Manipur Gorkha Welfare Union elects new office bearers

MGWU is one of the oldest civil bodies and an apex body of the Gorkhas in the state.


The Manipur Gorkha Welfare Union (MGWU) elected Hari Nepal, a veteran Gorkha social worker from Kangpokpi District as its president on Sunday during an election held at Charhajare community hall in Kangpokpi district.

MGWU is one of the oldest civil bodies and an apex body of the Gorkhas in the state. The election was conducted by five members committee including Nepali Sahitya Parishad Manipur secretary, Deepak Pantha; All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union advisor, Gopilal Chauhan; All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union president, LB Adhikari; and Harikrishna Shiwakoti and Ghanashyam Acharya under Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Manipur State Branch president, Laxmi Bista as chairperson.

The election was participated by representatives of all Gorkha civil voluntary organisations such as All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union, Nepali Sahitya Parishad Manipur, MGYA and representatives from all Gorkha villages.

Apart from Hari Nepal, Surya Bantawa Rai was elected as a working president while Saran Mainali, Man Kumar Thapa and Sandesh Pathak were elected as vice-presidents. While Ghanashyam Koirala was elected as general secretary, Sitaram Kafle and Ganesh Gurung were elected as joint secretaries.

Other new office bearers elected during the election were Dharmin Khatiwoda as administration secretary; Sagar Bastola as organisation secretary; Rudra Pokhrel as treasurer and Vigyan Koirala as information and publicity secretary.

The representatives of all the Gorkha organisations congratulated the newly elected office bearers of its apex body and expressed hope that they will work and serve the society and the Gorkha community living in different parts of the state.



First Published:Sept. 27, 2021, 12:01 a.m.

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