Press Release

Condolence Message

SAARC Secretariat pays tribute to Late Krishna Maharjan

The SAARC Secretariat held a condolence meeting at its premises in Kathmandu today to pay homage to late Krishna Maharjan. He passed away on 19 May 2014 of liver cirrhosis. He was 58.  

Addressing the condolence meeting, H. E. Mr. Arjun B.Thapa, Secretary-General of SAARC, remembered Late Maharjan as a dedicated staff who attended to his work most sincerely and diligently. “Though I have not had a chance to meet him, I have been given to understand that his performance was superb,” he said. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of his family. I would also like to wish the departed soul eternal peace!”

Speaking on behalf of all the officials of the Secretariat, Mr. Dhan Bahadur Oli, Director (Administration), recalled Late Maharjan as a hardworking and sincere official. He recounted the efficient and responsible manner in which late Maharjan performed his duties at the Secretariat. He expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of his family. He conveyed sincere prayers for the endless peace of the departed soul.

Born in Chapagaon, Lalitpur of Nepal, Late Maharjan joined the SAARC Secretariat on 17/05/1993. He served the Secretariat continuously for 20 years as a chauffeur.

A dear colleague and fine human being, Late Maharjan will be missed by all the officials of the Secretariat.

My colleagues at the SAARC Secretariat and I are deeply saddened over the loss of life of many people and the damage of colossal property caused by the recent landslides in northeastern Afghanistan.

At these moments of immense grief, my colleagues and I would like to express to the Government and the people of Afghanistan our heartfelt sympathy. We would also like to take this opportunity to convey our deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved families.

On behalf of the officials of the SAARC Secretariat, I would like to take this opportunity also to present a voluntary contribution representing their half a day’s salary to the affected people.

With the bravery and unity that the people of Afghanistan have always demonstrated at such testing moments in history, I remain confident that the country is in a position to cope with the aftermath of this unprecedented calamity.

Secretary-General, SAARC