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The 9th World Conference of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), which has a branch in the country and the international convention, is choosing a new leadership. According to the announcement, there is competition between vice-president Kumar Pant and Kul Acharya for the chairmanship. Pant is working in Germany while Acharya is a British businessman.

About 100 delegates attending the conference started on Tuesday, possibly one of them will be elected by Wednesday evening. Edited excerpts by Krishna Acharya and Vijay Timalsina of Pant Kantipur, who are busy in campaigning, discussing and agreeing with different agendas:

Why your candidacy in the NRNA chair?
The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) was founded in 2, it has been 3 years. Since its inception, we have said that the knowledge, skills and techniques learned by non-resident Nepalese bring to the prosperity of Nepal. We have achieved significant success in bringing capital. Individually and collectively, non-resident Nepalese friends have been spreading the message that Nepal has an investment environment and enough profits can be earned. You have also brought investment. Knowledge, skill and technology can be more important than capital. Many people have moved out in the last 2-3 years. Many have already reached the point of becoming pensioned by learning knowledge, skills and techniques. They want to give away the knowledge, skills and technology they have learned for the benefit of Nepal for free.

With this in mind, we had a conference of experts in Kathmandu a year ago. At the conference, Nepalese friends scattered all over the world were found ready to embrace technology Nepal. We have already explained to the government what we can do in agriculture, infrastructure and health. We are in the process of making it a task force and implementing it. I lead it.

Another agenda is remittance. Remittances sent by non-resident Nepalese account for 5% of the country's economy. That money is living in unproductive sectors, including real estate, rather than creating employment opportunities. Employment opportunities can be created in Nepal if invested in infrastructure such as infrastructure and agriculture to make it productive. We have already signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Nepal to bring at least Rs. I was the coordinator of the master plan prepared to bring the funds. I am committed to putting the fund into practice in the coming days.

There are many Nepalese with huge incomes now. 1 million Nepalese live outside. Mini Nepalese is better than six. Moving Nepalese living outside for charitable purposes can be a big task in Nepal. There is no foundation for sending money to Nepal through a charity. I have made plans to register philanthropic foundations in different countries of the world and inspire them for philanthropic work in Nepal.

About 1 million workers are out. Their mutilation, even death, is taking place. We have set up a labor welfare fund to rescue these friends. There is not much money in it. At present it is almost 10 million. That amount is nothing to use in the interest of large numbers. We have a plan to make 2 billion.

NRB allows banks to bring 5 dollars in remittance, which allows banks to earn 5 paise. If only 1 penny of that commission can be invested in a welfare fund, friends will benefit. Billions of dollars are deposited in the welfare fund. Talking to the Rastra Bank, the government for this, has been positive.

I also have to change the organization structure. There are also distortions. For example, to become a registered member of a non-resident Nepali Association, you should bring 1 dollar to Nepal. That $ 1 dollar distortion has had a profound impact on the election. I will remove the law for $ 1 and arrange to vote from house to house to choose my representative from anywhere in the world. Currently, only a certain representative can come to vote. I will arrange for all registered members to vote.

In Nepal, there is a tendency to raise capital, raise an electoral agenda for raising funds, but after getting elected, do not give concrete results.
Leadership is not the only thing that matters. The basis for remembering what work has to do tomorrow should be. In some cases, the man may have come and gone. I want to get rid of that situation. As I said before, we have said that we will bring Rs 1 billion fund to Nepal. I want to operate it well. It plans to focus on small investors through the fund. Here, it is understood that as soon as the fund is the target of large investors. Once the fund is established, it will be created for those who want to take it to the share market and invest a little from home, like $ 1, $ 5, $ 5. The government of Nepal is now preparing to commemorate the year of visit. During the tour year, I will be active in bringing more and more foreign Nepal.

Even today, Nepal is known for exporting cheap labor in the world labor market. After conducting discussions with various agencies of Nepal, at least some friends will be given some business training to send out and create an environment. As soon as they do this, their salary will be higher. I will be active abroad to invest small, large investors in hydropower and infrastructure in Nepal.

It is common sense that only the money will be involved in the election of the NRNA. How much are you spending
We have national coordination councils in 3 countries. There it has to go. Must meet with friends. Must stay in a hotel. A meeting table is also required. Had to eat food too. So if there is no expense, then it is a lie. But that is not the case.

Voters have seen a lot of disturbances such as passenger arrivals, airfare, hotel / living expenses and buying votes. So how much do you spend?
I have heard such noise. Elections are spent, not spent. We have to clean a garbage pool, for that, we have to go into the same pool, and we also get the waste. After cleaning, I see the beautiful and clean lake landscape on the horizon. For this I have made the plan public. No one should pay money to become a registered member, anyone who has a visa, who is active, should be a member.

Most of the time there will be delegates coming to Kathmandu. Once you get voting from house to house, no one has to spend money. We are now voting in Kathmandu with 100 participants. In the last 2-3 years, there are at least 1 million members. He does not have to mobilize any resources and that is not possible. Once that is done, all the distortion disappears.

The coming leadership is no longer a situation to be swept across the globe. Today, in the age of technology, your vision can be maintained through social media. After this happens and the structure of the organization changes, the distortions automatically disappear. I am very pure, I do not say I am holding elections without spending money. There is distortion. If we lie, we cannot solve the problem.

Which party, the candidate who is going to be elected, is also increasing the distortion of decision making, more politicization?
I have talked about structural change to remove both economic and politicization distortions. Politics is not done by any party leader but by our friends. You want a leader's door-to-door, bring him to a hotel and walk through the door. Make appointments at restaurants. Party workers gather. Due to this, our organization is being politicized.

Accepted the deformity. But what if you are accused of being a pest?
The political group does not belong to me. Do not consider me a candidate of any political party. Every party can support and trust me. I do not go to any party door or admit that. I do not want to be the center of any party. It is purely a social institution. I want to develop it as a social organization that encompasses all those with ideas. It is a common platform of Nepali people living in all languages, religions and all regions.

What do you call the immediate candidate in the NRNA?
Manis have different personal relationships. Now I have a good acquaintance with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. On the basis of personal relationships, people may have said it immediately. If so, I love former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba as well. When you meet him, you show your heart. He also visited us when he came to Germany. I also have a good relationship with former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had such a good relationship. He was living in my house. If he were living today, I would probably have called him a man.

Let's talk about another disorder of nRNAs. Is it a charge to come to the leadership and take advantage of the political and administrative level here to grow your own business, business?
Yes, I could not face the same allegation that I have not set up my own separate commercial home in Nepal. I am buying shares, investing where other friends have invested. So far I have not reached the political leadership here for my personal gain. In the future, I have vowed to know about the political and governmental bodies for personal business promotion.

Are there any other visions that change your nRNA organization structure?
At present, the structure of having 100 members of the central leadership and executive secretariat of 5-6 people does not seem to change much. It is important for us to choose what kind of person we are. I do not see the need to change the rest of the organization.


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