Kathmandu: Balkrishna Burlakoti has been elected as the International Director of Lions. Burlakoti was elected to the post at the 105th International Conference held in Boston, USA.
The 5-day international conference (Tuesday) was completed from July 7 to 11.
Lions are active in more than 210 countries of the world. Burlakoti is one of the 18 international directors of Lions worldwide. He will serve as International Director until 2025.
Elected as international director, Burlakoti represents 64 countries including South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Earlier, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda bid farewell and honored Burlakoti while going to participate in the 105th International Conference of Lions. Before leaving for America to take the oath of international director, Prime Minister Dahal bid farewell to Burlakoti by draping the national flag.
He is the second Nepali to reach the international leadership of Lions. In the year 2015/16, Sanjay Khaitan led the international team from Nepal.
Suchitra Thapa, District Governor of Lions District 325 of Nepal, informed that after 52 years of the entry of Lions in Nepal, Burlakoti became the second person to become the international leader of Lions. He is returning to Nepal next Monday, July 1st.
Burlakoti is the founder president of Lions Club of Kathmandu Gangwu, who has been elected as International Director for the year 2023-24 of Lions International, which has the largest membership in the world.
After being elected as an international director, Burlakoti said to Hariyalinepal Online, 'He was proud to be elected as an international director and encouraged to be more active in social work.' Along with the development and expansion of Lionism in Nepal, Burlakoti has committed to take the initiative to bring grants from Lions International to work in the fields of education, health and environment in Nepal. He also claimed to bring a separate program from Lions International for the development of Nepal's tourism sector.
Netra Prasad Guragai, former president of Lions Club of Kathmandu Heritage Dharahara and GLT Co-ordinator of District 325 K, who is a matter of pride for all Nepali people as he has been elected as the international director in the 52-year history of the establishment of Nepal Lions Club, making Nepali people known to the world and bringing the name of Nepal to the international world. Told.
A large number of Nepali Lions along with district governors of Nepal participated in the conference which lasted for 5 days. In the rally held before the start of the conference, Nepalese men participated in the national dress Daurasuruval coat, cap and women dressed in sari blouse and hoisted the national flag of Nepal.