Dear Members, Senators and Aspiring Members Namaste!
It is with immense pleasure that I am conveying you my first message as 2017 JCI Kathmandu Local President.
Thank you very much for the trust you have put in me and my team to lead the organization in 2017. “JCI not only gives us One Year to Lead but also One Year to serve”. I look forward to keep the momentum going along with my team; doing our best to live up to your expectations. The divine in me salutes the divine in you. My goal over the next 12 months is very simple—to reach a new level of service to JCI. Since the establishment of JCI Kathmandu, we have served as a leadership training platform to encourage young people to be active citizens and create positive change in several areas including individual, international, community, and business. Over the years we have organized impactful projects for the betterment of the community and our members.
In 2017, JCI Kathmandu shall continue to be the platform that empowers our young citizens to be better and create positive change around them. 2017 shall have its own lot of challenges and opportunities. Given our diverse set of skills and experience, am sure that we shall go and grow through both the opportunities and challenges. The main focus shall be on reinforcing the administration and increasing members’ involvement, recruitment of new members, skills training, and community development projects, partnering with other NGOs and seeking corporate financial sponsors.
As previously presented to you in my presidential caucus, I won’t be able to do it all by myself; so am asking for your help. It’s going to be a journey full of opportunities and challenges but I know we can count on each other to move forward together. This brings us to our motto for this year: “Together we can”. Leadership presents itself in various forms and the one I wish to portray is one of collaborative leadership. I look forward to serve the members, aspiring members and senators who have entrusted me with the responsibility to be their Local President in 2017. Following the path of my predecessors at JCI Kathmandu, I shall be a Local President of proximity. While honoring the title given to me, I shall be more of a friend and companion to you people.
2017 is a 365-page book full of opportunities for each and every member to write history for a local organization which strives with dedication and passion to achieve its set objectives. Action plans and resolutions may seem like big hairy goals at first yet if we break them into smaller manageable chunks and focus on the process flow; this shall make achieving our goals less of a chore and more of a game for us.
Looking forward to another wonderful, enriching and creative year.
Today and for all today to come, we think and deliver as a team. This is our year. Together we can.
Yours in Active Citizenship,
JCI. SEN. Deepak Bhandari
Local Immediate Past President
Motto: Together We Can