Annual General Meetings                    


 NDA (UK) conducts its annual conference at the end of July every year which is participated by its members, friends and families. This is an excellent venue to meet friends and families, and know each other. During the conference members and families are actively involved in doing a lot of activities, including scientific presentations, fund collection for charity donation, cultural programme, gala dinner, programmes for kids, other talk programmes etc.


AGM 2009


(Organising Chairman: Dr P Thebe)

 The Nepalese Doctors Association (UK) celebrated its 24th anniversary this year. The 24th AGM was held at Hilton Cobham, Surrey from 31/07/2009 to 02/08/2009. It was very well attended by its members, families and friends.

This year there was a participation of the significant number of young and enthusiastic doctors.

31/07/2009 (Friday)

The highlight of Friday evening was entertainment programme performed by members and families. Children contributed in an impressive way too. Miss Sangeeta Rijal, danced beautifully as last year. Mr R Sherchan  performed songs with his own composition. As in previous years, Dr Badri M Shrestha sang a beautiful song. This year's one of the attractions was a nepali song by Dr Sherpa. Dances by the professional dancers from Nepal were well appreciated by spectators.

  Thanks to Dr Gunja Man Sherchan, the programme was well conducted.( Please visit: Cultural Programme )

Dr Chuda Karki, with an active help of other friends, organised a raffle, raising £510.00 for the Charity.

01/08/2009 (Saturday)

Saturday morning’s scientific programme was made interesting with core topics and research paper presentations: ( Scientific Programme)

1.       Mr Sri Prasad (Consultant Urologist at Darent Valley Hospital) - “ Current concepts in Urology".       ( a core topic) 

     Mr Prasad highlighted treatment modalities in urology starting from olden age to modern robotic surgery. He mainly talked about treatment in 3 areas : cancer, stones and prostate.

2.      Dr A Pradhan (ST3 in Orthopaedics) - “Oncological Outcomes of Ewing's Sarcoma: Is there a difference between bony & extra- skeletal  Ewing's? ( a retrospective study)

3.       Dr S Lohani (Consultant Respiratory Physician at Darent Valley Hospital )- " Respiratory diseases in Nepal (a core topic)

The scientific session concluded with the presentation of a report byDr Arun Jha  (Consultant Psychiatrist) Contribution of NDA Psychiatry to Nepal: a progress report.


 Dr Arun Jha, Vice chairman NDA (UK) and Chairman NDA (UK) Psychiatry chapter has done excellent job  last year, in Nepal. ( Please visit :Mental Health Week September 2008; National seminar on "Healthy Ageing: Services for the older people of Nepal" on 15-17 January 2009;CHARITIES SUPPORTED IN 2009 ; Invitation forTrans-cultural Psychiatry conference 2009 )

 The Second half of the morning concluded with the Annual General Meeting and election of new executive committee members. Discussions were held on various reports by executive members, and chapter co-ordinators. ( Please visit AGM     ;Election ;DR BISHWAS PRADHAN'S UK VISIT; PARTICIPATION AT 3 DAY COURSE ON OBSTETRIC ANAESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA 2008 ; Treasurer's Report ppt; Invitation forTrans-cultural Psychiatry conference 2009 ;  Chairman Dr P Gautam distributed warming blankets to Koshi Flood Victims on the behalf of NDA (UK) )


In the morning families and friends enjoyed jewellery presentations  held, where as in the afternoon members had a leisure time to spend.

In the evening, Gala dinner was held in the gracious presence of chief guest charge de affair's Nepalese Embassy in the UK Mr J Aryal, NRN (UK) president Mr D Gale and the guest speaker, The Worshipful Mayor of Elmbridge Cllr. James Vickers .  A cheque, the amount of £300 was donated to mayor's charity that provides essential equipment and support for disabled children.

Vice Chairman Dr A K Jha awarded a cheque of £50.00 to Dr R Khoju, for his excellent contributions to the NDA.

The evening programme was conducted by Mr Shabin Joshi ( consultant in  neuro-surgery). He also announced new achievements made by members and families in various fields last year and Ms Kamala Dhital delivered vote of thanks. Being a very busy consultant in pathology Dr P Thebe  put his hard work on organising the meeting. His hard work was well appreciated.

02/08/2009 (Sunday)

Sunday morning’s talks were moderated by Dr C B Karki (consultant in Psychiatry).

Mr Prakash Khanal (Nepali Diaspora Volunteering Programme), Dr S Adikaree (retired consultant in elderly care) ,Dr Smita Khanal ( Paediatrician) and Dr A K Jha (Consultant in psychiatry) shared their volunteering experience in Nepal. The session was well attended by members. (Please visit: Morning Session;  A Spark in the Dark ; Dr S Adhikaree's Volunteering experience in Nepal ; Dr A Jha's Volunteering experience in Nepal )


        NDA members, families and friends dispersed after Sunday lunch (Nepali cuisine), catered by Mr Kapil Rana. ( Picnic)



Many thanks to the organising committee:

Dr. Phauda R. Thebe ( Chairman) ,Mrs Indu K. Thebe,Dr. Achyut P. Dhital,Mrs. Gita Dhital,Dr. Binode B. Dhungana,Mrs. Mona Dhungana,Dr. Sudhir Lohani,Mrs. Sabita Lohani,Dr. Gunj Sherchan,Mrs. Jyoti Sherchan,Dr. Chuda Karki,Mrs. Anju Karki,Dr. Shailendra Thapa,  Dr. Suman Thapa,Dr. Raghav Dhital,     Dr. Janak Dhital,Dr. Shabin Joshi,Dr. Bandana Joshi , for their tireless 


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