Mohan Niroula has won the post of the president of Nepal Film Artists Association, the organization of Nepalese artists In the 19th general meeting held on Saturday, he won by getting 235 votes out of 468 votes cast. His closest rival, actress Rejina Upreti, got two hundred and nine votes.
Niroula, who was a member of the association when it was founded, has been the general secretary for four terms and the vice president for three terms in the working committee.
Kabita Gelal won by getting 151 votes for Vice President, Shivahari Nepal “Bairagi” got 140 votes and Sabin Shrestha got 112 votes for General Secretary.
Similarly, Rameshwar Burlakoti won by getting 223 votes and Sunil Katawal got 260 votes as secretary and Pabitra Acharya was elected unopposed as co-treasurer. Among the members, Shital KC won by securing the highest number of 302 votes.
Other members include Gopal Dhakal ‘Chhande’ (287), Uddhab Prasad Bhattarai (211), Pawan KC (222), Namrata Kharel (187), Pukar Bhattarai (182), Khushbu Khadka (100). 77), Sarita Rajopadhyay (146), Roshan Shrestha (135) and Samir Lama (133) won by getting votes. Only 468 votes were cast in the election of the union which has about 700 members.