Events and Call for Papers

Updated December 15,2011

New Year’s Eve 2012 in Atlanta GA, USA

Haveli Nepali Restaurant, supported by Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) Nepalese Association of Georgia (NAG)

“Countdown Party & Nepali Musical and Entrepreneurs Night” New Year’s Eve 2012

Singers and Dancers from Georgia and Neighboring States Including Guest Artist (who is Very Popular Folk and Duet Singer of Nepal) Ram Prasad Khanal (President – International Artists Forum) While mingling, chatting, enjoying and waiting for the countdown there will also be a gathering of Entrepreneur’s from all over Georgia and beyond who will discuss how best they could assist Nepalese Communities.

Ticket price: $20 (Dinner Included)
Date: 12/31/2011
Time: 7:30 pm to 1:30 am

8465 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA , 30022 , USA
Phone: 770-558-8333

For more infornation please contact

NASeA Culture Committee and
Dipendra Thapa
Janak Baral
Raja Ghale
Hari Bhandari
Pranaya Lama
Bijendra Gurung
Mohan Timilsina
Dhana Timilsina
Keshav Sharma
Bhabindra Basnet

December 5,2011

Goodwill Ambassador

Uttam Nepal, an Artist/Painter and Cartoonist/Illustrator has been appointed Friends of Nepal – NJ’s ‘GOODWILL AMBASSADOR. He has been painting since his childhood. His painting work focuses on ”Human Philosophy, Human Sensitivity, Human Sentiments, Environment and Nature”.

He started to work as a cartooning since 2000 A.D. from various weekly and magazine papers. He has worked with the Himalaya Times and Rajdhani Vernacular Daily and working as an Illustrator in many organizations in Nepal and abroad.

As a GOODWILL AMBASSADOR he will help young generation to get involved in the world of Art and visit various schools to share his knowledge. For more information about FONNJ visit

(Disclaimer: I (Bhumika) am currently serving as Vice President (Communications) at Friends of Nepal New Jersey)

Updated November 11,2011

Washington DC Nepali SummerFest

We cordially invite you to join us in the First Annual Nepalese SummerFest, which will be held in the Nation’s Capital, Washington DC Metropolitan Area from May 25th – 28th, 2012 (Memorial Day Weekend).
Come join us and experience the launch of this 3-day event dedicated to bringing our community together for a joyous weekend. SummerFest guarantees to engage and entertain the Nepalese community with well-orchestrated events paired with excellent services to make your weekend memorable.SummerFest enthusiastically focuses on Nepalese heritage, culture, and the ever evolving lifestyle in the United States and Canada. A team of young professional Nepalese are collaborating with Revolution Productions LLC, an event management company, to ensure uncompromised quality programs, exceptional services, and guaranteed fun. We will donate 10% of profits to charitable organizations supporting a Nepalese cause.

With your convenience and affordability in mind, we are pleased to offer:• No Registration Fees
• Free Shuttle Service to Metrorail and Nearby Attractions
• Discounted Hotel Rates for SummerFest Guests
• Discounted Shuttle Service to Airports
• Minutes to Downtown DC
• Complimentary Parking

Events include, but are not limited to:
• Soccer and Basketball Tournaments
• Grand Concert
• Nepali Saanjh
• Networking Events
• Club Night (Off location at Club/Lounge)
• Kids Program
• Various Forums

and many more to come…

We are continually working hard to include the best programs to exceed your expectations. We welcome and value your suggestions and comments at

Our website, will be live shortly.
or visit at

We have thoughtfully selected SummerFest to be held at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, VA, situated in a prime location near the Metrorail and walking distance to excellent restaurants and bars. Sheraton is only minutes away from the District, all of the historical memorials and monuments that the Nation’s capital has to offer, free entrance to world class museums, a short drive to superior local vineyards, and extravagant shopping malls.

Book your discounted rooms now while available:

Sheraton Intro:

Business Inquires Only:

A large exhibit hall will provide an opportunity for effective direct marketing and promotional opportunity for businesses and organizations to showcase their products and services. With thousands of attendees projected for the 3-day event, this will be an excellent medium to generate immediate responses and future business. Please email at for business and exhibit inquiries only.

Updated November 9,2011

Films from or about Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India in: 3rd i’s San
Francisco South Asian Film Festival Nov 9th -13th

Link to full list of films:
Link to the festival page:

Some examples of films:

San Francisco Premiere
Roxie Theater
Friday, November 11, 9:45 pm
Dir: Siddharth Anand Kumar
Spain/India/Tibet 2010, 116 mins
Siddharth Anand Kumar’s superbly crafted film takes us on a spiritual
journey across the spectacular and breathtaking Himalayas as we
accompany Tenzin, a young Tibetan artist raised in India, on a search
for truth and freedom. His journey mirrors the Buddha’s search for
enlightenment where he needs to lose himself in order to find his true

More info:

Updated Oct 20,2011

Adhikaar is organizing Deusi/Bhailo fundraiser in New York on Oct 23 Sunday.

For details please visit their website

Updated Oct 3,2011

Kul Chandra Gautam Interview

Dear Community members:

Before retiring from International Civil Service just three years ago, Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam was the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. The “Roll Back Violence Campaign” which he initiated upon returning to homeland is taking strong roots in raising awareness for peaceful negotiations and against violence which has sadly become an everyday norm in Nepal. A daring advocate of children and women, Mr. Gautam is still associated with many international organizations that make him visit across the world to give lecture on the importance of securing the rights of children and women.

An honest watchdog of the governments who always sides with the poor and the neglected, Mr. Gautam was in New York last week in connection with the UN’s 66th General Assembly.

With American Conversations he talked in greater details as to why Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai needs to correct his mistakes, why he needs to pay more attention towards settling peace process and why he needs to represent the nation as the PM and immediately stop cheap talks and populist mentality.

Please tune onto CHANNEL 30 (also known as World 30) Tuesday (October 04, 2011) night at 10:30 pm to also know his take on the issue of dual citizenship for the Nepalese living abroad.

Krishna Sharma
Host: American Conversations

Updated Sept 22,2011

नेपालीहरुको महान चाड बिजया दशमी तथा शुभ दिपावलीको पावन अवसरमा निम्न स्थान, मिति र समयमा विविध सास्कृतिक कार्यक्रमका साथमा शुभ कामना आदान प्रदान कार्यक्रमको आयोजना गरिएको जानकारी गराउँदै उक्त कार्यक्रममा इछूक आमाबुबा, दाजुभाई एंव दिदीबहिनीहरु सहभागी भई शुभकामना आदान प्रदान गरिदिनु हुन फल्स चर्च नेपाली समुदाय हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दछ ।

पुनश्च: पटलक सहितको कार्यक्रमा भएको हुँदा एक एक प्रकारको नेपाली खाना सहित उपस्थित हुन अनुरोध गरिन्छ ।

Venue- Manchester Hall, Woodlake Towers

3100 S Manchester St, Falls Church, VA 22044

Date – 10/02/2011, Sunday

Time – 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm

थप जानकारीका लागि संपर्क

फल्स चर्च नेपाली समुदाय
Ph no 703-855-8581

Updated Sept 15,2011

Interaction with Finance Minister Pun

Dear Community Members,

You are cordially invited to join an interaction program with Finance Minister of Nepal Mr. Barsha Man Pun. Newly appointed finance minister Mr. Pun will talk regarding
his new economic plans for the faster development of Nepal.

Nepal Rastra Bank’s GOVERNER Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada also invited at the event.

Date:- 25 September 2011, Sunday
Time:- 5.00 P.M.
Venue:- Arlington Central Library’s Auditorium Hall
2015 North Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201

Please “MARK” your calendar, further details will be posted very soon.
Contact: Khem Bhattacha at

Updated September 14,2011

NRNNCC President Resigns

For Immediate Release

On September 10, 2011, Mr. Suman Timsina submitted his resignation from the post of the President of NRN NCC USA to the Board citing personal and family reasons. In response, the Board of the NRN NCC USA held an emergency meeting on September 11, 2011. The Board approved the resignation of Mr. Suman Timsina from the post of President of the NRN NCC USA. As a result, the resignation became effective immediately as of September 11, 2011. The Board acknowledged Mr. Timsina’s contribution to NRN NCC USA during his tenure as President.

Mr. Pralhad K.C, the Senior Vice President, will be serving as the Acting President of NRN NCC USA. The Annual General Meeting of NRN NCC USA will be held in New York City on September 17, 2011 as planned.

September 12, 2011
Contact: Bhuwan Gurung

Updated September 12,2011

Pre- Conference for Women On the Eve of the NRN Global Conference

Empowering a Nation: Moving towards Gender Equality and Economic Development

October 11th, 2011

Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu Nepal


NRN-ICC is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the NRN Pre-Conference for Women titled, Empowering a Nation: Moving towards Gender Equality and Economic Development.

The objectives of the NRN Pre- Conference for Women are to:

Ø Collaborate and work in partnership with grassroots women’s rights advocates, entrepreneurs, educators, social justice workers from around the world to influence the policies pertaining to women’s participation in economic development.

Ø Provide a forum for women around the world to exchange ideas, participate in meaningful discussions, and build partnerships to influence the economic development of Nepal.

Ø Generate a dialogue and explore the possibility of identifying NRN women around the globe to collaborate and take active leadership roles in affecting social policy change

Ø Create working groups with other organizations and support each other in common causes such as education and health

All presentation proposals should reflect the theme of the conference.

Ideas for proposals:

Proposals can include, but do not have to be limited to:

1. Issues and hardships facing women in Middle East and elsewhere in the world to provide remittances to the Nepali economy

2. Promoting and sustaining women entrepreneurs in Nepal and around the globe

3. Gender-based violence and its effect on women’s empowerment

4. The role of women in sustainable economic development in Nepal

Proposals for presentations should contain:

v A title and brief (2 page max) description of the presentation topic and content

v Presenters’ name, address, phone number and email address

v Names of affiliated organizations

v Presenter bio ( limit to 50 – 100 words max)

v Presentation abstract (limit to 50 – 100 words max)

v Presentation objectives ( limit to 50-100 words max)

v Each session will be approximately 60 minutes, with three presenters presenting for 10 minutes each, The remainder of the time will be used for questions and answers, and will provide an opportunity for interaction and dialogue between the audience and presenters.

v A description for Audio/Video/Technical needs. (markers and flip charts will be available for all presentations)

v Presentation format: panel, lecture, participatory, focus group, others

Note: Presenters are responsible for the following:

· Ensuring their abstract clearly explains the subject matter they will present.

· Presenting a specific topic with 2-3 deliverable learning objectives (take home points!) to the participants.

· Bring the presentation to a close in a positive and motivational manner

· Providing a dynamic presentation with an end goal and a practical application (take home ponts!) of the topic to the participants

The proposals will be reviewed by the proposal committee created for the Pre-Conference for Women. The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of its relevance to the conference theme.

The Committee will contact the authors of the selected presentations by September 30th, 2011

There is no monetary incentive for presentations, but presenters will gain experience and the opportunity to engage in a dialogue affecting the broader Nepali community in and outside of Nepal.

Please submit your proposal by filling out the form below and email it to no later than September 20, 2011.

Any questions, please contact Biva Ranjeet at or Prudence KC at

Contact Person in Nepal: Shangita: Non-Resident Nepali Association(NRNA),

Tel. : 4215247, 4262255, Email :, Website :

Workshop on Environmental Journalism

Date: September 18, 2011 from 10am to 2pm

Location: Nepal Tourism Board

Organized By: Pranav Pokhrel, Kamal Kafle, Niraj Tamrakar

Event Description:

Environmental Communication has a wide range of possible interactions, from interpersonal communication to virtual communities, participatory decision making, and environmental media coverage. Environmental Journalism is one of the major study practice area of Environmental Communication.

To be an environmental journalist, one must have an understanding of scientific language and practice, knowledge of historical environmental events, the ability to keep abreast of environmental policy decisions and the work of environmental organizations, a general understanding of current environmental concerns, and the ability to communicate all of that information to the public in such a way that it can be easily understood, despite its complexity. With emerging concerns in environmental issues sprouting every day Environmental journalism is not limited as a profession but also as an apt mode to communicate with general people and supplement environmental governance and sustainable development.

The ICCN-N network is organizing a workshop on Environmental Journalism to build capacity of undergraduate students and fresh graduates on September 18th 2011. The event is a part of the Rural Urban Connection (RUC) Program.Objectives of the Workshop:

Capacity development of undergraduates and fresh bachelor
Promote Environmental Journalism

Selection Requirements:

Participants are required to submit 300-500 words essay on any of Environment topics.
Participants should be an undergraduate/fresh bachelors student of either Environmental Science, Journalism, agriculture or Development field or any relative field.

Participants are required to send their letter of interest along with essay at

How it Works:

Participants will be selected on basis of their essay, letter of interest and field of interest. The selected participants will be automatically be considered as a Climate Messenger for the Rural Urban Connection Network. During the workshop session, participants will be divided into small groups and assigned with topics to write essay after the workshop.
Participants will have to submit their group essay by 25th September 2011, and claim their certificate as a Climate Messenger and trainee.

Registration Fees: Rs 50Venue: Nepal Tourism Board, NepalDate: September 18th 2011Application Deadline: 12th September 2011Email:ruralurbanconnection@gmail.comPh:9841265165

Updated September 6,2011

NRNNCC Elections

NRNNCC of AMERICA Election Committee invites nominations from its members to serve as Country Representative, ICC Representative for a two-year term.. The nominations are available for the following positions:
· Country Representatives (1)
· ICC Representatives

Number of ICC (International Coordination Council) representatives depends on the number of total paid and verified members by September 9, 2011
The election of the above mentioned positions are conducted by following NRN International Coordination Council Rules (Constitution).
Interested members can either self-nominate or nominate other individuals who are members of NRNNCC of America as of September 9, 2011 or earlier. Nominations must be received by the Election Committee by September 10, 2011for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by following the guidelines and procedures as described below.

The nominee must:
1. Be a NRN NCC of America member in good standing.
2. Have attained the age of 18 years.
3. Have been a NRNNCC of America member by September,9 ,2011

Nomination procedures: While submitting a nomination, the following procedures must be followed:
1. One individual is eligible to compete for only one position.
2. A nominator can send nomination for one or more positions.
3. The following information about the nominator must be provided:
a. Name:
b. Current mailing address:
c. Valid e-mail address:
d. Verifiable phone number:
e. Member before September 10.2011
4. The position or positions being nominated must be clearly specified.
5. The following details for each nominee must be provided :
a. Position nominated:
b. Name:
c. Current mailing address:
d. Valid e-mail address :
e. Verifiable phone number:
6. A statement must be provided by the nominator that, to his/her best knowledge, the nominee is eligible for the position according to the nomination guidelines described above and in the bylaws.
7. Nomination must be submitted no later than September 10, 2011.
8. Nomination must be submitted to the correct e-mail address at
9. Only nominations sent to the e-mail address in #8 above will be considered by the Election Committee. Any e-mail with questions or comments about the nomination process and election will not be entertained or replied.

For time table and other information about the nomination process and election, please visit NRNNCC of America websites at


NRNNCC Election Committee:

Rajendra K Khatiwada, Chair, –
Iswari Maskey Member
Attorney Durga Prasad Bhurte

Updated September 2,2011

Kutumba Concert

Kutumba, A Folk Instrumental Ensemble, group of seven professionals from Kathmandu. Having come together for the preservation of their culture and art, Kutumba wishes to spread love and joy of Nepali folk music throughout the world. Self motivated and self driven, Kutumba is a group with their own unique sound and vision.The seven members have different roots and backgrounds in music. Kutumba is the harmony of traditional roots, culture and new sound

Sunday, October 16, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ticket: $20, $30, VIP
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
3001 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria , VA 22311
Parking: FREE

For more information please visit:

Updated August 25,2011

5th Non Resident Nepalis (NRN) Global Conference

October 12-14, 2011
Kathmandu, Nepal

Dear friends:

NRN Association is prepared for the upcoming NRN Convention in Kathmandu 12-14 Oct., 2011.There are several pre conference activities. Few of these activities includes Open University of Nepal, Literary Festival, NRN Tae Kwan Do Tournament, Women’s Workshop etc. More information on the conference can be found at our website as it is being updated.

1. Increase our membership: We need all of your help. If you are not a member of NRNNCC of USA, kindly complete attached form and mail it asap.

2. ICC Election: Every other years, NRN International Coordinating Council holds an election to elect a President, 2 Vice Presidents, 1 General Secretary, 1 Treasurer, and 1 Secretary and 1 Treasurer. All candidates must be present in Kathmandu and attend the conference. Only delegates are allowed to vote and delegates must be registered and recommended by their National Coordination Council.

3. NRN Delegation and Eligibility: All country delegates will be eligible to vote. As per by-laws, 10 country members are represented by 1 delegate. To be eligible to vote for any NRN motions and elections, one must be a member of NRN National Coordinating Council. NRN National Coordinating Council must certify and send a list of delegates to NRN Regional Coordinator of North America. Attaching a membership form for your use.

4. AGM in New York: NRNNCC of USA will be holding an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 17th, 2011 from 9 AM – 3 PM at Chian Federation at 44-01 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103.

5. Registration: The participation in the conference and the GA will be strictly on the basis of registration. The registration fee for NRNs is US$ 100 per person. The registration fee covers the expenses the kitbag, the conference documentation. Other costs will have to be borne by the participants themselves. Conference registration checks must be received with payment to the National Coordination Council (NCC) of US by September 15, 2011.

Please pay registration by mail and send a check payable to NRNNCC of USA to our treasurer Dr. Binod Shah, 14 Deerhill Ln, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

For more information, please visit

Your participation is a key to the success of NRN Association and NRN Movement. It is an excellent opportunity for global networking.


Suman R. Timsina

Updated August 24,2011

Soccer Tournament

We would like to inform you that the following team have been registered for the NANC Soccer Fun Game being organized on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The deadline of team registration has been extended for two more days. If you have not registered your team yet, we would like to request you to register your team by the midnight of August 24, 2011. After this deadline, no team will be registered as we need to make plan for the match and arrange lunch accordingly.

Registered Team:
1. Sunnyvale Football Force
2. Jana Sampark Samitee
3. The White Zone
4. Young Everest, Santa Rosa
5. Creative Youth Nepal Club
6. Oakland-Alameda BAC
7. NC Tamu Samaj
8. California Sherpa Association
9. NANC Soccer Team

Thank you.

Ram Babu Acharya
Sports Co-ordinator

Updated August 1,2011

NASEA and NAG jointly annouces a Poetry Recitation program by Famous Nepali Writer, Poet and Journalist Govinda Giri Prerana .

The man himself: Govinda Giri Prerana is versatile Nepali writer. He has published 19 Original books of Poetry, Novel, Essays, Travelouge, Short Stories . He has Edited and translated 10 books. It is a good oppertunity to hear poems from such talented poet, meet and have dinner together.

Local talented poets can also recite poems in the program.

Tickets and Details:

Date: 14 August Sunday,2011

Venue: Kathmandu Kitchen & Grill926 Montreal Rd, Clarkston, GA 30021

Entry Fee: $20.00

Dinner: Included with the Entry Fee.

Give away: Choice of CD or Book by Govinda Giri Prerana.


NAG: Nepalese Associatio of Georgia/ President: Pranaya Lama

NASeA: Nepalese Association of North East America/ President:Raja Ghale

Movie Show to Benefit Community Programs

Dear friends,
As part of our second round of the fund-raising campaign we have decided to screen “Khagrass (Total Eclipse)” on August 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm at Cinema Arts Theater (9650-14 Main Street) in Fairfax- VA – 22031. We cordially invite all our friends and community members to enjoy the movie while drawing close the Summer Vacation — 2011.
Based on Nepal’s post-2006 socio-political anomalies and aberrations, the movie successfully captures the moments that are leading the Maoists to a political decadence. This could be the reason, authorities in Nepal have so far imposed restrictions on the public screening of the movie.
The movie may leave you some familiar impression as well since some of its shootings were done in Northern Virginia area. While watching the movie, you can also meet its director Shaish Acharya and the production team since they are premiering the movie first in the USA and then elsewhere.
Since the maximum capacity of the cinema hall is 275, please reserve your seat as earliest as possible. Accordin to the producers, the movie won’t be screened twice as they are booked elsewhere immediately.
For detail, please contact:
Girish Pokhrel 202-468-6910
Krishna Sharma 703-889-0792
Bishnu Shital703-309-6776
Sharmila Uprety 703-302-9556
Mukti Dawadi 703-915-9957

Bishwo Thapa 571-241-7091

Rajesh Shrestha 703-999-6476
Arun Bhattarai 703-200-1393

Updated July 27,2011

Phiroj Shyanden, former 1974 AD vocalist will be performing in Baltimore,MD on August 14.

Venue:8420 Belair Rd, Baltimore MD
Time: 7:30 PM onwards
Ticket: $20

Visit DCNepal for more information.

Updated July 26,2011
नेपाली राजदूतावास वाशिंगटन डि.सी. बाट आजदेखि डि.सी. मेट्रोको प्रमुख विभिन्न क्षेत्रहरुमा गुड्ने ३० वटा यात्रु वाहक ठूला वसमा पोष्टर टांसेर प्रचार प्रसार गर्ने कार्य सुरु गरियो । यस अवसरमा महामहिम राजदूत डा. शंकर प्रसाद शर्मा आज विहान उक्त सेवा प्रदान गर्ने कम्पनीका वसहरु राखिएको द्धद्धतज क्तचभभत स्थित वसपार्क गई कार्यक्रमको शुभारम्भ गर्नुभयो । उक्त अवसरमा पत्रकार, स्थानीय स्वयंमसेवी युवाहरु, पोष्टर डिजाइनर सञ्जिप प्रधान, गायिका सरिस्मा अमात्य लगायत राजदूतावासका कर्मचारीहरु उपस्थित हुनुहुन्थ्यो ।

पर्यटन वर्ष२०११ को अवसरमा वाशिंगटन डि.सी मेट्रो आसपासमा नेपालको पर्यटन प्रचार प्रसार गर्ने उद्देश्यले को समयमा छुट्टी मनाउन वाशिंगटन डि.सी. को भ्रमणमा आउने पर्यटकहरुलाई समेत ध्यानमा राखेर यो समयमा यात्रु वाहक वसमा विज्ञापन गर्ने व्यवस्था मिलाईएको हो । वाशिंगटन डि. सी. का प्रमुख पर्यटकीय आकर्षाका क्षेत्रहरु – वाशिंगटन मोनुमेन्ट, लिंकन मेमोरियल, म्यूजियमहरु, ह्वाइट हाउस, क्यापिटोल विल्डिङ लगायतका स्थानहरुको भ्रमणमा वर्षोनी लगभग एक करोड पचास लाख पर्यकटहरु आउछन । त्यसरी उल्लिखित ठाउहरु घुम्न आउने पर्यटकहरुले समेत वसहरुमा टांसिएको पोष्टर देख्न सक्नेछन । नेपालको विविधता झल्काउने उक्त पोष्टर पर्यटन पर््रवर्धन गर्ने कार्यमा प्रभावकारी हुने विश्वास गरिएको छ


Updated July 25, 2011

Nepal America Journalists’ Association

Washington DC 2007

July 22, 2011

Press Release

3rd NEAJA General Convention to be held in New York

NEAJA executive committee meeting held last week decided to hold the third general convention of Nepal America Journalists’ Association on the first weekend of May (05-06), 2012. NEAJA general secretary Angchhiring Sherpa would coordinate the event. The Convention would coincide the World Press Freedom Day which the United Nations has been observing for more than quarter century every year on May 3 to inform the international community that freedom of press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights and to remind people that many journalists brave death or face jail to bring daily news to the public.

The meeting also formed a three-member Membership Verification Committee (MVC) to look into the membership issues and update the list of the NEAJA members. NEAJA treasurer Sahadev Poudel would coordinate to the MVC. Members of the MVC include NEAJA Mid-West region Vice-President Shekhar Dhungel and NEAJA executive member Bishwo Thapa.

The meeting also decided to bestow executive powers to NEAJA advisor Pratap Adhikary and the NMEA (NEAJA Memorial Excellence Award) team in order to carry out necessary steps, including establish communications with Nepal coordinator Bharat Dutta Koirala and work closely with him, in a bid to nominating the NMEA winner for the year 2012. NMEA was established earlier this year to present to a Nepali journalist or a non-profit media organization working to uplift the rural causes in Nepal. The award was established in association with NEAJA Mid-West region Vice-President Shekhar Dhungel in memory of his late parents.

The meeting extended sincere thanks to Mr. Arun Bhattarai for actively and successfully coordinating the screening of Dashdhunga movie on June 26, 2011 on behalf of NEAJA. The screening of the movie helped generate US $ 845.00 in the NEAJA coffer. The meeting also extended its gratitude to all those individuals who helped make the movie screening event a success.

Krishna Sharma

Acting President


Updated July 21,2011

Public Relations Committee of
Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

would like to invite you All to the July 2011 Monthly Talk Session over the phone (Conference Call) with

Darshan Rauniyar

First person of Nepali origin to be the

Candidate of the United States Congress

The theme of this month’s talk session is:

“How immigrants in general and Nepalese in particular could play an active role in building the nation ”

Date : Sunday, Jul 24, 2011
Time : 11.00 AM Eastern Time;

(09.00 AM Mountain Time; 08.00 AM Pacific Time)

Location : Via Conference Call (conf call no. below)

Venue: Conference Call

Phone: 2183392500
Passcode: 139004#

Mr. Rauniyar is the first person of Nepali origin to be the candidate of United States Congress. He will be contesting from the 1st district from the State of Washington in the election in November 2012. He has a number of issues he would like to tackle if he gets elected and one such is to address the challenges and opportunities for immigrants. Raised by his mother and grand mother in Nepal, Mr. Rauniyar came to the United States 20 years ago and soon became involned in addresing the needs of his community.
Please read more about Mr. Rauniyar and the issues he would like to address in education, economy etc if he gets elected

During the talk session, Mr. Rauriyar will highlight his plans that are related and concerned with broader Nepalese collective interest. Please use the above call-in information to dial in and join the conference call.
Question answer session will follow his talk when you could share your opinion and questions.

For more information. Please contact:

NASeA Public Relations Committee,

Sanjeeb Sapkota
Tara Prasad Pun
Lila Bdr. Karki
Raja Ghale

Updated July 21,2011

१९८ औं भानुजयन्ती तथा अनेसास बिसौं वार्षिकोत्सवको अवसरमा
मदनपुरस्कार विजेता राजेश्वर देवकोटाको अभिनन्दन समारोहमा
१९८ औं भानुजयन्ती तथा अनेसास बिसौं वार्षिकोत्सवको सवसरमा मदनपुरस्कार विजेता राजेश्वर देवकोटाको अभिनन्दन कार्यक्रम रहेको छ । यो महत्वपूर्ण कार्यक्रममा नेपालका भाषा साहित्यप्रेमी सबैलाई उपस्थितिको लागि अनेसासास डीसी च्याप्टर विनम्र अनुरोध गर्दछ ।

Where: VISITOR CENTER, Nature Discovery Room, Lee Sylvania State Park,
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr. Woodbridge, Virginia VA 22191-4504
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Phone: (703) 730-8205
Sunday, July 24, 2011 starting at 10:00AM to 8.00PM

प्रथम चरण
अभिनन्दन समारोह ११।०० देखि १२।३०्
१। विजय थापा
२। सभापतिवरण-प्रकाश नेपाल अनेसास डिसी मेट्रो च्याप्टर
३। आसन ग्रहणः
अभिनन्दन नायक साहित्यकार राजेश्वर देवकोटा
सम्मान्य साहित्यकारहरुः डिपी अधिकारी दिल्ली रमण शर्मा शिवप्रसाद सत्यालुपीठु गोपीकृष्ण खनाल सोमनाथ घिमिरे रणेन्द्र रसायली
४। उद्धाटन
५। भानुको तस्वीरमा माल्यार्पण
६। स्वागत भाषण
७। अभिन्दन नायक राजेश्वर देवकोटाको परिचयः डा। ईश्वर देवकोटा होमनाथ सुवेदी
८। अभिनन्दन
९। राजेश्वर देवकोटाबाट प्रत्युत्तर भाषण
१०। सम्मानीय व्यक्तित्वको परिचय: होमनाथ सुवेदी
१२। सम्मान: डिपी अधिकारी दिल्ली रमण शर्मा शिवप्रसाद सत्यालुपीठु गोपीकृष्ण खनाल सोमनाथ घिमिरे रणेन्द्र १३। सम्मानित व्यक्तित्वहरुबाट प्रतिउत्तर भाषण
१४। मुख्य अतिथिबाट मन्तव्य
१५। सभापतिबाट अभिनन्दन समारोह विसर्जन

द्वितीय चरण
बनभोज १२।३०
तृतीय चरण
वाल तथा वयस्क कबिगोष्ठी
चतुर्थ चरण
अनौपचारिकः नृत्यगीत र भलिबल
विशेष जानकारी
भलिबलमा संयोजक: अमेरिका नेपाल सोसाइटीका भूपू अध्यक्ष खेम भट्टचनको निर्णयानुसार बिहान ८ बजेदेखि बेलुकी ८ बजेसम्म अन्य कार्यक्रमसित समन्वय गरी न जुनसुकै बेला पनि खेलाउन सकिने छ ।
कविता प्रतियोगिताको हकमा यो तलको सूचना अनुसार गरिनेछ:
अनेसास हरिलाल उपाध्याय कविता पुरस्कार प्रतियोगिता

आइतबार जुलाई २४२०११को दिन लेसिल्भेनिया स्टेटपार्कको भिजिटर सेन्टरमा एकसय अन्ठान्नब्यौं भानुजयन्ती तथा अनेसासको डिसी मेट्रोमा भानुको बिसौं उत्सव प्रोफेसर दुर्गा प्रसाद भन्डारीको आतिथ्यमा हुदैछ । सदा झैं यस पटक पनि प्रतियोगितात्मक तथा अप्रतियोगितात्मक वयस्क र बाल कविता प्रतियोगिता हुने भएको छ । समय बिहान १० बजेदेखि बेलुकी ८ बजेसम्म । यस पटकको वयस्क कविता पुरस्कार यस संस्थाका ट्रस्टी होमनाथ सुवेदी र रिषिनाथ सुवेदीले स्वयम् आफ्ना बुबा स्वर्गीय हरिलाल उपाध्यायको नाममा प्रायोजन गर्नु भएको छ । कविता प्रतियोगिताका नियम निम्न प्रकार हुनेछन्
१। पुरस्कारको नाम: अनेसास हरिलाल उपाध्याय कविता पुरस्कार ।
२। वयस्क कविता प्रतियोगितामा ३ प्रकारका पुरस्कार राखिएका छन् ।

ती हुन:
क – प्रथमका लागि १०० डलर तथा प्रमाण पत्र
ख – द्वितीयका लागि ६० डलर तथा प्रमाण पत्र
ग – तेश्राका लागि ४० डलर तथा प्रमाण पत्र र
३। बाल कविता प्रतियोगितामा ३ प्रकारका पुरस्कार राखिएका छन् ।

ती हुन्:
क – प्रथमका लागि २५ डलर तथा प्रमाणपत्र
ख – द्वितीयका लागि १५ डलर तथा प्रमाणपत्र
ग – तृतीयका लागि १० डलर तथा प्रमाणपत्र
४। कविता जुनसुकै विषयमा लेखे पनि हुन्छ र दुवै समूहका कविले कविता ल्याएर प्रतियोगिता स्थलमै आई स्वयम् प्रस्तुत गर्नु पर्नेछ । अन्यथा त्यो कविता अप्रतियोगी कविताको रुपमा अर्कैले पढिदिनेछ ।
५। विगत वर्षहरुमा प्रथम भै सकेका वयष्क तथा वाल कवि अनि अनेसास डिसी च्याप्टरका अध्यक्ष सलाहकारहरु तथा निर्णायकहरु र प्रायोजक र उनका बाबुआमा श्रीमान् श्रीमती र छोराछोरीहरु आफूले माथिका दुवै प्रतियोगितामा भाग लिन पाउने छैनन् । यस वाहेक सबै अनेसासका पदाधिकारी र अन्य सबैको सहभागिताको लागि प्रोत्साहित गरिएको छ ।
६। अनेसास डिसी च्याप्टरका अध्यक्ष यसका सलाहकारहरुले ३ जना योग्य मूल्याफ्नकर्ता छान्नेछन् । यी बाहेक काकासका सबै पदाधिकारीले प्रतियोगितामा भाग लिन सक्नेछन् ।
७। बयष्क वा वाल प्रतियोगिता हुन कम्तीमा ६जना प्रतियोगी हुनुपर्नेछ ।
८। वालकविको हकमा यस अघि प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त गरिसकेको छ भने उ १८ वर्षभन्दा तलकै भए पनि ऊ वयस्कको कविता प्रतियोगितामा भने भाग लिन पाउनेछ ।
९। वालकविहरुले नेपाली वा अंग्रेजी भाषामा भाग लिन सक्नेछन् ।
१०। १८ वर्षभन्दा तलकालाई वालकवितामा समावेश गरिनेछ ।
११। कविता कार्यक्रमकै दिन दिए हुन्छ
१२। कबिता ६ भन्दा कम प्राप्त भएमा अध्यक्ष र सल्लाहकारले त्यसको म्याद प्रतियोगिताको प्रारम्भकालसम्म सार्न सक्नेछन् । त्यसरी पनि कविता ६ वा ६भन्दा बढीप्राप्त नभएमा प्रतियोगिता देवकोटा जयन्तीको लागि पर सारिनेछ ।
१३। समारोहमा नै नगद पुरस्कार प्रायोजकको हातबाट र प्रमाण अतिथिको हातबाट प्रदान दिइनेछ ।
१५। आप्रवासका बारेमा लेखिएका कवितालाई प्रार्थमिकता दिइनेछ ।
प्रकाश नेपाल
अनेसास डिसी मेट्रो च्याप्टर

Updated July 20,2011

Dear Friends,

My name is Darshan Rauniyar and I am running for the United States Congress from Washington State’s 1st Congressional District in 2012. I would like to speak to you about my candidacy and my campaign plans. I seek your advice and plans to win this election and make history in this nation. It would be my honor if you could attend the conference call scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th at 9PM EST.

I have attached press release and appeal letter for your reference. Please visit to learn more about my candidacy.

Date:Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Start Time:09:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
End Time:12:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Dial-in Number:1-218-936-4700 (Midwest)
Participant Access Code:826519

Thank you.
Darshan Rauniyar.

Facebook: Darshan Rauniyar For Congress
Twitter: drauniyar

Updated July 15,2011

Press Release

International Nepali Literary Society Best Book Award 2011

On the behalf of 2011 INLS Award Committee, in this day of 13th July, 2011 on the occasion of 198th Bhanu Jayanti, I am pleased to announce INLS book awards given every two years. There were 72 entries and 4 awards are bagged by the writers in the diaspora, 12 from Nepal.

Books and Writers


Samkaleen Nepali Kavitaka Prabritti

Dr. Laxman Gautam

INLS Best Book Award US $1500 Cash, INLS Life Membership of US $100 and a Certificate


Smritima Bheemu

Bharati Gautam

Dr. Dilliram Timsina Memorial INLS Best Female Writer Award US $400 Cash and a Certificate



Buddhi P Subedi

Dr. Dilliram Timsina Memorial INLS Nava Pratibha Award US $310.00 Cash and a Certificate


Rato Ghaam

Narbahadur BC

INLS Geeti Kavita Award US $200 Cash and a Certificate



Devi Prasad Banwasi

INLS SARA Baal Award US $ 200.00 and a Certificate


Hazaar Barsha ko Nindra

Bhupin Byakul

INLS Rohini Sharma Award for the writer from Dhawalagiri US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Arjun Drishti

Rabindra Sameer

INLS Sheshraj Sharma Award for the writer from Lumbini US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate



Bharat Jangam

INLS Laxman Satyal Award for the writer from Bagmati US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Shabda Mrityu ra Sapna ko Hatya

Gyanu Adhikari Sindhu Gautam

INLS Govind Giri Prerana Award for the writer from Narayani US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Athens ko Jhari

Kedar Sunuwar “Sanket”

INLS Thakur Prasad Regmi Award for the writer from Janakpur US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Jivan Kanda Ki Phul

Jhamak Ghimire

INLS Chetnath Ghimire Award for the writer from Koshi US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Tapkiyera Anjulima

Uma Subedi

INLS Sita Pandey Award for the writer from Mechi US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Jhaskiyeko Sindur

Rambabu Subedi

INLS Dilliraman Sharma Aryal Award US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Gopichan Loknaatak

Kusumakar Neupane

INLS Ratan Jha Award for the writing in Ethnic Language of Nepal US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate


Bikrima yo Jindagi

Gobardhan Pooja

INLS Geeta Khatri Award for Nepali Gazals US $ 200.00 Cash and a Certificate

Diaspora Awards


For Research on Nepali Diaspora “Nepali Diaspora ra anya Samalochana”

Netra Atom

INLS Khemlal Harikala Lamichane Award US $ 500.00 Cash and a Certificate


Significant Contribution in Nepali Diaspora for the promotion of Nepali Language and Literature

Krishna Bajgain

INLS Nripdhoj Karki Nepali Literary Award US$500 and a Certificate


For Significant research on Nepali Language and Literature

Nepali Department, Tribhuwan University, Nepal

INLS NRN Diaspora Phool Kumari Mahato Memorial Award US $ 500 and a Certificate

I also want to thank all the members of the award committee, INLS executive, judges and everyone else who helped us through a rigorous process of judging these books.

-Suman R Timsina

Chair INLS Award Committee

July 13, 2011


Updated July 13, 2011

ANA Washington DC Conference Financial Report

उत्तर अमेरिका स्थित नेपालीहरुको छाता संस्था एसोसिएसन अफ नेपलिज् इन अमेरिकाज् (एएनए)को २९ औं सम्मेलन विविध प्रतिकूलताहरुको बावजूद पनि नाफमा सञ्चालन हुन सफल भएको छ । एएनएको इतिहासमै धेरै नयां र अविस्मरणीय कार्यक्रमहरु सम्पन्न गरेर वेग्लै पहिचान कायम गर्न सफल यो सम्मेलनले अमेरिका र क्यानडा स्थित सवै नेपालीहरुलाई एक भएर अगाडि बढ्नु पर्छ भन्ने सन्देश पनि दिएको छ ।

सम्मेलन तयारी समितिका आर्थिक संयोजक लक्ष्मण प्रधानले तयार पार्नु भएको घाटा नाफाको पछिल्लो रिपोर्ट अनुसार सम्मेलन आयोजक समितिको पूर्व अनुमानकै हाराहारीमा आर्थिक गतिविधि भएको छ । जसअनुसार आय तर्फ ९५ हजार एक सय १२ देखिएको छ भने व्यय ८४ हजार ८ सय ३० भएको छ । अघिल्ला सम्मेलनहरुको तुलनामा दर्ता गर्नेहरुको संख्या कम भएता पनि यस पटक कडा आर्थिक अनुशासन र खर्च कटौतिमा जोड दिइएकोले सम्मेलन मुनाफामा गएको कुरा आर्थिक संयोजक प्रधानले बताउनु भयो ।
जुलाई १, २ र ३ गरेर तीन दिन चलेको यस सम्मेलनमा पहिलो र दोस्रो दिन शुल्क सहित दर्ता गरिएको थियो भने तेस्रो दिनको लागि आतन्तुकहरुको विशेष अनुरोध र आय व्ययको मध्यावधि विश्लेषणको आधारमा दर्ता शुल्क हटाइएको थियो । दर्ता शुल्क हटाइएको कारण आइतबार बेलुकाको सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम र डिजे नाइटको टिकट शोल्ड आउट भएको र उक्त दिनका फोरमहरुमा पनि उल्लेख्य रुपमा सहभागिता बढेको थियो ।
आय तर्फ दर्ताको अलावा विज्ञापन, बुथ भेण्डर, सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम, ट्यालेण्ट शो, डिजे नाइट, फेशन शो, खेलकूद लगायत फोरम स्पन्सरबाट समेत उल्लेख्य सहयोग भएको थियो । सम्मेलन घाटामा जान सक्ने प्रसस्त संभावना भएकोले पटक पटक ब्यवस्थापनको स्वरुप (मोडेल) परिवर्तन गर्नु परेको कुरा पनि आर्थिक ब्यवस्थापक प्रधानले बताउनु भयो ।

यस सम्मेलनका कुनै पनि आयोजकहरुले होटेलको कोठा, कार्यक्रमहरुका टिकट, खाना खर्च, दर्ता शुल्क तथा सानातिना भैपरिआएका खर्चहरु आफैले व्यहोरेको र एएनएलाई आर्थिक भार हुनबाट जोगाएको कुरा सम्मेलन आयोजक हेमन्त श्रेष्ठले बताउनु भयो । सांस्कृतिक संयोजक सरोज खनालले आर्थिक मन्दी र स्वयं एएनएमा देखिएको असहमतिको अवस्थामा पनि आयोजकहरुको अनुरोध र कलाकारहरुको उपस्थितिलाई ध्यानमा राखेर कार्यक्रममा आएर सहयोग पु¥याउनु हुने सवै नेपाली दाजुभाई तथा दिदी बहिनीहरुलाई हार्दिक धन्यबाद दिनु भयो ।

आयोजक समितिले यस सम्मेलनमा घाटा भए आफूहरुले ब्यक्तिगत रुपमा व्यहोर्ने र नाफा भए सवै नाफालाई सामाजिक काममै खर्च गर्ने प्रतिवद्धता पहिले नै जारी गरिसकेको र सो अडानमा अझै पनि दृढ रहेको कुरा सवै आयोजकहरुले बताउनु भएको छ । आयोजक समितिले सवै सहभागीहरु, अतिथिहरु, संचार माध्यम, कलाकारहरु, स्वयंसेवकहरु, विज्ञापनदाताहरु, स्पोन्सरहरु तथा उपस्थित नभएर पनि सम्मेलनको सफलताको लागि प्रत्यक्ष परोक्ष रुपमा सहयोग पु¥याउनु हुने सवैलाई हार्दिक धन्यबाद ज्ञापन गरेको छ । सम्मेलनको हिसाव किताव पूर्ण रुपमा पारदर्शी गर्ने हेतुले आय व्ययको पूर्ण पाठ यसै साथ पिडिएफ फाइलमा समावेश गरिएको छ । आर्थिक हिसाव किताव संग सम्बन्धी कुनै पनि थप जानकारी चाहिएमा आर्थिक संयोजक लक्ष्मण प्रधानलाई फोन नं. ३०१ ८०१ ४४८४ मा सम्पर्क गर्न अनुरोध गरिएको छ ।

गुणराज लुइटेल,
संचार संयोजक

For the Financial Report in PDF and
More information, please visit DC Nepal

Updated July 11,2011

Blogger Kabita Pokharel and her friends are organizing charity cultural program to benefit CRCO-a non profit working with disadvantaged children. The program will be held at Aarohan Gurukul, Kathmandu on July 30,2011 at 3 PM.

For more information, please contact Kabita.

हामि साथिहरु सुनिता लामा, रोजिना ढकाल,नितु गौतम,इन्द्रवति श्रेष्ठ,पुष्पा सुनुबार,लाक्पाकान्छी शेर्पा,सुनिता श्रेष्ठ,कौशल्या महर्जन,सुनिता लामा,उमा थापा,दिपा गौतम,अर्चना शर्मा,सपना श्रेष्ठ,रमा रायमाझि र कबिता गुरागाई लगायत साथिहरुले आफुमा भएको प्रतिभा प्रस्तुत गरि कार्यक्रम माफर्त आफैले सहयोग गर्ने भएका छौ।आर सि सि ओ नेपाल नामक संस्था जसमा तिस जना बालबालिका आश्रीत छन ।उनिहरुकालागि पढाई खर्च ,खाना र अन्य आवश्यक चिजहरु जुटाउन हामिले यो च्यारिटि सो आयोजना गर्न लागेका हौ । उनिहरु यतिबेला साहै गारो अवस्थामा छन ।यसमा हामिलाई गायक सुगम पोखरेल, गायिका मल्लिका कार्कि ,आर पी भटराई लगायत अन्य कलाकारहरुले नि सुल्क सहयोग गर्नु हुने भएकोछ त्यसैगरि आरोहण गुरुकुलले हल उपलब्ध गराई दिनु भएको छ ,मिडिया पार्टनर उज्यालो ९० नेटवर्क ले गर्नु हुने छ ।यो कार्यक्रम श्रावण को १४ गते शनिवार दिउसो ३ बजे देखि ६बजे आरोहण गुरुकुलको सम हलमासम्म हुनेछ ।यस कार्यकक्रम लाई हेल्पीङ हाटर्स(सहयोगि मनहरु) नामक सामाजिक संस्थाले अन्य सबै कामहरुमा सहयोग गर्ने भएको छ ।

Updated July 10,2011

Rama Tiwari of Pilgrim Books Kathmandu and Varanasi will be at opening of The Nand Collection, exhibition of Himalayan art and antiques.

For more please visit NAND Collection

Updated July 7,2011

Dear Community Members Namaskar,

Nepal Educational and Cultural Center (NECC) has successfully conducted the Children Summer Camp 2011 on June 25 – 26, 2011 in Beallsville, Maryland. Renown children camp expert from Nepal Dr. Chintamani Yogi jee’s contribution was phenomenal to have the height of this successful camp. The main aim of the program was to educate our children about our motherland and staying –in-touch (preserve) with the Nepali culture, religion, and tradition to our future stars abroad. Over Seventy children were benefited from this camp. And the same number of parents, and NECC volunteers were participated the in the camp each day. Pictures will speak more than writings so please visit NECC website:

Children Camp was a big success in many ways. Every single parent and majority of the kids was very happy for this camp. They said they have learned a lot about Nepal and Nepali culture. They have appreciated to Guru jee for his excellent, impressive and efficient teaching style to them in a short period of time. They assured to participate in next time as well. Also, DC Nepali Kids Club (DCnKC) was proposed from the floor and Ram Chandra Kharel, Lekhnath Bhandari, & Lok Tiwari selected to coordinate such a club.

In addition, Dr. Yogi jee conducted Satsang in three different areas Gaithersburg, Arlington, and Silver Spring. The Satsang was very educational, effective, and impressive. It was organized by Makar/Bishnu Rayamajhi, Laxmi/Sangeeta Mishra, and Lok/Shanti Tiwari respectively. Moreover; many community members suggested conducting an adult camp with Yogi jee next year.

Ambassador Dr. Shankar Sharma and NECC vice chair Prem Sangraula presented a plaque and certificate to Spiritual speaker Dr. Yogi jee. Also, those children and teachers who participated in the camp received a certificate from Dr. Yogi in the ANA convention on July 2, 2011.

NECC would like to extend special thanks to Guru jee, all the sponsors, participants, and volunteers. It would not have been possible without their support, hard work, and dedication.

With Regards,
Khilendra Neupane
Nepal Educational and Cultural Center
Greater Washington DC metropolitan area

Updated July 5,2011

The Image Park announces enrollment for Digital Photography Workshop – IV.

In-demand The Image Park and Artudio is organizing this special workshop.

preferred : Digital SLR if not Digital Compact (Those who don’t own one ,a camera will be provided)

teaching faculty :
PRADEEP YONZAN\Senior fine art photographer
DEEPAK TOLANGE\Photojournalist from The Himalayan Times
SUMEET SHAKYA\Kathmandu Based photo instructor for The Asia! Mag, Singapore
MANOJ SHRESTHA\Accessories & Technology Specialist

timing : 6:30am – 8:30am on alternative basis (Mon-Wed-Fri) for 2 weeks with practical outdoor sessions on two Saturdays.

Topics Covered:
• How to choose a camera (differences between a point and shoot and an SLR)
• Lens suggestions for digital SLR cameras
• Learn the fundamentals of your camera (ISO, Shutter, Fstop,Light meter,focusing)
• How to turn off your flash and get better results
• Understanding light and using it effectively for better photos
• Posing techniques for children or adults
• Tips for getting the best images
• Time for Q&A

Taught session would also include

Venue : Artudio, Jyatha
Course Fee : Rs. 2,500/- Only

Only 12 Seats Available

For more details contact : 9841408425 / 9841240341
Email : ,

Updated July 28,2011

Director Jeffrey Dean Joseph Brown is scheduled do a casting call on “SOLD” the movie based on the award winning novel “SOLD” by Patricia McCormick.

Casting search is for 11-13 year old Nepali girl to play lead in the Feature Film.

1. Short Presentation during the Talent Show by Director Brown Friday July 1st evening.
2. Casting call (Audition) on Madison meeting room Saturday July 2nd afternoon.
This serious problem of trafficking of young girls should awaken all our minds to do all we can to stop. Learn more about it and participate in the casting call at the 29th ANA/ 1st FoANA Convention.
Check the for final updates on this.

Media Coordinator
29th ANA Convention, Washington DC, USA
TEL: 703-720-0360

Updated June 21, 2011

A conference on The Role of NGOs/INGOs in Developing Madhesh

14 & 15 November 2011 Kathmandu, Nepal

General Chair: Dr. C. K. Raut, Scientist, USA
PhD (Cambridge)

Organised by: Non-Resident Madheshis Association, USA

Supported by:

Nepal Madhesh Foundation (NEMAF), Nepal; Director: Tula Narayan Shah

Dalit Development Committee (DDC), Nepal; Chair: Narendra Paswan

Let’s Share Forum (LSF), Nepal; President: Mahesh Thapa
The conference will be investigating the roles, responsibilities and challenges of NGOs, INGOs, donor agencies and diplomatic missions in Nepal for developing Madhesh. Both the experts and NGOs/INGOs representatives will be brought together to extensively investigate the following areas in the context of Madhesh:

– Economy
– Health
– Education
– Social Issues
– Human Rights
– Agriculture
– Infrastructure
– Water and Sanitation
– Industry and Trade
– Human Resources
– Employment
– Migration
– Constitution
– Issues of Women and Children
– Issues of Dalits, Muslims and Indigenous People
– Cross-border Relations
– Laws and Justice
– Crimes
– Cultural and Political Issues
– Environment, Deforestation
– Natural Resources
– Aid Effectiveness
– Tourism
– Media


Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2011
Registration Deadline : October 31, 2011
Conference : 14 & 15 November, 2011


The objectives of the conference are:

  • to discuss the roles that NGOs/INGOs/donor agencies can play for developing Madhesh
  • to analyse the present condition of Madhesh and to recognise the areas where NGOs/INGOs/donor agencies have greater responsibilities
  • to find out what is working and what is not, and why
  • to analyse the current strategy of NGOs/INGOs/donor agencies
  • to find out the strategy through which NGOs/INGOs can make a greater impact
  • to analyse, appreciate and find ways to improve the working methodologies of NGOs/INGOs/donor agencies
  • to discuss the challenges that NGOs/INGOs face in Madhesh, and ways to deal with them
  • to increase the interaction between NGOs/INGOs and experts community for a greater feedback
  • to facilitate a greater collaboration among NGOs/INGOs


Venue: UNDP Centre for Constitutional Dialogue, Buddhanagar, Kathmandu, Nepal
(proposed venue – booking can be confirmed only in the first week of October)

First Day: 14th November 2011 Monday
8:00 am – 9:00 am : Registration
9:00 am – 12:00 pm : Welcome and Keynote Talk
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm : Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm : Experts Presentations

Second Day: 15th November 2011 Tuesday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm : NGOs/INGOs Presentation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm : Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm : NGOs/INGOs Presentation
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm : Tea Break
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm : Panel Discussion

On the first day, several in-depth papers from experts and intellectuals will be presented, discussing the roles, responsibilities and strategies of NGOs/INGOs, donor agencies and diplomatic missions in Nepal in creating a prosperous Madhesh. On the second day, NGOs/INGOs will be presenting their perspective on their roles, contributions, challenges and plans in Madhesh. They will be also sharing their field experiences from both the successful and not-so-successful projects in Madhesh. At the end, a panel discussion will be held, including both the experts and the representatives from NGOs/INGOs into the panel, which will place all the discussions into a wider perspective and conclude the findings.



The experts are requested to submit a full-length research paper focusing on the work of NGOs/INGOs in Madhesh in any of, but not limited to, the areas mentioned above. The paper should be investigative and well-researched with reliable data, analysis and references. The paper can be submitted in .doc or latex format. The papers will be published in the conference proceedings. On the day of the conference, the experts are required to present their papers using slides in .ppt or .pdf format. A time slot of 20 minutes – 40 minutes will be made available depending upon the depth and importance of the paper. All the experts will be required to submit their presentation slides too, by a stipulated deadline (by November 1st, 2011).

All expert papers are welcome by invitation only. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please contact at .

NGOs/INGOs/Donor Agencies

The NGOs/INGOs are not required to submit a research paper. Only a brief introduction of the NGO/INGO is required during the registration, which will be included in the conference proceedings.

A number of selected NGOs/INGOs will be making presentations in an allocated time-slot of 10-15 minutes for each NGO/INGO. The presentation should be in the form of a .pdf or .ppt file format. All the presentation slides will be published on the conference website. Please note that the final presentation should be made available to the session chair on the day of presentation before the beginning of the session, i.e. between 8:00 am to 9:00 am for the morning session and between 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for the afternoon session.

Due to the possibility of a large number of participating NGOs/INGOs, please note that not all of the NGOs/INGOs will be able to make presentations. The final selection shall be made by the conference organising committee, consulting the advisory board.

Conference Proceeding and Book

The conference proceeding will contain all the expert papers and introductions of all the participating NGOs/INGOs. After the conference, a book will be published for a wider global circulation, including all the research articles, and adding introduction and conclusion sections summarising the conference outcomes.


General Chair:

Dr. C. K. Raut, Scientist, USA
PhD (Cambridge)

Organised by:

Non-Resident Madheshis Association, USA: The Non-Resident Madheshis Association (NRM-A) is a non-profit organisation incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. It is a global umbrella organisation of Madheshis living abroad, to foster the identity and the awareness of the issues of Madhesh and Madheshis, and to promote the welfare of all Madheshis. The Non-Resident Madheshis Association has its representatives in North America, Africa and the Middle East, Australia, East and Central Asia, Europe, South Asia and Nepal, and has been representing the Madheshis worldwide, including at the United Nations meetings at New York Headquarter.

Supported by:

Nepal Madhesh Foundation (NEMAF), Nepal; Director: Tula N. Shah
Dalit Development Committee (DDC), Nepal; Chair: Narendra Paswan
Let’s Share Forum (LSF), Nepal; President: Mahesh Thapa

Conference Management Committee:

Dr. C. K. Raut, Scientist,, xxxxxxxxxx USA
Er. Deepak K. Sah, Engineer,, 9851050767 Nepal
Er. Dhupendra K. Jha, Engineer,, 9841280726 Nepal
Er. Dhirendra K. Sah, Engineer,, 9841329488 Nepal
Mr. Narendra Paswan, Social Worker,, 9841289544 Nepal

Supporting Committee:

Ajay Kumar Jha
Basant Kumar Kushwaha
Binita Kumari
Madhav Mishra
Mahesh Isher
Parameshwar Mahato
Pramod Thakur
Surendra Narayan Yadav


The seats are very limited, so please register as early as possible. The conference fee is as follows:

NGOs/INGOs/Donor Agencies: NRs. 3000
Invited Experts (accepted papers): WAIVED

The registration can be done by contacting one of the conference management committee members, or online at . Please note that the final registration shall be confirmed only upon the receipt of the fee and checking the availability of seats (please send a cheque only after getting an initial notification). You can pay the fee by contacting one of our conference management committee members or by sending an a/c payee cheque, payable to Mr. Deepak Kumar Sah, to the following address:

Conference Management Committee
GPO Box 8975, EPC 5488, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Alternatively, you can directly deposit the fee to the following account and send an e-deposit slip in mail:

Deepak Kumar Sah
SA No.: 30-0459852-01
Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited.
Branch: New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal


Conference Management Committee
GPO Box 8975, EPC 5488, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Updated June 6,2011

Image School is a common platform to groom, showcase talent and share experience for Nepalese in Nepal and around the world. It was established with the theme to bring in the hidden talent and in further days we will be doing that and promoting better quality photography in Nepal. We have helped, encouraged and promoted through our various activities such as :- Bi-monthly photo challenge, Open Photography Meetup, Photography Workshop, WE MAKE THE NATION- event.

Image School had announced 5th Photo Challenge (FLOWER) from 15th April. 2011 – 31st May 2011

And, once again around 300 photos were entered for 5th Photo Challenge: FLOWER. And, our selectors had quite a task ahead of them. After days of re-reviews, they were able to shortlist the entries to a total of 50 finalists !

Our prize categories:

1) “Jury Choice winners” to be selected through votes by the jury panel consisting of National and International Photographers.

2) “Best Female Participant” to be selected through a Special Female Jury, Neha Murteja – Feature Writer at Better Photography (India)

3) “Contemporary Photograph” to be selected through a Special Fine Art Photographer Jury, Pradeep Yonzon

4) “Most Popular Photograph” would be selected on the basis of highest SMS votes. And, we are proud to announce that Digitainment is our sms partner.
The winner would get FREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP from ImageSchool & Artudio plus gift hamper from Global Plus Pvt. Ltd.

SMS Voting Period
– 5th June 2011 – 12th June 2011.
Please type: IS4001,4002-4050 your choosen pic number and send to 5006 For more details check the picture pages.

So, we would like to encourage all the photo critics and photography interested people to sms and vote for the best photo.

For more details and information on ImageSchool logon to:

Updated May 31,2011

Bringing Home the Lost Children of Nepal

Despite the end of Nepal’s decade-long conflict in 2006, during which tens of thousands of children from small villages were trafficked into Kathmandu, the marketing and migration of children continues. In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children’s Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. While volunteering, Conor discovered the tragic, unthinkable stories of the “orphans” under his care and wrote Little Princes in response.

For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure became a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families, but this would be no small task. He would risk his life on a journey through the legendary mountains of Nepal, facing the dangers of a bloody civil war and a debilitating injury.
Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations.

Little Princes will be available for sale and signing.

Conor Grennan spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels, where he served as Deputy Director for the Security and Governance Program. Conor left EWI in 2004 to travel the world and volunteer in Nepal. He eventually returned to Nepal and founded Next Generation Nepal, an organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families and combating the root causes of child trafficking in rural villages in Nepal. Conor now serves on the Board of NGN together with his wife, Liz. NGN continues to impact lives torn apart by trafficking because of Grennan’s commitment to bring home the lost children of Nepal.

June 2nd
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Asia Society Washington
The Cinnabar Room
Whittemore House, 2nd Flr.
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

More Information
Phone: 202-833-ASIA (2742)

Updated May 23,2011

Nepal Education and Cultural Center (NECC) announcing a 2 days Children’s Summer Camp on June 25 and 26, 2011at its Beallsville property in Maryland. The Children’s Camp will be guided by famous spiritual Guru Dr. Chinta Mani Yogi fromNepal. His teachings in Texas and California in the last several years were highly successful and impressive. We would like to invite all children aged six to fifteen to participate in the Children’s Summer Camp. We have only 50 seats for the camp and registration/application will be entertained as first-come-first-serve basis. For registration and more information, please contact Loknath Tiwari and other volunteers in the contact list.

Program details:

  • Date: June 25 and 26, 2011
  • Time: 11:00 am to 4:00pm
  • Venue: 20520 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839
  • Registration fee: $10/per child (for 2 days)
  • Registration deadline: By 19th June, 2011 (if seats remain vacant)
  • Food: Lunch and snacks (free for all participants)
  • Certificate and gifts: to all participants at the end of the program
  • For Registration: please contact Loknath Tiwari 301-332-1427

Updated May 20,2011

Public Relations Committee of Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) is organizing a conference call with His Excellency Ambassador Madhuban Paudel ,Nepalese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Kuwait.

The theme of the session is:
“Labor Issues Nepalese face in the Middle East; the challenges and opportunities for the Nepalese in the Middle East”

Please join this talk session to get updates on our Nepalese brothers are sisters working in the Middle east via a conference call. The detail is below.

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time: 11.00 AM,United States Eastern Time
(06.00 PM Kuwait Time)

Venue: Conference Call

Phone: 2183392500
Passcode: 139004#

Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) is inviting articles for its upcoming newsletter, proposed to be published July 2011.

Considering the range of topics published in the past, the newsletter is a mature communications platform for students, professionals and practitioners to be heard and gain exposure by sharing researched topics and ideas that can be read by our global reader-base. However, please note that CANUSA is a non-political organization and its newsletter will not accept political articles about Nepal or any other country for that matter. Your understanding is appreciated in this regard.

Submissions can be made to The goal is to have all articles submitted electronically by Wednesday, June 1, 2011. An early submission is highly encouraged as it helps maintain our publication schedule.


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