Saturday, 7th March 2015

Joshi elected president of Chitwan Chamber of Commerce

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Chitwan businessman Kalyan Joshi has been elected the president of the Chitwan Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday for a term of two years from the seventeenth convention of the Chamber.

The results of the election, which was held on Tuesday, was announced on Wednesday morning. Joshi secured 933 votes while his rival Shree Bhakta Achyut Wagle received only 426 votes in the election. Out of 1,519 voters, 1,406 members participated in the election.

“I am excited to win,” Joshi told “We will now hold a workshop with the elected members to work out our targets in these two years.”

Elected in Joshi’s team as the senior vice-president is Sahan Lal Pradhan. Chum Narayan Shrestha, Raju Shrestha and Chiranjibi Subedi have been elected as vice-presidents from Commerce, Industry and Commodity sector respectively.

Joshi, who was the senior vice president of the outgoing board, says that his work will be in line with the vision and mission of the Chamber.

“We will continue our focus on development of four sectors- agriculture, tourism, health and education,”  Joshi said. “Chitwan is already the capital for poultry farming, we will now work on commercialization of dairy and fish farming.”

Joshi also spoke of potential of Chitwan in further promoting tourism, education and pushing for health tourism.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chitwan(CCIC) is an autonomous, non-profit making and non-governmental organization established in 1960 that aims to promote trade and commerce in the district.