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Support earthquake relief in Nepal: Extending Helping Hands to Beloved Country Nepal

Nepalese community around the world is shocked to hear the natural disaster caused by recent earthquake in Nepal. Our heart and pray to all the family members who lost their loved ones during this tragic incidence and extend our best wishes and speedy recovery to all the injured and sympathy to all those who lost their property during this disaster. NASeA looks forward to welcoming all her partner organizations Presidents and Community leaders of this region to come together and extend our support to our beloved country Nepal and needy Nepali community facing this natural disaster. Our token of contribution will go a long way and kindly request all to be the part of this noble cause.

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Helpful information

1] Matching contribution

a)  Northrop Grumman is matching their employees’ contributions

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has created a $250,000 matching gifts program for Nepal that will match personal contributions of up to $5,000 per employee until the funds are exhausted.  Deadline for matching gifts is May 29, 2015.  Please note that the process is different for domestic and international employees.

b)   Facebook is matching contributions

https://www.facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport

c)  Paypal is donating 100% of your contributions [Not matching but not charging service fee]

Donation Via Paypal

2]  Did you know that you can call Nepal for free?

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32461019
Kantipur TV LiveCNN Nepal Earthquake-7-5-magnitude

 

Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepali nationals in the U.S.

Need associated tables/data for 2015 to generate scripts Let us all join a coalition of Nepali groups to support Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepali nationals in the U.S.

Respected International/National/Regional/ State/Student organizations Presidents/Community Leaders and the Nepalese Community of NASeA Region and beyond,  Respected Editors Online/TV/Print Media around the globe,

Greetings from NASeA! Nepalese community around the world is shocked to hear the natural disaster caused by resent  earthquake in Nepal. Our heart and pray to all the family members who lost their loved ones during this tragic incidence and extend our best wishes and speedy recovery to all the injured and sympathy to all those who lost their property during this disaster. On behalf of NASeA’s External Relations Committee together with President Dr. Ram Chandra Baral, EC members, I take this pleasure to request you all the respected International/National/Regional/State/Student organizations Presidents/Community Leaders to participate and join a coalition of Nepali groups to support Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepali nationals in the U.S. Please find the detail information below forwarded by Sonam Dolker Campaign Associate, Adhikaar and let us make our voice heard.

Here is the highlights of the announcement:

TPS is a form of humanitarian aid when an environmental disaster, including specifically an earthquake, has caused a substantial temporary disruption of living conditions. TPS for Nepal would ensure that Nepalis in the U.S. would be protected from deportation and granted work authorization to enable them to continue working and send remittances to Nepal. It could also open up avenues to being able to apply for advance parole which would allow individuals with non-permanent status to travel to Nepal and come back. For a more detailed explanation of TPS and how it will benefit Nepalis, please here to see this fact sheet .

We have four things to ask of you:

1. In order to get the Department of Homeland Security and the White House to grant Nepal TPS, they need to hear from community leaders like you. We have drafted a sign-on letter to collect organizational support. If you would like to support this letter to the Department of Homeland Security, please fill out this form.

2. Let the Nepali Embassy know that you and your community support TPS and want the Embassy to request TPS for Nepal. Please use this sample letter to write your own support letter to the Nepali embassy and email it to info@nepalembassyusa.org. The email should be addressed to Narayan Prasad Mainali.

3. Please sign this White House petition to support TPS for Nepal. We have 30 days to collect 100,000 signatures to get a response from the White House. Please share within your networks and make sure to sign it yourself.

4. And last but not least, please contact your U.S. Representative! We will not be able to win TPS for our Nepali sisters and brothers without YOUR support, and you can make your voice heard by calling your Representative and ask them to support TPS for the Nepali community.

We need to rally together and show the Nepali community’s support for TPS so that the Embassy will make it a priority. We must move fast to help those Nepalis who having pending US visas, and support our country and its people in this time of need.

Please contact Mr. Sonam Dolkar  at sonam@adhikaar.org if you have additional questions.

With this note, I kindly request you all to spread the news immediately and let us expedite our support to validate the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepali nationals in the U.S.

Always for the community,

With Respect,

Bimal Nepal

Executive Vice President, NASeA

Chair, External Relations Committee, NASeA

5K/2K Run/Walk for a Cause for Nepal Earthquake Awareness Campaign on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 @ 8 AM

5K/2K Run/Walk for a Cause for Nepal Earthquake Awareness Campaign on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 @ 8 AM
from 
Nepalese Association of Georgia (NAG) President Damu Dongol’s pen…………….

Dear Respected Community Members,

Namaste!

On this coming Sunday, May 17, 2015 Nepalese Association of Georgia along with her dedicated volunteers have organized the 5K/2K Run/Walk for a Cause for Nepal Earthquake Awareness Campaign. As of today (May 16, 2015), 118 people have already signed up for the event and the list is getting longer.  Please join us with your friends and family to be with the support of people like you, and together we hope the physical and emotional recovery begins with the start of Run/Walk for a Cause event.

WHEN: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
TIME: 8:00 – 10:00 am (Race starts at 8:30 am sharp)
WHERE: Brook Run Park 4770 North Peach tree Road, Dun-woody, GA 30346
ADMISSION FEE with T Shirt: $10 Adults, $5 Youth under 13 yrs.

Please help us expedite registration process by filling in attached Participant Waiver Form. The waiver form is required for all participants (adults and minor), and we hope to make your registration experience a remarkable. Brook Run Park opens at 7:00 AM, please plan to be in park as early as you can for a swift registration by 8:00 AM.

With Respect,
Damu Dongol
President, Nepalese Association of Georgia


Meet and Greet the New Ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America Honorable Dr. Arjun Karki

The Public Relations Committee of

Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

Extends a cordial invitation to the interactive program with:

His Excellency Ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America Dr. Arjun Karki

 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM EST

Conference Call Phone No. (605) 562-0020; ID: 122-152-689.

 

Theme:     Meet and Greet the New Ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America Honorable Dr. Arjun Karki

Dr. Arjun Karki is the new Ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America. He is a globally recognized personality in the area of international diplomacy, and also brings substantial expertise in running a non-governmental organization in Nepal. His detailed CV can be viewed at www.arjunkarki.org. His credentials are impeccable with over 20 years of experience in international relations, international diplomacy, international negotiations, conflict mediation, peace-building as well as development co-operation at the local, national, regional and global levels. He has undertaken the International Diplomacy and Leadership Training from Harvard Law School, USA; the International Diplomacy and Diplomatic Protocol Management Training from EUROPROTOCOL, UK and the International Negotiations: Practical Skills and Techniques Training Course from The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Dr. Karki held the position of International Co-ordinator of LDC Watch that is legally based in Brussels, Belgium with the international headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal. He coordinated the organization and mobilization of the LDC Watch civil society policy advocacy and campaigns in the 48 UN-defined least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa, Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific. His work entailed well-established collaborative relationships with the UN system; the European Union viz. Council of Ministers, European Parliament, European Commission; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the African Union (AU); the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Pacific Islands Forum.

Dr. Karki was actively engaged in Nepal’s democracy movement in 1990 having been rooted in student activism during the preceding Panchayat era. Throughout the Maoist conflict (1996-2006), he was intensively involved in conflict mediation, conflict transformation and in defending the development space as the President of NGO Federation of Nepal, the Regional Co-ordinator of the South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) while also heading Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN). He played a noted role as a human rights defender at the national and international levels – especially at the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) – during the ‘direct royal regime’ in 2005 and subsequent second democracy movement or Jana Andolan II in April 2006.

Dr. Karki received his PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, UK and worked as an International Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. He has extensively published in many reputed international journals and has served a reviewer for the Oxford University Press and SAGE Publications.

Please do not miss out this important interactive session with Dr. Karki. Following his talk, he will take questions, and will also update us about the recent catastrophic event in our motherland. 

 

Moderator: Nar Kaji Gurung, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAN Associate Professor of Animal Sciences at Tuskegee University, Alabama and

Chair, Public Relations Committee, NASeA

Phone: 334-727-8457;        Email: nkgurung2002@yahoo.ca

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