Lumanti holds 24th Annual General Meeting and Social Audit Program
An event to mark 24th Annual General Meeting and Social Audit Program of Lumanti Support Group for Shelter commenced on 31st July 2017.
The programme was inaugurated collectively by lighting oil lamps (diyo) by the board members. One minute silence was observed in the memory of late Dr. Ramesh Manandhar. During the event, the participants of the event and the well-wishers of Lumanti recalled their memory with Dr Ramesh Manandher, an inspiration behind the establishment of Lumanti. Lumanti Support Group for Shelter was established in memory of Dr. Manandhar in the year 1993.
The vice-chairperson of Lumanti Guheshwori Shrestha has delivered her welcome remarks.
In an event organized in Kathmandu, General Secretary of the Executive Board and Executive Director of Lumanti, Lajana Manandhar presented the Annual Progress Report of Lumanti covering the program activities that Lumanti has conducted last year. On her presentation, it was stated that Lumanti has provided access to housing facilities for 732 families and 1631 families are supported for the construction of toilets. In addition to this, one public toilet is constructed in Kohalpur, Banke which is under operation. Besides, construction and renovation of 17 communal drinking water schemes, 2 waste water management system and installation of 4 WASH facilities in schools are other key activities conducted by Lumanti during last fiscal year. Apart from these, 1620 people are directly benefited from various training programs and more than 2600 women became the members of saving groups and cooperatives through its community finance program in various working areas.
On the same event, treasurer of Lumanti Anil Sthapit shared the financial Report which includes annual income and expenditures along with project wise budget details and brief about the human resource management within Lumanti.
Following the presentation from General Secretary and the Treasurer of the Executive Committee, during the open floor session, the participants of the Annual General Meeting expressed their remarks on Lumanti's initiatives and appreciated the efforts made by Lumanti for the needy people. The participants also provided constructive feedback on both the presentations.
Speaking on the occasion, Human Right activists and a well-wisher of Lumanti Kapil Shrestha recalling his days with Dr. Manandhar said, I have been seeing every progress of witness. Lumanti's working approach – working with grassroot people for their transformation is the real beauty of Lumanti. He further said, the time has come to discuss about Lumanti model. Lumanti has adopted its distinct approach to transform the lives numerous people in the communities. I usually say this initiations of Lumanti as the 'silent revolution'. It’s a medium of transformation, he added.
Chairperson of Lumanti, Sushma Bajracharya on her closing remarks recalled her memory about the initial project in Adeshwor. She said, the small project that was initiated in Adeshwor has now expanded to many cities around Nepal and it is the matter of pride for us. She added, the achievement behind this is because of the staff members of Lumanti as they observed their duty as the spiritual practice, not only their job that they need to complete.
Founder chairperson of Lumanti Prafulla Man Singh Pradhan delivered his vote of thanks.