Children voted for their coordinator (In Exile)

Published on Dec 01 2008 // Main News
Beldangi-I, December 1: A total of 153 children under 18 from various camps voted for their central coordinator today here.

" I am very excited to be elected as the central coordinator ", said Sunita Gurung, 16, of Timai camp. 

Gurung received 37 votes followed by Tek Nath Sanyashi, 17, of Beldangi-II, who received 35 votes. 

Om Nath Adhikari from Beldangi-II Extension and Kausila Wagle from Pathri camps were elected secretary and treasurer respectively.

Representatives from government of Nepal, Lutheran World Federation, camp management committee and other donor agencies observed the election of the exiled children.

According to the program coordinator of Bhutanese Refugee Children Forum, 756 members are directly under the forum following election process while above 32,000 children in all seven camps are its primary members. Bhutan News Service/Arjun Pradhan