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Annual ANMA /NASeA Student Writing Contest, 2016

The Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA) the Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) are announcing the annual student writing contest. The contest is open to all high school, middle school, and elementary school students living in North America.

The goal of this contest is to increase awareness of Nepali culture in order to preserve our culture and ultimately gain a better understanding of ourselves. We would like to invite all interested students to participate and play vital role in making our effort successful.

Listed below are brief details regarding the individual contest for high school, middle school and elementary school participants. For detailed information regarding guidelines, eligibility, submission date, judging committee, and judging criteria, please click on the corresponding URLs below.

(A) High School Contest

(B) Middle School Contest

(C) Elementary School Contest

Thank you

Dr. Sushama Pradhan
Committee Chair, Student Writing Contest
12th ANMA/NASeA joint convention, 2016

Sponsors:
High School Prize Sponsor :
Middle School Prize Sponsor : Dr. Sanjeeb Sapkota, and Sabina Sapkota, Lawrencvillle, Georgia
Elementary School Prize Sponsor : Mr. Rajendra Khatiwada and Ms. Nita Khatiwada, Georgetown, Kentucky

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Nepali New Year 2073 Celebration – नयाँ बर्ष २०७३ को हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना

Nepali New Year 2073 Celebrations in various parts of NASeA region:

ALABAMA
Madison, North Alabama: Saturday, April 16, 2016
“NANA celebrates Nepali New Year 2073 Picinic’ in Madison, Alabama organized by Nepalese Association in North Alabama (NANA) and Nepali community in AL.
For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/452348698291873/

Birmingham, Alabama: Saturday, April 16, 2016
“ALNA Bhanbhoj on Nepali New Year 2073” celebration in Alabama organized by Alabama Nepalese Association (ALNA). .
For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208049094037915&set=gm.1018834211487721&type=3&theater

FLORIDA
Gainesville, Florida: Saturday, April 16, 2016
United FNA-FANS in association with NSA @ University of Florida celebrates its Nepali New Year Picnic 2073 Program in Jacksonville, Florida.
For details please tour: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedFNAFANS/photos/a.406926899409651.1073741827.400428486726159/687940397974965/?type=3&theater

Miami, Florida: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Nepalese Student Association in Florida International University (NSA-FIU) together with Nepali Community in Miami celebrates and welcome Nepali New Year 2073 event in Miami, FL.
Stay tuned for detail information will be posted soon.

Orlando, Florida: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Nepali Community Center Orlando, Florida (NCCO) is organizing a picnic to welcome Nepali New Year 2073.
Venue: 3800 S Econlockhatchee Trial, Orlando, FL 32829
Time: 10-6 PM
For more information please contact:
NCCO President Dhan Thapa dhanthapa777@gmail.com

GEORGIA
Atlanta, Georgia: Saturday, April 16, 2016
“Happy Nepali New Year 2073 Celebration & AGM of NAG” Celebration in Georgia organized by Nepalese Association in Georgia (NAG)
For details please tour: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201787726730216&set=gm.1592674324383863&type=3&theater

LOUISIANA
Tickfaw State Park, LA: April 17, 2016
“Nepalese Student Association of Louisiana State University and Nepali Community in Louisiana are celebrating Nepali New Year 2073 Picnic’
Venue: Tickfaw State park, Louisiana.
Stay tuned for detail information will be posted soon.

MISSISSIPPI
Ridge land, MS: Saturday, April 16, 2016
“Nepalese communities in Jackson, Mississippi are celebrating Nepali New Year 2073 Picnic’
Venue: Ross Barnet Reservoir, South Park, Ridge land, MS
Time: 2-6 PM
For more information please contact: Dr. Khusi Ram Tiwari Tiwarikr@hotmail.com

NORTH CAROLINA
Cary, NC: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Nepali New Year 2073 celebration with Live Dance and DJ by Nepal Center of North Carolina (NCNC) and Nepali Community of NC. For details please check http://www.ncnepal.org/

Charlotte, NC: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Welcoming Nepali New Year 2073 celebration Picnic organized by Greater Charlotte Nepalese Association (GCNA)
For details please check: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10103653377055039&set=gm.1740886329481786&type=3&theater

SOUTH CAROLINA
Greer, SC: Saturday, April 9, 2016:
“Nepali New Year 2073 Picnic” South Carolina Association of Nepalese (SCAN) and Nepali Community in SC has already welcomed Nepali New Year 2073 by organizing picnic last week. For details please tour: http://www.evite.com/event/01756MISYBKLMI2HWEPF4MWRPL5XGM?gid=02DB4FAC25YYZM2UUEPF5PO5CK75AU&utm_campaign=view_invitation_button&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GUEST_INVITE_EVENT

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.
I urge all State/Student and community leaders to provide us with the information on Nepali New Year 2073 celebration and other activities in your region and we will update the April 2016 calendar accordingly. As always, thanks for your support.
Let us all welcome the Nepali New Year 2073 and together keep our Nepali American root values alive here in US far from our motherland Nepal.

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Requesting application for scholarship award for Eric Lu, and Chinese American Lions Club of Atlanta Scholarship managed by APAC-GA

Respected Parents/Students of Georgia, Greetings!

NASeA Youth Scholarship Ad-Hoc committee is requesting for application for annual APAC-GA scholarship awards. The committee will select one candidate to represent Nepali community from Georgia. Selected candidate’s essay will be submitted to APAC-GA to enter for scholarship program(s) as given below.

Please submit your application to NASeA Youth Scholarship Ad-Hoc committee via email at Scholarship@NASeAOnline.org by March 16, 2016 Midnight Eastern Time. Upon selection, you will be asked to fill in the final APAC-GA Application.

Scholarship Description & Rules:

  1. Applicants must be resident of Georgia (APAC decided to accept applicants only from Georgia this year) 
  2. Apply by submitting application Click here for Application
  3. Essay should follow Rubric Click here Rubric
  4. Applicants will be judged on their overall academic achievement, leadership qualities, extra-curricular involvement, community service, established essay grading rubric, and the following guideline set by APAC-GA.
  5. APAC-GA will be awarding two separate special scholarships of One Thousand Dollars each ($1,000.00) at APAC-GA’s 31st Annual Unity Gala on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
    • 2016 Eric Lu Scholarship
    •  2016 Chinese American Lions Club of Atlanta Scholarship
  6. These scholarships are meant to support the college education of deserving Asian American high school students who are about to graduate and enter college.
  7. All APAC-GA member scholarship winners in 2016 are eligible to apply for these two separate scholarship awards. Candidate must be physically present for the event to receive award.
  8. ESSAY must not exceed 500 words. There are two essays, one for each scholarship. Please write the essay for the scholarship(s) you are applying for. If you are applying for both, please write both essays and clearly indicate the start and finish for each separate essay.

Essay #1:  Eric Lu Scholarship Award

Essay Theme:  Jimmy Carter, our past president, dedicated his life by developing the Carter Center to advance human rights in order to develop greater unity in social interaction across the world. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, gave up 99% of his Facebook shares to charity. Rather than using that money to relish in worldly things, he’s putting aside luxury for the sake of others. Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, who pursued the prestigious career as a neurosurgeon, placed his life on hold for one year to serve the community as the International Lions Club President. Sacrifice is the willingness to put aside one’s own benefit for the greater good. Regardless of an individual’s ranking or social standing, these are countless prime examples of people sacrificing their needs for the sake of humanity.

Do you recall a time where you had to sacrifice something, and how have these sacrifices come to define you as an individual?

Essay #2: Chinese American Lions Club of Atlanta Scholarship Award

Essay Theme:  As a nation of immigrants offering opportunities  for anyone who is willing to work hard to achieve acceptance and success, what are your thoughts concerning providing safe haven for refugees from around the world who are seeking escape from danger and oppression?

NASeA Youth Scholarship Ad-Hoc committee Members/Judges:

      1. Manoj Jha, Ph.D. Chair, Academic and Professional Committee, NASeA
      2. Uttam Gaulee, Chair, Education and Entrepreneurship Committee, NASeA
      3. Dr. Niroj Basnet, Chair, Youth Empowerment Committee, NASeA
      4. Sushama Pradhan, Ph.D. President, Nepal Center of North Carolina (NCNC)
      5. Damu Dongol, President, NAG

Please spread the news and encourage your children to submit the application along with the supporting essay, and take an advantage of this college entering opportunity. Best of Luck!

With Respect,

Shailendra Bajracharya
Executive Vice President, NASeA
Project Lead, NASeA Youth Scholarship Ad-Hoc Committee

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International Women’s Day 2016

NASeA Women’s and Children Committee Proudly Celebrates
Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) Women and Children committee together with President Bimal Nepal, and officers invites all the respected women and community leaders and well wishers to participate in a special event organized to mark the International Women’s Day 2016 here in Atlanta, Georgia on March, 13, 2016.

March 8th Commemorates Women’s Rights and Peace

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March all over the world. The Women’s Day is also venerated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. Women from all continents were often segregated by linguistic, cultural, ethnic, financial and political distinctions. Women have started at least ten decades of struggle for social equality, social justice, peace and development. To mark this occasion NASeA for the first time celebrates International Women’s Day.
Come one, Come two, and Come all to join hands with women and together let us all celebrate the empowerment of women on the auspicious occasion of the International Women’s Day!

Highlights
Exciting International Cultural show and more…
Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Charlotte Hall Nash Gwinnett, Commission Chairman
Many more distinguished guests from all over US
Enjoy traditional Nepali Snacks (Momo and Sel Roti) and more…

FREE ENTRANCE
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Time: 6-9 PM
Venue:
Atlanta Event Hall 3750 Venture Dr. Duluth, GA 30096

Please check the attached flyer for more information and if you have any questions please call me at (404) 452-6088.
Finally, I kindly request you all to spread the news and encourage everyone to attend this important event and together let us welcome and celebrate International Women’s Day with our family and friends.

Sincerely,

Bidya Gurung

Chair, Women and Children committee,
Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)
http://www.naseaonline.org
(404) 452-6088

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