PDRC 5th General Convention Held

04 Nov 2014

Professional Development and Research Center (PDRC) held its 5th General Convention on Saturday November 1st, 2014 and elected a new executive team. Kamala Hemchuri was re-elected as the President of PDRC after serving successfully as President for two tenures. Bhim B K was elected as Vice President whereas Ram Charmakar was elected as a General Secretary. Yaduni Das was elected as Secretary, and Sabitra Pariyar was elected as the Treasurer of the Board. Leela Rasaily, Pompa Sonar, Hem Lamsal, Dr. Ganga Ram Biswakarma, Jagu Bisunke and Santosh Nepali were elected as Executive Members. New to the Executive team this year is the appointment of a Student Representative to be filled by the current PDRC Students Association President, Santosh Nepali. PDRC will also be adding two additional Executive members to increase gender balance and include representation from the most marginalized groups of the Dalit community.

In taking the oath of the office, President Kamala Hemchuri reported that she was committed to empower Dalit youths and advancing the Dalit movement through education. She further highlighted the need to develop a new generation of leaders in a changing political and economic environment.

Prior to the closing ceremony, a small program was organized to welcome Mr. Prakash Nepal, Advisory Committee member of Nepal-America Society for Oppressed Community (NASO Community). He has been an ardent supporter of PDRC. Addressing the Executive and PDRC Management team, Mr. Nepal acknowledged the role and contribution of PDRC in the Dalit movement and pledged for support to PDRC in the future.

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