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Interaction with Kanak Mani Dixit via conference call and Facebook Live

Dear Respected Nepali Community,
You are cordially invited to this important interaction program with Kanak Mani Dixit, a renowned intellectual,
journalist, civic activist, and social worker from Nepal.

Please Join Conference Call and Facebook Live

Facebook Live: Kanak Mani Dixit, Bishwa Subba

Date: 05/07/2017 (Sun)
Time: (8:00-9:30) pm EST

Conf. Call Dial: (712) 432-0385

Conf. Call PIN: 139004


Moderator:
Shailendra Bajracharya (Executive Vice President, NASeA)

Agenda:

  • Opening remark from Bimal Nepal, NASeA President
  • Interaction Topics
    1. Social Works: Spinal Injury Rehab Center  (SIRC) & New Sajha Yatayat,
    2. Civic Society: Pillar of Justice, Democracy and Rule of Law,
    3. Intellectual Journalism: Its Role for Sociopolitical  Development
    4. Culture and Arts: FSA and KIMFF
  • Closing Remark from Mohan Timilsina, NRN GA Chapter president

 

Organized by:
(1) External Relation Committee, Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)
(2) NRN USA Georgia Chapter

Kanak_ManiKanak Mani Dixit was born on January 27, 1956 in Lalitpur. He is a renowned Nepali intellectual, journalist, civic activist, social worker, and environmentalist.

As an intellectual journalist, he founded the bimonthly magazine Himal in 1987 which subsequently became Himal Southasian and also co-founded Himalmedia. As a civic activist, he played a prominent role in mobilizing Civic Society during the initial days of Jana-andolan III to bring back democracy to Nepal.

As a social worker, he founded Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Center (SIRC) at Dhulikhel, Nepal, the first of its kind in Nepal. And, he gave rebirth to the long defunct Sajha Yatayat in a new form – an eco-friendly sustainable business model.

As a culturalist, he founded Film South Asia (FSA), an annual film festival of documentary films from South Asia. Plus, he also has a key role in supporting popular Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), an annual festival of mountain life documentaries from around the world.

Mr. Dixit studied at the Tri Chandra College in Kathmandu and obtained there his Bachelor of Arts in 1975. He studied at the University of Delhi, where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws. Afterwards he studied at the Columbia University, where he obtained two Master’s degrees, one in 1981 in International Relations and one year later one in Journalism. He worked for eight years from 1982 until 1990 at the secretariat of the United Nations in New York City. He was honored with a Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands in 2009.

Thank you and regards,

Shailendra Bajracharya
Executive VP, NASeA
Chair, External Relation Committee

Bishwaman Angdembe, (503) 851-4615
VP, NRN Georgia Chapter

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_______ नयाँ बर्ष २०७४ को हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना !! _______

“सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिन:, सर्वे सन्तु निरामया, सर्वे भद्राणी पश्यन्तु , मा:कस्चित् दुख: भाग्भवेत 

Happy Nepali New Year 2074!

Respected Nepali Community Members in NASeA Region and Globally,

Respected Editors, Online/TV/Print Media in USA and around the globe,

Happy Nepali New Year 2074!

On behalf of Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) together with my officers, all former Presidents and advisers, and well-wishers of NASeA, I extend to you all, good health and prosperous life ahead during the auspicious occasion of Nepali New Year 2074!

As we welcome Nepali New Year 2074, we proudly invite you all to be the part of 13th NASeA/ANMA Joint Convention 2017 in magnificent city of Charlotte, NC during the Labor Day weekend i.e. September 2-4, 2017. Please be advised to lock this date and stay tuned for further announcements.

NASeA proudly marked her Silver Jubilee in 2016 with various activities and officially declared to continue the spirit of NASeA Silver Jubilee 2016 to the 2017 convention. To honor this, we successfully completed Blood Donation Drive in 6 States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina) where 93 Social Heroes donated blood saving 279 lives.

Furthermore, during the joint convention we will proudly honor “Silver Jubilee Medal” to all distinguished individuals for their outstanding contribution towards NASeA. We will officially release NASeA Silver Jubilee Bisheshanka. NASeA Life Member is indeed a Life Time pride and we encourage all to take the benefit of special Silver Jubilee discount and be NASeA’s prestigious life member.

Welcoming Nepali New Year 2074, I would like to propose NASeA together with her partner State organizations will work towards sponsoring “ADOPT-A-HIGH WAY” in the respective regions and community. Nepal Center of North Carolina (NCNC), North Carolina has been the 1st State to Adopt-A-High-Way in our region and now from this year the town of Morrisville, NC has officially declared the third Saturday of April as a Nepal Day. This is the first time any city in North Carolina or NASeA region has recognized Nepal. These types of activities will indeed open the door for Nepali organizations “Civic Engagement” in all fronts to best serve our village, city, town and state of this great nation and keep our Nepali American identity alive.

Let us together Welcome Nepali New Year 2074 with Pride!

During this special occasion, let us all meet, greet and welcome Nepali New Year B.S. 2074 keeping our rich traditions alive here in the US far from our motherland Nepal. I join NASeA Interstate Coordinating Committee Chair Udhav Karki in circulating the announcement of various State/Student and Community organizations Nepali New Year 2074 celebration events to be held in various cities and states of our region.

With due respect, I would like to inform you all that I will be participating in three regions of North Carolina i.e. Morrisville-NCNC, High Point-TNCC and Charlotte-GCNA during this New year’s event and encourage all our officers, advisers, Former Presidents, Life Members to represent NASeA and be the part of local event to welcome Nepali New Year 2074!

NASeA April 2017 Calendar of Nepali New Year 2074 Celebrations:

Florida:

·         Orlando, Florida:  

Nepali New Year Picnic 2074 is organized by Nepalese Association of Florida (NAF) in association with Nepali Community Center (NCCO), Orlando, FL.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 12 PM to 5 PM

Venue: “Frederick Park” 3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835

For detail information please visit NAF website or contact individuals listed below:http://www.floridanepalese.org/

NAF President Ram Thapa at ramsharanthapa@hotmail.com

NCCO President Dhan Thapa at dhanthapa777@gmail.com

NASeA Adviser Bikash Devkota at bandipur3@hotmail.com 

·         Tampa, Florida:  

Nepalese Student Association of University of South Florida NeSA @ USF together with Nepalese community in Tampa is organizing Nepali New Year Picnic 2074 at USF Park.

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Venue: USF Park.

For detail information please contact:

NeSA @ USF President Nawaraj Pokharel  at nawaraj@mail.usf.edu

·         Jacksonville, Florida:  

Successfully organized “Ban-Bhoj” to welcome Nepali New Year Picnic 2074 Picnic organized by Nepalese Association of Florida (NAF)- Jax Chapter in association with Nepali Community in Jacksonville, FL.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Venue: 8th at Little Talbolt Island State Park.

For details please contact:

NAF-Jax Chapter President Pankaj Sharma<pankajnathsharma@gmail.com>

Georgia:

·         Atlanta, Georgia: 

“Nepali New Year 2074″, Celebration together with  NAG Election 2017-2018, and Annual General Meeting Celebration in Atlanta, Georgia. This event is  organized by Nepalese Association in Georgia (NAG) and request all Nepalese to be the part of this New Year Celebration event.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Voting Time: 1 pm to 8 p.m.

NAG AGM Time: 3 pm to 4 pm

Snacks Time: 6 pm and Nepali Dinner at 8 pm

Venue: All Noor 6010 Singleton Rd. Norcross, GA 30093

For detail information please visit NAG website or contact individuals listed below:http://nepalgeorgia.org/

NAG President Damu Dangol @ damudongol@gmail.com

NAG VP Kumar KC @ <kumarkc002@yahoo.com>

South Carolina:

·         Greer, South Carolina

Nepali New Year 2074 celebration in SC by organizing Picnic. South Carolina Association of Nepalese (SCAN) requests all to come and together welcome Nepali New Year 2074. Egg hunting (Easter) will also be performed for kids with delicious foods and music.

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM 

Venue: 301 East Poinsett Street Greer, SC 29651

For detail information please visit SCAN Facebook and Contact individual listed below:

https://www.facebook.com/SCAN.NEPALESE/  

SCAN President Satish Gupta at sgupta5151@yahoo.com

North Carolina:

·         Morrisville, North Carolina: 

Nepali New Year 2074 Celebration, with Nepal Day parade with various cultural activities organized by Nepal Center of North Carolina (NCNC), North Carolina. It is a pride as the town of Morrisville, NC has declared the third Saturday of April as a Nepal Day. This is the first time any city in North Carolina or NASeA region has recognized Nepal.

The highlight of this historical event will be the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Parade in presence of H.E. The Nepali Ambassador to USA Dr. Arjun Karki and Honorable Mayor Morrisville Town Mark Stohlman and other distinguished guests.

Two miles long parade starts from Morrisville Town Hall and ends at Church Street Park. The parade will be a showcase of Nepali community of the area displaying wide range of Nepali culture and tradition.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Venue/Parade: 100 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC

Formal Program: Church Street Park

Nepal Day Parade Inauguration/Ribbon cutting Time: 1:30 PM

Snack break and Socialization Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Nepali New Year Celebration Time:  4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

For detail information please visit NCNC website and Contact individual listed below:  http://www.ncnepal.org/

NCNC President Dr. Sushma Pradhan spradhan@gmail.com

·          High Point, North Carolina: 

Nepali New Year 2074 Celebration, TNCC Elected officers (2017-2019) Installation ceremony with various Cultural/Sports activities food and fun organized by Triad Nepalese Community Center, (TNCC), North Carolina.

Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) is the first organization in NASeA region to establish her own TNCC community center in High Point, NC.         A perfect way to keep our culture and identity alive under one roof of community center.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 12 Noon to 5 PM

Venue: NHCC, 3519 Imperial Drive, High Point NC 27265

For detail information please visit TNCC website and Contact individuals listed below:   www.nctncc.org

TNCC President Dr. Narayan Khadka 336-707 0592

·               Charlotte, North Carolina:  

Nepali New Year 2074 celebration with an outdoor yearly event in Charlotte. Welcoming the New year and enjoying the beautiful weather of Spring with families and friends organized by Greater Charlotte Nepalese Association (GCNA), North Carolina.

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017     Time: 11:30 AM

Venue: Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Rd, Concord, NC 28927

For detail information please visit GCNA Facebook and Contact individual listed below:

https://m.facebook.com/events/1527313107309580?%3Fti=ia

GCNA Coordinating Council, Sushil Nepal  gcna.cc@gmail.com

Alabama:

·               Huntsville, Alabama:  

Nepali New Year 2074 Celebration, NANA Election, and Elected officers (2017-2019) Installation ceremony with various Cultural/Sports activities food and fun organized by Nepalese Association in North Alabama (NANA), Alabama.

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM

Venue: Ditto Landing Pavillion, 

293 Ditto Landing Road, SE Huntsville, AL 35803 Phone: 256-883-9420

For detail information please visit NANA Facebook and Contact individuals listed below:

https://www.facebook.com/alabamanepali/

NANA President Sita Mainali  SitaDidi@gmail.com

NANA Former President Dr. Divya Pradhan DPradhan97@gmail.com

NANA General Secretary Dr. Tilak Shrestha  tilakbs@hotmail.com

·                Birmingham, Alabama:  

Nepali New Year 2074 Celebration, Alabama Nepalese Association (ALNA) and its Nepalese Community of Birmingham invites all to be the part of Nepali New Year celebration. Do not miss chance to enjoy full day at Oak Mt. State park. We will have different activity including cooking, hiking, and more

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Venue: Oak Mountain State Park/200 Terrace Dr. Pelham, Alabama 35124

For detail information please visit NANA Facebook and Contact individuals listed below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/210963678941449/

ALNA President Siddhartha Joshi <siddharthajosh@gmail.com>

Tennessee:

·                  Knoxville, Tennessee: 

Nepali New Year 2074 celebration in Knoxville, TN organized by Tennessee Nepali Student Association (UTNSA).

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 03:30 PM onwards 

Venue: West Hills Park (a.k.a West Hills John Bynon Park)

Entrance Address: 7624 Sheffield Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909

Nearest Landmark: Next to West Side YMCA

For detail information please visit SCAN Facebook and Contact individual listed below:

https://www.facebook.com/UTKNSA/?fref=hovercard   

UTNSA President Suresh Poudel

BDA State Coordinator of TN Binod Chapagain  binodpchapagain@gmail.com

MISSISSIPPI  

·                  Jackson, Mississippi:  

Nepali New Year 2074 celebration in Jackson, MS organized by Nepalese Community in Jackson, Mississippi.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stay tuned for the detail information or contact NASeA Adviser Dr. Khusi Ram Tiwari Tiwarikr@hotmail.com

LOUISIANA

·               NSA @ LSU, Louisiana:   

Nepali New Year 2074 celebration in Louisiana organized by Nepalese Student Association of Louisiana State University and Nepali Community in Louisiana. Stay tuned for the detail information. We will update accordingly.   

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 of Nepali New Year 2074 Celebration and other regular activities in your region and we will update the monthly calendar accordingly. As always, thanks for all your support.

Let us all welcome the Nepali New Year 2074 and together keep our Nepali American root values alive here in US far from our motherland Nepal.

Always for the Nepali American community and Friends of Nepal,

Respectfully,

Bimal Nepal

President,

Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

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Theme  Competition

13th NASeA/ANMA Joint Convention hosted by GCNA, Charlotte, NC

 

Respected Nepali community leaders and individuals of NASeA/ANMA region and beyond,

Happy Nepali New Year 2074 Greetings from joint convention!

 

We are writing this with great enthusiasm to inform you all that 13th Annual NASeA/ANMA joint Convention 2017 is going to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina from September 01-03, 2017. 

 

This historical event will be is hosted by the Greater Charlotte Nepalese Association (GCNA).For the planning and preparation of the convention, the nine members of Core Committee have been formed to lead the joint convention. Similarly, several Program Coordinators have been nominated who will lead each committee and will be responsible for assigned tasks.

 

On behalf of joint convention committee please find below announcement for the THEME Competition. 

With this note, we encourage you all interested individuals to be the part of this competition.Your creative thought can be “THEME” for this historical convention.

 

Nine member Core Committee composed of members from Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA), Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA), and GreaterCharlotte Nepalese Association (GCNA) will select the best  Theme which will be used for the convention web sites, banners, flyers and all other official communications. The people whose Theme is selected will be recognized during the Joint Convention.

 

Criteria for the Logo/Theme Competition:

1.       One person can send multiple entries.

2.       The theme has to be original and should reflect the mission of all 3 organizations involved (NASeA,ANMA,and GCNA). For your reference, please visit the web pages of each of the organizations,  www.naseaonline.org, www.anmausa.org, and https://www.facebook.com/gcna.cc/?ref=page_internal

3.       Sample theme:“Persevering Nepali American Culture and Identity”, “Nepalese Unity for Prosperity” etc.

4.       Please send your theme to the Convention Chair at rsingh2002@hotmail.com no later than April, 12, 2017. 

5.       Please provide your name, email address and contact phone number.

 

On behalf NASeA/ANMA- GCNA Core Committee members, we would like to welcome and encourage you all to be a part of this historical joint convention.

Thank you all in advance! 

 

With Respect,

Rajesh Singh, Convention Chair

Bimal Nepal, NASeA President

Bala Ghimire, ANMA President

Core Committee Members

13th ANMA/ANMA Joint Convention 2017 hosted by GCNA

Charlotte, NC

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Successful completion of coordinated blood drive in NASeA region

PRESS RLEASE:  “Blood Donation is Life Donation”

93-Social Heroes Donated  Blood Saving  279 Lives  in Six States  of NASeA region

Respected Nepali Community members and well wishers in NASeA region and beyond,

Respected Editors, Online/TV/Print Media in USA and around the globe,

Greetings from NASeA-BDA!

On behalf of Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) Health and Welfare Committee Chair Satish Gupta, together with Blood Donors of America (BDA) President Dr. Nanda Regmi, I take this pleasure to share with you all that NASeA successfully marked her 25 Years of Community services by organizing synchronized Blood Drive in six states of NASeA region last Saturday, March 25, 2017.

 

Please join us in saluting all 93 Social Heroes from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee for generously donating blood during this historical day and being part of this great humanitarian task of saving  279 lives. Please find a brief blood drive report below:

  • Alabama: 5-Social Heroes donated blood in 15 Hughes Road, AL

Madhav Mainali, Santosh Pokhrel, Chrystal W, Kristin P, Cleveland L

Special thanks to host organization Nepalese Association in North Alabama (NANA) President Sita Mainali, and BDA State coordinator  Madhav Mainali  and well wishers for making this NASeA-BDA-NANA event in Alabama a success.

  • Florida: 12-Social Heroes  donated blood in West Palm Beach, FL

Jaya Satyal, Dr. Amar Karki, Gopesh Maskey, Kiran Dev Pandel, Krishna Shrestha, Rishi Gautam, Dinesh Khatiwada, Srijana Nepal, Kari Boulder, Doyete Paul, Carlos Lovato, Bimal Nepal

Special thanks to host organization Nepalese Association of Florida (NAF)  President Ram Sharan Thapa and BDA State Coordinator  Dr. Choodamani Khanal and well wishers for making NASeA-BDA-NAF event in Florida a success.

  • Georgia: 26-Social Heroes donated blood in Marietta, GA

Nabin Regmi, Sagar Rijal, Arjun Sharma, Shailendra Bajracharaya, Surya Lamsal, Khadga Khadka, Raju Thapa, Deepak Pahari, Bikal Sharma, Kamal Thapa, Kapil Wagley, Krishna Devkota, Parash Kunwar, Saroj Nepal, Pashupati Neupane, Roshan KC, CK Parajuli, Tapobal Dhakal, Pranaya Lama, Karan Kunwar, Dinju Shrestha, Sujit Pun, Bikash Chhetri, Sanjay Dhakal, Sujan Basnet and Bhabindra Basnet.

Special thanks to host organization Nepalese Association of Georgia (NAG) President Damu Dongol and BDA State coordinator Bhabindra Basnet  and well wishers for making this NASeA-BDA-NAG  event in Georgia a success.

  • North Carolina: 26-Social Heroes donated blood in High point, NC.

Dr. Narayan Khadka, Roshan Shrestha, Bandana Khadka , 23 individuals did not want to publish their names.

Special thanks to host organization Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) President Dr. Narayan Khadka, BDA Joint Treasurer Bandana Khadka and well wishers for making this NASeA-BDA-TNCC event in North Carolina a success.

  • South Carolina: 11-Social Heroes  donated blood in , Mauldin, SC.

Shashank Gupta, Basudev Parajuli, Dilli Bhatta, Ofisher Hartsoe, Michelle Burke, Gary Hensley, Mary Koenemanh, Ksinges, Satish Gupta & 2 individuals did not want to publish their  names.

Special thanks to host organization South Carolina Association of Nepalese (SCAN) President/BDA State Coordinator and NASeA Health and Welfare Committee Chair/EC member Satish Gupta  and well wishers for making this NASeA-BDA-SCAN event in South Carolina a success. Furthermore, BDA EVP and Blood Donors Hero Ajaya Satyal graciously observed this event as a chief guest in SC.

  • Tennessee: 12-Social Heroes donated blood in University of Tennessee, TN

Puskar Chapagain, Bishwa Pokharel, Girish Upreti, Som Shrestha, Joshua Crum, Mary Reynolds, Kristen Brown, Caitlin Harpell, Justin, 3 Individuals did not want to publish their names.

Special thanks to BDA State Coordinator of TN Binod Chapagain together with University of Tennessee Nepali Student Association (UTNSA) President Suresh Poudel and UTNSA Faculty Adviser Hem Bhandari and well wishers for making NASeA-BDA-UTNSA  event in Tennessee a success.

Finally,  we would like to extend special gratitude to all our partner organizations i.e. State/Student  organizations Presidents, community leaders together with Blood Donors America State Coordinators, all our community members and well-wishers for their full cooperation in supporting us making this historical Blood Drive marking NASeA Silver Jubilee a grand success!

 

Count on us, NASeA and BDA will continue its  partnership to organize multiple Blood drive events in this region and together we will work towards saving the precious life to fulfill this great humanitarian task.  We will always reinforce our commitment in best serving our community here in NASeA region and beyond.

 

Once again I salute you all!

 

Always for the Nepali American Community and Friends of Nepal!

 

With Respect,

Satish Chandra Gupta,

Chair, Health and Welfare Committee, NASeA

Nanda Regmi, DVM, PhD

President and Officers Blood Donors of America (BDA)

http://blooddonorsofamerica.org/bda/

Bimal Nepal

President and Officers Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

www.naseaonline.org

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