I would like to wish all of our alumni, members and friends a Happy New Year 2075 Bikram Sambat. I am confident that 2075 B.S. will be an exciting year and I look forward to work with you all to make Godavari Alumni Association (GAA), a vibrant and engaging organization that seeks to fulfill both the social and intellectual needs of our members.
I, along with my board members have worked hard in our first hundred days as the new GAA Board for 2018-2020 to engage our members and alumni to our activities. GAA organized a blanket drive in the first week of January, 2018 to help the cold wave victims. We managed to collect Rs 190,000 (1.9 lakhs) from our alumni and GAA contributed Rs 100,000 (1 lakh) from its internal funds to purchase blankets and deliver it to the needy people in Terai. More than 500 families received assistance from our blanket drive.
GAA and ASMAN jointly organized a ‘Career Counseling’ event on February 18th, 2018 for students of St. Xavier’s and St. Mary’s School. Xavierian and Marian speakers inspired the students with their speeches. More than 800 students participated in the event.
GAA organized a health camp on March 24th, 2018 at Shree Padma Higher Secondary School in Bhaktapur. More than 20 Xavierian doctors and 50 volunteers assisted in the medical camp and we were able to serve more than 1,000 local residents. We also provided medicine worth Rs 500,000 (5 lakhs) to those who sought treatment at the medical camp.
GAA organized a felicitation program on March 30th, 2018 for our alumni who had received recognition from private, social, government and international organizations. GAA felicitated Bijaya Man Sherchan (’61) / Hydropower, Gyanendra Ratna Tuladhar (’66) / Business, Dr. Buland Thapa (’73) / Health , Allen Tuladhar (’82) / IT , Raj B. Thapa ‘(81) and Bijendra Basnyat (’85) / Solar , Rupak Dev Sharma (’93) / Journalism , Bibhuti Karki (‘2015) / Sports / Tennis , for being recognized for their work by various organizations in recent months.
GAA will be conducting a memorial service for Fr. Chambers S.J. who passed away in USA at the age of 93 recently. The memorial service is scheduled for 16th April 2018 to coincide with the thirteenth day of his demise.
And lastly, GAA is organizing a ‘Welcome Party’ for recent 2018 SEE graduates of St. Xavier’s Jawlakhel, St. Xavier’s Godavari and St. Mary’s School on April 20th, 2018. GAA will also be organizing its GAA Forum, networking events and other arts and cultural programs for our members from the month of May onwards.
The new GAA Board would like to wish all of you and your family a very Happy New Year. We are currently working to update the Life Members’ List and the current database might be incomplete and some may be out of date as well. If you know any life members who have not been receiving emails from GAA then do let us know and we will make sure that life members info are updated often.
The GAA Board has decided to contribute Rs 100,000 (One Lakh Rupees) for the cold wave victims in Terai region. GAA will buy blankets and distribute it to the families in Terai. This project has been initiated by Vice President Mr. Binod Tuladhar (74′). You can contact him at 98510-20824 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info on how to contribute for this project.
GAA is planning to open a separate ‘Disaster Relief & Management’ Account in the future to help those in need during times of natural disasters. We will keep you updated on this as well. Currently, we are using the bank accounts below:
NMB Bank Limited
A/C Number : 06830-40034-84410-00001
A/C Name: GAA
Himalayan Bank Limited
A/C Number: 01900099520013
A/C Name: Godavari Alumni Association
Please make sure that you coordinate with our VP Binod Tuladhar if you would like to contribute in cash or in kind.
Here is the contributors’ list as of Jan 16th, 2018: (pledges,cash and in-kind).
(if you have contributed and your name is not on the list, please email us and we will update it)
1. Poshan KC (’82) : Rs 10,000
2. AJ Thapa (’86) : Rs 10,000
3. Dr. Jyoti R. Dhakhwa (’70) / (Immediate Past President) : Rs 5,000
4. Rajib Rajbhandari (’73): Rs 50,000
5. Manohar Prasad Sherchan (’66): Rs 5,000
6. Deepak Man Sherchan (’65) /Board of Trustee : Rs 10,000
7. Gen. Shamsher Thakurathi: Rs 3,000
8. Bhoo Arun Malla (President, GAA) : Rs 3,000
9. Nima Sherpa (Outdoor Adventure): Rs 6,000
10. Prakash Shrestha (’93): Rs 5,00011. Bijaya Man Sherchan (’61): Rs 3,000
12. Vijayananda Vaidya (’73): Rs 3,000
13. Rajendra Man Sherchan (’68) /(Past President) : Rs 6,000
14. Ujjwal Man Tuladhar : Rs 5,000
15. Batch of 1981: Rs 25,000
16. Monty Basnet (’86): Rs 4,590
17. Alok Tumbahangphey (’95) /(Past President): Rs 3,000
18. Batch of 1979 : Rs 10,000
19. Suhrit Pradhan (’86): Rs 5,000
20. Nirajan Gurung : Rs 6,50021. Batch of 1991: Rs 10,000
22. Anup Maskey (’85) : Rs 5,000
23. Batch of 1976: Rs 10,000
24. Krishna Shrestha Family : Rs 10,000
(Bijaya ’65, Sanjaya ’92, Ajaya ’95, Prajaya ’03)
It is my honour and privilege to serve as President of GAA. I would like to welcome you to the New Year and wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead.
I along with my board members aim to reconnect GAA with its alumni. GAA will work hard to build a strong alumni network and engage our members with our social, recreation and networking programs.
With best wishes,
Mr. Bhoo Arun Malla ('86)
Godavari Alumni Association