KATHMANDU, March 31, 2019

PATA Nepal Student Chapter is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Surendra Neupane, Student form Public Youth Campus (PYC) as a Chairperson of PATA Nepal Student Chapter. He replaces Mr. Binod Khadka, Student from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, who was elected Chairperson in February 2018 and remains a member of the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairperson.

The Student Chapter elected the Chairperson-Mr. Surendra Neupane from (PYC), 1st Vice Chairperson –Mr. Pukar Bhandari (KATH), 2nd Vice Chairperson –Ms. Jubee Chhusyabaga (NCTTM), Secretary-Mr. Jigmay Lama (MVIC), Joint Secretary-Ms. Shradha K.C (KATH), Treasurer-Ms. Shristi Shrestha (NATHM), and Joint Treasurer-Mr. Sanish Lal Shrestha (SMSH). Other Executive Committee Membersinclude Ms. Reeja Byanjankar (NATHM), Mr. Niksal Rai (IST), Mr. Manish Bajracharya (IST), Ms. Sabita Chhetri (MVIC), Mr. Rupak Dulal (Gateway), Mr. Sanish Lal Shrestha (SMSH), Ms. Samjana Dhakal (SMSH), Mr. Pranjal Bhattarai (Gateway), Ms. Shoneya Tiwari(PYC) and Bina Lamichhane (NCTTM).

PATA Nepal Chapter Chairman- Mr Sunil Sakya, General Secretary-Mr. Bibhuti Chand Thakur, Honorary Treasurer- Mr Shiva Prasad Dhakal and CEO- Mr Suresh Singh Budal welcomed all the newly elected EC members of PATA Nepal Student Chapter appreciating their efforts and contributions towards accomplishing the envisaged aims and objectives of Next. Gen. Engagement of PATA Nepal Chapter. All the dignitaries present at the program inspired students with scopes of engaging with PATA and opportunities for students to get exposed, connected and involved with the industry movements and professionals in the tourism sector.

Addressing the New Executive Committee Formation Program on March 30, 2019, The Outgoing Chairperson, Mr. Binod Khadka said, “It was a wonderful experience and the most memorable moments of my life working with PATA Nepal Chapter as a Chairperson for PATA Nepal Student Chapter. I never felt that I working for an organization since PATA is family for me where I learn a lot earn many friends and a very useful network to get connected with the world community. I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Sunil sir for encouragement, Bibhu sir for his love and support, and Suresh Sir for the guidance and support at every step of my engagement with Student Chapter events and activities. Meanwhile, I’m so grateful to the entire Student Chapter members for making our efforts and events all success! The credit of successful tenure goes to all my fellow members at the Executive Committee. I am not going far; will always be part of PATA Family and contribute my support wherever and whenever is needed. I wish to see PATA always touching the sky and student chapter playing their valuable role in future.”

Accordingly, the newly elected chairperson Mr. Surendra Neupane said, “ I am honored to have the trust and support of all the Young Tourism Professionals electing me as a Chairperson. I take this support as a responsibility to carry the legacy of our organization.  We are in a stage where Public and Private sectors are collaborating together for the grand success of Visit Nepal Year 2020. We will be acting as a Tourism Ambassadors of the country to support the industry and the government in best possible ways. The Student Chapter will be more focused on working with the spirit of PATA Nepal Chapter while performing its various events and activities.  I’m excited to work together with the energetic team that has been formed for the year 2019-2020.”