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Move on from darkness to light! – Talk Session with Buna Dahal on Sept 30 at 11am EST

The Public Relations Committee of Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)
Would like to invite you All to the September 30, 2012 Talk Session over the phone (Free Conference Call)

On the topic:

Move on from darkness to light!

Date: Sunday, Sept 30, 2012

Time: 11 AM Eastern Time
Venue: Conference Call

Conference Phone: 218-339-2500
Pass Code:139004#

Please do not miss out this important interactive session with Buna Dahal. Following this talk, we will take questions.

You can also e-mail your questions prior to the talk session to NASeA Public Relations Committee Chairperson, Dr. Ram C. Baral, at dr.ram.baral@gmail.com.

Buna Dahal, the Nepalese Helen Keller, has been transforming lives of many for 21 years.

Watch Buna’s Interview with Tom Mustin on CBS Channel 4 News below:

http://www.bunadahal.com/bio.html

Successful executives have applied her strategies toward personal and career growth. Fortune 50 mindsets come from discipline, drive, and detachment. Applying self with an open hand and a quiet heart is true leadership. Buna Dahal will guide you to realize your aspirations.

The historic picture of employment for the blind and visually impaired was more akin to parking a human mind than to empowering an individual to achieve their career goals. For seven consecutive years Buna Dahal –the employment specialist at the Colorado Center for the Blind– placed 85% of her clients in rewarding positions through the competitive job market. They are working, paying taxes, and climbing according to their own merit.

A child born blind in Nepal soon encounters the boundaries of low expectations. This precocious child, Buna at age five, pushed against those boundaries and lead her own parents to the doorstep of the Provincial School for the Blind in Dharan. Thus initiating a personal trajectory that found her in the United States as a scholarship student at the Overbrook International school at age 18, Columbia College in Chicago at 26, invited to present an empowering speech at the United Nations in March 2007, and Regis University School of Professional Studies earning her Masters just before her 38th birthday.

At an early age Buna realized that she had a dream… not just to survive but to live. She had a desire to spread her wings because she knew there is much more in life than just existing. Today Buna Dahal lives her life with confidence and ambition by inspiring others across the globe.

Visit her blog where she speaks and writes about noble leadership, carving out your profession, unraveling boundaries, and the American Spirit.

Leadership Highlights:

VSA Colorado, Board of Directors, 2011
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, Secretary, 2009 – Present
Meeting The Challenge, Inc. Rocky Mountain ADA Center, Leadership Network, 2009 – Present
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, Scholarship Committee, Chairperson, 2009 – Present
Blind Corps, Board of Directors, 2008 – present
Colorado Center for the Blind, Board of Directors, 2008 – present
Littleton Immigrant Integration Initiative (LI3), Board of Directors, 2004 – present
National Federation of the Blind, National Employment Committee, Chairperson, 2005 – 2010
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, Board Member, 2008 – 2009
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, Scholarship Committee, Member, 2005 – 2007
National Federation of the Blind, Denver Chapter, First Vice President, 2006 – 2007
National Federation of the Blind, Denver Chapter, Secretary, 2003 – 2006
National Federation of the Blind, National Employment Committee, Member, 2001 – 2005
National Association of Blind Students, First Vice President, 1996 – 1997
Illinois Association of Blind Students, President, 1996 – 1997
Phi Theta Kappa International, Phi Beta Chapter, Public Relations Secretary, 1995 – 1996
Illinois Association of Blind Students, First Vice President, 1995 – 1996
National Association of Blind Students, Second Vice President, 1995 – 1996
Illinois Association of Blind Students, Treasurer, 1994 – 1995
Honors and Awards:

Recipient of the 2010 David M. Clarke, S.J. Innovative Leadership Award, Regis University School of Professional Studies
National Federation of the Blind, tenBroek Fellow Scholarship, 2008
Colorado Center for the Blind, 20 Who Have Lead The Way (Leadership Award), 2008
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, State Scholarship, 2008
City of Littleton in Colorado, National Library of the Month celebration, Community Leader for promoting literacy, 2004
City of Littleton, “Guest Citizen” Award, 2004
Columbia College Chicago, Hermann Conaway Scholastic Award, 1997
Columbia College Chicago, Transfer Student Scholarship, 1996
Phi Theta Kappa International, Orlowski Candidate Award, 1996
Blind Services Association, Education Award, 1993 – 1996
National Federation of the Blind, National Scholarship, 1995
Phi Theta Kappa International, Illinois chapter, Regional Distinguished Leader of the Year Award, 1995
Selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, 1995
National Federation of the Blind of Illinois, State Scholarship, 1994
Nominated to Phi Theta Kappa International, 1994
Overbrook International, Study Abroad Scholarship, 1990 – 1991

Moderator
Ram C. Baral, Ph.D
Professor of Psychology
Benedict College and
Southern Wesleyan University
and
Chair
Public Relationships Committee
Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

1) Senior Chair/Co-Chair: Mr. Raja Ghale (Ex-President of NASeA), GA

2) Senior Chair/Co-Chair: Dr. Dharmendra Dhakal, TN, (Ex-President of NASEA)

3) Co-Chair: Dr. Tilak Shrestha, AL

4) Co-Chair: Mr. Tara Pun
5) Co-Chair: Dr. Shankar Parajuli, SC

Members: 6) Dr. Archana Pandey, NC,

7) Dr. Bishwa Adhikari, GA/Canada,

8 ) George Thomas, MO,

9) Dr. Nita Thapa, SC

10) Dr. Piyush Upadhyay, SC
11) Mrs. Dina Khaniya, SC
12) Dr. Samar Paija Magar, SC
13) Mr. Satish Gupta, SC/NC
14) Mr. Manish Shakya (SCAN President)
15) Dr. Remanta K.C.,
16) Shakti Aryal, MS

17) Mr. Chester Reynolds, TN

18) Mr. Francis Harper, AR

19) Dr. Gail Triff, FL

20) Mr. Madhab Mainali, AL

21) Dr. Archana Kattel, President FNA

22) Dr. Khusi Ram Tiwari, FL

23) Member: Hari Bhandari, GA

24) Cathy Sharma, LA

25) Mr. Dipendra Lamichhane, NC

26) Nabin Pariyar, KY

http://www.naseaonline.org