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Mission Statement

To promote Nepalese culture and values.
To advocate for human rights, freedom and peace.
To serve fellow human beings.

विजया दशमी २०७१को मंगलमय शुभकामना !!

Announcement: Let us all be the part  of States/Students and Community organizations Dashain 2071 in NASeA region.


या देवी सर्वभुतेषु शक्तिरूपेणसंस्थितानमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यैनमो: नम:”!

विजया दशमी २०७१को मंगलमय शुभकामना !!


Respected Nepalese Community in NASeA Region and Beyond!

Happy Bijaya Dashami 2071!

On behalf of External Relations Committee of Nepalese Associations of Southeast America (NASeA) together with NASeA’s President Dr. Ram Chandra Baral, EC members, all Former Presidents and Advisors and well-wishers of NASeA, please join me extending you all good health and prosperous family life ahead during the auspicious occasion of Bijaya Dashami 2071

During this special occasion, let us all meet, greet and celebrate Dashain 2071 keeping our rich traditional alive here in the US far from our motherland Nepal. NASeA External Relations Committee proudly circulates the announcement of various State/Student and Community organizations Dashain 2071 events to be held in various cities and states of our region.

NASeA’s October Calendar of Bijaya Dashami 2071 Events:

September 27, Saturday:

- Tampa, Florida:  Dashain Celebration organized by NeSA @ USF together with Nepalese community in Tampa, Florida.

September 28, Sunday:

- North Carolina:  Bada Dashain Celebration organized by Triad Nepalese Cultural Center, (TNCC), North Carolina.


For details please visit

- Orlando, Florida:  Dashain Celebration Program organized by Nepali Community Center (NCCO), Orlando, Florida. Contact Person: Krishna Pokhrel 407 488-8292 & Hari Pradhan 407 770-9292


October 03, Friday:

- Miami, Florida: Dashain Celebration at FIU organized NSA@FIU, Miami, Florida and the Nepalese Community. 

October 04, Saturday:

- Huntsville, Alabama: Dashain Celebration organized by NANA-North Alabama Nepalese Association, Huntsville, Alabama.


October 05, Sunday:

- South Carolina: Dashain Celebration Picnic organized by South Carolina Association of Nepalese (SCAN)


October 11, Saturday:

- Atlanta, Georgia HAPPY DASHAIN & TIHAR” Celebration in Georgia organized by Nepalese Association in Georgia (NAG)

- North Carolina: Dashain/Tihar Celebration 2071 organized by Nepal Center of North Carolina (NCNC). For details please check

- Nashville, Tennessee: Dashain Celebration in Tennessee organized by Nashville Nepalese Association (NNA)

- West Palm Beach, Florida: Dashain Celebration2071 organized by Nepalese Community of WPB,Fl. Contact Person: Ram Thapa @ 561 313-9721

October 18, Saturday:

- Jacksonville, Florida: United FNA-FANS in association with United FNA-FANS Jacksonville Chapter celebrates its Annual Florida State Dashain Program in Jacksonville, Florida. 

NAseA proudly shares her service towards the community. With our effective communication and active partnership with all our State/Student and community organizations we will give consistency to our mission in best serving our community of this region and together we will learn our best practices and moving forward build a strong networking always placing the American Nepalese community first.

With this note, I request all Respected State/Student and community leaders to provide us the information of Dashain 2014 celebration and other activities in your region and we will update the October calendar accordingly. As always, thanks for your support.

Let us all be together in celebrating Happy Bijaya Dashami 2014 and as always Goddess Durga Bhawani Bless us all!

Always for the community,


Bimal Nepal
Executive Vice President, NASeA
Chair, External Relations Committee, NASeA

Nepal’s Pride: Lord Buddha and Mt. Everest

NASeA’s Monthly Talk Session over the phone with Dr. Murari Suvedi


NASeA’s Monthly Talk Session over the phone with Dr. Murari Suvedi

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time: 11 AM Eastern Time 
Venue: Conference Call
 Code:  139004#

The Public Relations Committee of Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) Extends a cordial invitation to the Sunday, September 28, 2014 Monthly Talk Session over the phone (Free Conference Call) 
 with Dr. Murari Suvedi
Professor at Michigan State University and Senior Associate to the Dean
The theme of this month’s talk session is:
How can we help the people of Nepal through Impactful Projects?
Dr. Murari Suvedi, Professor, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University
Dr. Suvedi has been on the faculty of Michigan State University since 1990. His responsibilities include teaching, research, extension and international development. He provides leadership in building evaluation capacity in agriculture, environment and natural resources management. He teaches a senior level course on program development and evaluation and a graduate course on program evaluation in agriculture and natural resources. His research focus is on program evaluation and rural development. He is the lead PI for impact evaluation and local evaluation capacity building project funded by the USAID/Cambodia’s Feed the Future initiative. His on-going evaluation projects include student assessment of College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and off-season vegetable production for income generation in the hills of Nepal.
He is actively engaged in international education and development. He served as Assistant Dean of International Studies and Programs at MSU during 2001-2004. He now serves as the point-person for the MSU-Tokyo University of Agriculture partnership program. He developed and coordinated Michigan State University’s semester-long study abroad for undergraduate students in Nepal (1997-2001) and Thailand (2002-2011); served as Fulbright Senior U.S. Scholar to Nepal and Fulbright Senior Specialist to Cambodia and Nepal; and offered evaluation workshops to rural development and agricultural extension professionals in Mexico, Nepal, India, Ecuador, Guatemala and East Timor. He served as evaluation consultant to FAO of the United Nations and Ministry of Agriculture, Mexico to evaluate the Alliance for the Countryside (Alianza para el Campo), Mexico.
He provided leadership in securing funding and coordinating the implementation of the following education/development projects in Nepal:
  1. Elementary school near Pokhara – Sri Kalika Elementary school—funded through Empower Nepal Foundation
  2. Construction of Drinking Water Supply for Hamsapur Village, Kaski—funded through Rotary Club of Traverse City and Rotary International
  3. Developing Green Space Park at P.N. Campus, Pokhara—funded by UNDP Global Environment Fund
  4. Establishing Science Lab and Computer Lab with Internet access at Ramkot Higher Secondary school, Kaski
  5. Construction of new Higher Secondary School complex and Community Education Center, Kaski funded through Empower Nepal Foundation
  6. Off-season vegetable production demonstration and scaling-up in Hamsapur– funded USAID/MEAS and MSU
  7. Fulbright-Hays Group projects to Nepal, 2003, funded by U.S. Department of Education – focus on rivers, environments and cultures
  8. Fulbright-Hays Group Project to Nepal, 2009 funded by U.S. Department of Education—focus on contemporary development
  9. Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2003. Institute of Forestry, Pokhara – research methodology course
  10. Fulbright Senior Scholar, 2006/07, TU Kirtipur Campus and P.N. Campus, Pokhara – teaching research methods
  11. Implemented “agricultural education in the village” project to demonstrate improved farming practices in Hamsapur VDC, Kaski in collaboration with Tokyo University of Agriculture
  12. Conducted institutional assessment for the Feed the Future initiative in Nepal through USAID/MSU Food Security project
  13. Conducted an assessment of agricultural extension in Nepal through USAID/MEAS project 
  14. Training of senior agricultural development officials on demand-driven, pluralistic, and participatory agricultural extension in Nepal through USAID/MEAS project
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 11 AM Eastern Time 
Venue: Conference Call
 Code:  139004#
Please do not miss out this important interactive session with Dr. Murari Suvedi. Following his talk, he will take questions.  
Nar Kaji Gurung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Animal Sciences at Tuskegee University, Alabama and Chair
Public Relations Committee
Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

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ANMA – NASeA Joint convention 2014
Denver Colorado
August 29-31, 2014

ANMA – NASeA Joint convention is only few months away.
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TEEJ celebration in NCNC Community

Dear Community Members:

To appreciate your consistent support to NCNC, we are very pleased to announce this year’s TEEJ celebration with TEEJ QUEEN-Ms. Sunita Dulal on August 30 at Hindu Temple, Morrisville for FREE. NCNC BOD and advisors worked hard for you to negotiate with several sponsors to bring this show for free (In average Sunita Dulal’s show cost about $30 - $35 per person in other states). We have worked with our own Kabab and Curry to supply delicious food during the program. A variety of food with different menu options will be available for you to buy.

This show is absolutely FREE only to NCNC, HSNC and ICMDS members.

NCNC Members: Please contact NCNC BOD and secure your free pass.

Non-Members: Please obtain your NCNC membership as soon as possible and ask for your free pass .

Cultural Committee coordinator Sujata Dhungel is working closely with Sunita Dulal to bring you an exemplary program. She is in the process of forming several local dance groups to support Sunita. Please contact Sujata at for further details.


Stay tuned for future updates.


Batu Sharma
Executive General Secretary

Nepal Center of North Carolina