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Rotary Club of Kathmandu was the first Rotary Club in Nepal. Some 50 years after the formation of the Rotary club (to be specific the second San Francisco club), four Nepalese professionals and business persons were conferring to start Rotary movement by forming a Rotary Club in Nepal (Kathmandu). Rotary Club of Dharbanga (Dharbanga 3250) came forward for sponsorship. The four pioneering individuals were Dr. J.N. Giri, General Kiran Shamsher JB Rana, Gopal Raj Rajbhandari and Dr. Dev Rath. In the gracious presence of the then King Late Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, The Rotary Club of Kathmandu was organized on November 20, 1958 and received the membership of RI on April 13, 1959. It was a great day for Rotary and a great day for Nepal.
Since the formation of the Rotary Club of Kathmandu (The first Rotary Club in Nepal) on 13 April, 1959, all Rotary Clubs in Nepal had been a part of various districts in India.
For details of all previous districting, please refer to the history of District 3291.
Almost exactly 50 years after Kathmandu was chartered, Nepal was granted its own district number 3292 which became effective on 1 July 2008.
In the 2008 year therefore, 50 year celebrations occurred for the golden anniversary of RC Kathmandu, the golden anniversary of Rotary’s entry into Nepal and simultaneously, for the eventual allocation of a district solely to cater for the many clubs in Nepal.
At the time of this entry, there were 70 Rotary Clubs throughout Nepal with total membership of over 2,000.
The first District Governor was Rtn Dr. Tika Man Vaidya, the Charter President of Rotary Club of Patan West.
The 2009-2010 District Governor was Rtn. Ratna Man Sakya from Rotary Club of Kathmandu.