December 1: Newly elected president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) Shekhar Golchha and other executive members took oath of office and secrecy on Sunday (November 29).
Outgoing president Bhavani Rana administered oath to Golchha as per the provision of FNCCI, which mandates the senior vice president to lead the federation after completing one term.
Meanwhile, Golchha administered oath of office to other newly elected members.
During the function, Golchha said that he would move ahead by taking all factions into confidence. He stressed on the need of unity among all stakeholders and made a commitment to take all factions of FNCCI on board while implementing the strategy prepared by him for nation building.
Meanwhile, newly elected senior vice president Chandra Dhakal said that the ideological disputes among FNCCI members have now come to an end after the successful conclusion of the election. He said that he work in collaboration with President Golchha’s panel for taking the private sector ahead.
Dhakal will have to work with Golchha, who was openly backed by his opponent Kishor Pradhan during the recent election held on the occasion of the 54th Annual General Meeting of FNCCI.
Dhakal said that although there were different panels ahead of the election, all sides have to unite and move ahead now for the betterment of the private sector. He pledged to increase commercial activities to attain financial prosperity.
Besides Dhakal, other three vice presidents also pledged to unite together for future course of action.
Vice President (associates) Ram Chandra Shanghai pledged to work for the welfare of workers and stressed on increasing production and export.
Similarly, vice president (commodities) Anjan Shrestha said he would take a lead role for ensuring the rights of the private sector. Likewise, vice president (district/municipalities) Dinesh Shrestha made a commitment to increase the activities of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).