mr. Mohan Prakash PokharelMemberChhoprak-8, Gorkha

NRCS Executive Director Mr. Umesh Prasad Dhakal briefed the office bearers and members of the newly formed committee about NRCS and its preparedness and response activities  on COVID-19. He also presented ongoing flood and landslide response updates. So far, NRCS Headquarters has deployed more than 80 trained volunteers on the ground for flood and landslide immediate response activities like initial assessment, search and rescue, first aid, evacuation and immediate relief as needed. Volunteers mobilized by NRCS District Chapters in the affected area are working continuously together with local authorities to conduct initial rapid assessments (IRA) and relief distribution as well as to support communities to be safe and prepared for the worsening flood and landslide situation.

Likewise NRCS is carrying COVID-19 preparedness & response programme that has reached over one million people.