The 42nd  Annual General Meeting of Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) was held on August 26, 2016 (2073.5.10) at Gokarna Resort, Gokarna, Kathmandu. The meeting was chaired by Chairman Mr. D.B. Koirala. First of all, Mr. Koirala called for one minute “Mourning” in memory of HRA Executive Member Late Wongchu Sherpa, who passed away on Paush 15, 2072.

Mr. Koirala called for a meeting and addressed the 42nd Annual General Meeting by the "Welcome Speech". He highlighted some of the major activities which was completed in his two year’s time as well as upcoming plans and projects . He highlighted that the association continued its programs & activities despite the devastating 2015 earthquake, avalanches in the Khumbu Icefall in the Everest Region and Thorong-La Pass snow storm in Annapurna Region. Mr. Koirala also briefed about the completion of the renovation of Pheriche Aid-post and purchasing of medical & communication equipment with the financial assistance from Australian Embassy DAP Grant.

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the HRA, Secretary General Mr. Basant B. Hamal presented the Annual Progress Report for the year 2072/073 and Annual Implementation Plan (Plan of Action) for the year 2073/074 and Treasurer Mr. Shreeram Khatri presented the Audited Report for the year 2072/073 and Annual Budget for the year 2073/074. Medical Director Dr. Buddha Basnyat  presented Medical Report of HRA.

Discussion session was held on the papers presented by the Secretary General and Treasurer. Chairman Mr. D. B. Koirala, Vice Chairman Mr. Narendra Deo Bhatta, Secretary General Basant B. Hamal and Treasurer  Shreeram Khatri  answered the questions raised by General Members. Progress Report of the year 2072/073 and Annual Implementation Plan for the year 2073/074 presented by the Secretary General and Audited Report for the year 2072/073 and Annual Budget for the year 2073/074 presented by the Treasurer were unanimously approved by the General Meeting.  

B.K. Associates was appointed as an Auditor to audit the books of accounts of HRA for the year 2073/074.

Mr. Bikram Neupane and Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama were nominated by the General Assembly as a representative of general member to sign the minute book.

A "Vote of Thanks" was given by Vice Chairman Mr. Narendra Deo Bhatta. He expressed his thanks & gratitude to all concerned for their cooperation and support to make HRA’s 42nd AGM Successful. Finally Chairman announced of the 42nd  Annual General Meeting adjourned.
 During the Reception Programme, HRA organized a programme to provide Plaque of Honor & appreciation letter to individual and Agencies who have supported HRA. Director General, Department of Tourism Sudarsan Prasad Dhakal and H.E. Glenn White, Australian Ambassador to Nepal presented Plaque of Honor & appreciation letters. Former Chairman Bikarm Neupane and Everest link were also honored with plaque of honor at the same programme for their valuable support to HRA.

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