Zimba Zangbu elected NMA president


Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has elected Zimba Zangbu Sherpa as its new president. Sherpa received 443 of the 851 votes cast, edging his competitor Bhumi Lal Lama by 63 votes.

Similarly, Nima Nuru Sherpa and Santabir Lama have been elected as first and second vice president respectively. Sherpa defeated Da Gombu Sherpa while Lama edged Thakur Raj Pandey. Dibas Bikram Shah, Dibas Pokharel and Asha Gurung have been elected as general secretary, secretary and treasurer respectively.

Similarly, Dawa Steven Sherpa, Sonam Chhiring Sherpa, Maya Sherpa, Rajendra Man Shrestha, Ang Dawa Sherpa, Om Man Shrestha Pasang Sherpa, Thaman Singh Tamang and Usha Bista have been elected as the members.

According to NMA statute, 1024 general members can elect six office-bearers and nine members, while mountaineers can elect two members in the executive committee. Similarly, nine institutional members can elect a member in the executive committee.

Bil Bahadur Thapa and Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa have been elected in the executive committee as members from among the mountaineers, while Ngawang Ngima Sherpa of Nepal Mountaineering Instructors’ Association has been elected into the executive committee from amongst the institutional members.

Two panels led by Zimba Zangbu Sherpa and Bhumi Lal Lama had contested in the election. Eleven members of Sherpa’s panel and four, including second vice president and general secretary, from Lama’s panel were elected.

The executive committee will perform its responsibility for a two-year tenure.

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