Ram Chandra Pokhrel
) (born January 1, 1945) is a politician and journalist in Nepal
. He is affiliated with the Nepali Congress
party. He is the eldest son of veteran freedom fighter Govardhan Sharma Pokhrel. Mr. Pokhrel is current Chief Party Secretary of Nepali Congress.
Mr. Pokhrel has been heavily involved in the democratic movement and arrested on many occasions. He served as the chairman of the District Development Committee (DDC), Tanahu district from 1992 to 1997. He was elected council member of Vyas municipality – 9 Tanahu, Nepal in 1999. In 1968 he founded and served as the principal of the Nirmal high school in Damauli
, Tanahun. Until recently, he served a member secretary of the Central Publicity Department in the Nepali Congress Party and member of Foreign Relation Committee. He is older brother of Dr. Jagadish Chandra Pokharel, the current vice chairman of the national planning commission of Nepal. . He is also the founding general secretary of the federation of district development committees.
From 1973-1980 he worked at a journalist for the national news agency in Nepal, the RSS. He interviewed several prominent individuals, among them Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi
in New Delhi (1980). Junko Tabei
, the first woman to climb Mt. Everest and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa