The installation of Bishop Hem Chandra Sharma and Bishop Dan Bahadur Tamang as new Bishops of Dioceses in Nepal was held on 9th July 2017. Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan presided over the installation ceremony.
After the service, a public event was held to felicitate the new bishops. Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal (the former prime minister and CPN-UML leader), Mr. Lokmani Dhakal (Member of Parilament and President of Jana Jagaran Party), Mr. Gagan Thapa (Former health minister and Member of Parliament), Smt. Hisila Yami (Former minister of physical planning and infrastructure and present Naya Shakti Party leader), Bishop Paul Simick (Bishop of Roman Catholic Church), Mr. C.B. Gahatraj (President of FNCN [Federation of National Christian, Nepal]), Rev. Barnabas Shreshta (President of Nepal Christian Society), Mr. Ishujang Karki (senior pastor of Holiness Church Nepal), Mr. Rinji Lama (senior clergy of Anglican Church), Mr. K.P. Tripathi (Advisor of Pokhara Christian Community), Mr. N.D. Thulung (Senior Pastor of Eastern Christian Community) were present on the occasion.