May 10: Shrijana Rana has been elected as the president of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN). The 46th annual general assembly of HAN on Thursday elected Rana unopposed to the post. This is the first time that a woman has been elected as the president of HAN. The AGM held at Soaltee Crowne Plaza elected Rana, the proprietor of Annapurna Hotel, for a two-year term.
Likewise, Binayak Shah of Hotel Airport has been elected the first vice president of the association. Other elected office bearers of HAN include Prabin Pandey of Hotel Shangrila (second vice president), Sajan Shakya of Kathmandu Prince Hotel (general secretary) and Bishal Kumar of Hotel Vaishali (secretary).