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1. Gobinda Shrestha
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2. Bala Ghimire
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5. Dr. Tilak Shrestha
Lots and lots of Greetings on the occasion of upcoming, Dipawali –Tihar Festival!!!
Our major festival, Bada Dashain has just left with great joy around the globe wherever our community lives and thrives. And now we are in Dipawali festivity mood! As in previous years, this year also we are planning to come to your door to bless you and your family with pure quality Entertainment Deusi–Bhailo program.
And also this is our effort to promote our rich culture, preserve our Language, heritage, traditions and pass it to our next generation. So, we need your help by being a host family, participating in Deusire team and by promoting this program within your friends and families. We have already started to make phone calls to ask for your support.
Also would like to inform you that proceeds we collect from your generous contribution called “Dakshina”, we always invest 100% (One hundred percent) into the programs where our overall community benefits.
In last five or more years, we have supported “Atlanta Nepali School” and the School is in good shape financially. You can find that information at NASeA INFO, FINANCIAL REPORTS Section. And thank you all for that!
This year we will be playing for two causes: One is to promote Sports in our community, and second one is to support our Nepali Sister waiting for Lung Transplant in New York, USA.
Again, Happy, Happy Dipawali!
And all best wishes of 2013 Deeusire Team…………………..
Please contact Tara Pun by phone @ 404-805-4243 or by e-mail: email@example.com
And Be- part- of- it & be- proud- of- it!
“Tentative Schedule: Saturday, Nov. 2nd – Tuesday, Nov. 5th”
By Tilak B. Shrestha, Ph.D.
We Nepalese have many festivals to enjoy. Among them ‘Dasain’ is the biggest and the most important festival. It is also called ‘Dashahara’ and ‘Mohani.’ The festival is about honoring and worshipping Mother Goddess of Protection, known with many names like: Durga, Bhavani or Bhagawati. She is shown riding a tiger, a symbol of fearlessness and strength. Children get new clothes, good food, blessings and gifts from seniors. Houses and weapons are cleaned. People travel back to their homes and villages, swing in the bamboo ‘pings’ and fly kites. There is festivity all around for two weeks.
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We Nepalese have many festivals to enjoy. ‘Tihar’ is one of the biggest and enjoyable festivals. It is also called ‘Swonti’, ‘Deepawali’, ‘Deewali’ or the Festival of Light. The festival is mainly about honoring and worshipping Mother Lakshmi, Goddess of Sustenance, Prosperity, Good fortune and Spirituality. The festival is also associated with other celebrations including ‘Mha puja – self celebration’ and ‘Celebrating brothers.’ Mother Goddess Lakshmi is shown sitting on the Lotus flower, a symbol of purity, happiness and prosperity. Lotus flowers grow out of mud, yet remain pure and beautiful. Children get all kinds of sweets, fruits and blessings from seniors. Houses are cleaned and in the evening candles \ diyo \ pala are lit in windows and doors. Houses, neighborhoods and villages all are bright with lights to welcome Mother Goddess Lakhsmi. The season is mild, harvest is just in, and people are in jovial mood.
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Saturday, October 26th 2013
on 10th street between Charles Allen drive, and Monroe Street
Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) proudly announces to be the part of Atlanta Kite Festival and Expo 2013 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday October 26th 2013. NASeA, in support of Nepalese Association of Georgia (NAG), is going above and beyond in promoting Nepalese rich culture, traditions, values to the non Nepalese community of Atlanta.
The Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo was established to fill a void and to encourage the social and recreational partnering of the citizens of the city. As conceived by its originator, Joe Rowell, the festival was built on the premise of “cultural awareness and community building”. The Festival will use the common bond of kite flying and food exploration to bring people together and to discover their common bonds.
The Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo was born out of a desire to recreate some of the nostalgia that is familiar with growing up in a city that welcomes cultural diversity. For more http://atlantaworldkitefestival.com
- The Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo’s mission is to provide an opportunity to celebrate the many cultures of metropolitan Atlanta by bringing together families, food, entertainment, and kite flying.
- Promote Nepalese Kite flying tradition amongst broader diaspora with similar spirit and culture
- Celebrate great festival of ‘Bada Dashain’
- Educate children about tradition of kite flying during ‘Dashain’ festival
- Bring harmony between Nepalese community and beyond
- Teach individuals the art of kite flying
- Highlight the importance of family culture
- Promote outdoor activities
- Promote understanding and friendship between people
- Create environmental awareness
- Promote world peace
- Kite Flying
- Interactive Kite Session/Demonstration
- Arts and Crafts
- Kids Fun Zone
- Opportunity to see various kinds of kites from all over the places, and ethnic background
- Opportunity to learn about Kites and their value in different culture
- Taking place in heart of Atlanta City where you can enjoy fantastic view of downtown Atlanta.
- Play zone for Kids
- Live Music Performances
- Food Vendors
- Kites for Sale
Please join this event with your family and together we will best represent our culture, tradition and most important of all introduce Nepalese American to non-Nepalese community here in Atlanta and surrounding.
Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta. The park is open daily from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm.
Projected Attendance The anticipated attendance of 750+ attendees will consist of families from in and around the metropolitan Atlanta area.
This event is free to the general public courtesy of corporate sponsors, affiliates and vendors. Sustaining the Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo and maintaining high levels of quality and diverse event offerings that are mostly free to the public is a testament to how much Atlanta loves kites and values community.
The following park entrances are wheelchair accessible: 12th Street Gate; 14th Street Gate; Charles Allen Drive Gate; Park Drive. In addition, the following buildings and areas are disabled-accessible: Piedmont Park Conservancy Offices; Magnolia Hall; Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center; Visitors Center; Tennis Center and Oak Hill.
Parking in and around the park is very limited. Park visitors are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation. If you drive, you may wish to download our map showing the route to the new SAGE Parking Facility.Get directions to Piedmont Park.
The SAGE Parking Facility is now open and the surface lot at Piedmont Park has been returned to green space. The parking facility is operated by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is available for visitors to Piedmont Park and the Garden.
Daily parking rates are:
Drop-off period (0 – 30 minutes) no charge
Each additional 30 minutes $ 1.00
Maximum daily rate $15.00
The nearest MARTA stations are Midtown and Arts Center, both located just a few blocks from the Park.Upon exiting the Midtown Station, take 10th Street towards Peachtree Street and continue on 10th until you reach Piedmont Avenue. Turn left on Piedmont Avenue and walk two blocks to the 12th and 14th Street gates of Piedmont Park. (or you can continue walking on 10th Street and the park will soon be on your left side).
Exit the Arts Center Station heading south on West Peachtree street for one block. Head east (go left) on 14th Street for three blocks until you reach the 14th Street entrance to the Park.
For additional information visit www.itsmarta.com or call MARTA at 404.848.5000.
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By Bike/on Foot
Park entrances open to pedestrians and cyclists include:
• Park Drive Bridge (access Park Drive from Monroe Drive)
• 10th Street & Charles Allen (park runs along 10th Street from just west of Monroe Drive on 10th Street to a block short of Piedmont Avenue & 10th Street)
• Piedmont Avenue & 12th Street
• Piedmont Avenue & 14th Street