NC Youth Leader and CA Member Rajeev Bikram Shah welcomed in Melbourne

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Rajeev Bikram Shah 1Member of Constituent Assembly and Nepali Congress youth leader Mr. Rajeev Bikram Shah arrived in Melbourne today to participate in International AIDS Conference 2014. He was welcomed at the Melbourne airport by the Honorary Consul General of Nepal to Victoria Mr Chandra Yonzon. Mr. Shah will join the Nepali delegation led by Nepal’s Honourable Minister for Health, Mr. Khagaraj Adhikari to the five days conference commencing today.

Mr. Shah had a brief meeting with the Consul General and the local media before attending the event. He expressed his gratitude for the warm hospitality offered by the Consulate and the local Nepalese community. He shed some light on the purpose of his visit to Australia and said, “it’s our privilege as a nation that we have this conference as a platform to demonstrate our effort in HIV/AIDS prevention and elimination”. Mr. Shah will be presenting papers at the conference on Nepal’s position in HIV/AIDS prevention, policies and challenges.

Hon Consul General Mr. Chandra Yonzon expressed his happiness to have welcomed such dynamic and visionary youth leader in Australia. He said “our country desperately needs more leaders like Mr. Shah, who has the knowledge and experience to deal with local issues with global approach. A lot lies on his shoulder and I feel honoured that I got an opportunity to exchange my views with him on various issues” .

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Mr. Yonzon also informed the media that the Consulate office is organising a meet and greet program for the community to interact with the delegates that are in town for the conference.

Mr. Rajeev Bikram Shah had made a mark as a promising leader in Nepal’s political arena when he defeated UCPN(M) candidate Bhakta Bahadur Shah in his home district of Jajarkot-2 in CA election. Mr. Shah also holds the portfolio as the President of Nepal Athletic Association.