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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