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Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Aug 14th


The Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA), Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) and Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA) are announcing the annual student writing contest. The contest is open to all high school (First prize – $300, Second prize – $100 and Third prize – $50: sponsored by Mr. Kanwar Awan), middle school (First prize – $100, Second prize – $75 and Third prize – $50: sponsored by Dr. Sanjeeb Sapkota and Ms. Sabina Sapkota), and elementary school (First prize – $100, Second prize – $75 and Third prize – $50: sponsored by Mr. Madhav Mainali and Ms. Sita Ghimire Mainali) students living in North America.

The goal of this contest is to increase awareness about Nepal in order to preserve our culture and heritage, make our children proud of their root, and ultimately gain a better understanding of ourselves.

For detailed information regarding guidelines, eligibility, submission date, judging committee, and judging criteria, please click on the corresponding links

Elementary School “Show and Tell Nepal” Contest (Grades 1 – 5)

Middle School Narrative Writing Contest (Grades 6 – 8)

High School Essay Contest (Grades 9 – 12)

We would like to invite all interested students to participate and play a vital role in making our effort successful. 

Dr. Sushama Pradhan
Committee Chair, Student Writing Contest, 2018
Nepali National Convention, 2018

नेपाली नेशनल कन्भेन्सन, शिकागोमा हार्दिक निमन्त्रणा

: हार्दिक निमन्त्रणा : 
सम्पूर्ण नेपाली दाजु-भाई तथा दिदी-बहिनीहरु,
उत्तरी अमेरिकामा रहेका नेपालीहरुको संस्थाहरु ‘अशोसिएसन ऑफ नेपलिज इन मिडवेष्ट अमेरिका (आन्मा)’, अशोसिएसन ऑफ नेपलिज इन साउथ इस्ट अमेरिका (नासा)’ र अशोसिएसन ऑफ नेपलिज इन द अमेरिकाज ‘ (एएनए) को आयोजनामा आगामी २०१८ अगस्ट ३१ देखि सेप्टेम्बर २ सम्म शिकागो शहरमा भब्य नेपाली नेशनल कन्भेन्सन हुदैछ। 
प्रवाश मा नेपाली पहिचानको स्थापना तथा अधिकारको रक्षा अनि मातृ-भूमी को दु:ख-सुखमा सहभागी हुने पवित्र उद्देश्य का साथ झन्डै ३५ बर्ष अघि स्थापित यी संस्थाहरुले स्थापना काल देखि नै क्यानाडा तथा उत्तरी अमेरिका मा रास्ट्रिय तथा क्षेत्रीय रुपमा नेपालीहरुलाई आफ्नो उदेश्य अनुसार बिभिन्न गतिविधिहरु मा साथ माग्दै, साथ दिदै आएको कुरा छर्लंग नै छ। 
नेपाली नेशनल कन्भेन्सन, शिकागो भव्यता पूर्वक मनाउने हाम्रो तयारी लगभग अन्तिम अवस्था मा पुगेको छ। हरेक बर्ग, धर्म, उमेर र सबै खाले इच्छा-चाहना सबैलाई समेट्न सकु भनेर धेरै थरी का कार्यक्रमहरु को आयोजना गर्न गइरहेका छौ। बिभिन्न पत्र-पत्रिका, कार्यक्रम तथा सामाजिक संजालहरु मार्फत हामीले यहाहरु सबैलाई कार्यक्रमको बिस्तृत जानकारी गराइरहेका छौ। 
यदि तपाई कुनै पनि नेपाली संघ-संस्थाहरु,दाजु-भाई तथा दिदी-बहिनीहरु ले हाम्रो निमन्त्रणा प्राप्त गर्नु भएको छैन भने यसैलाई आधिकारिक निमन्त्रणा मानि आफ्ना साथी-संगी, छर-छिमेक सबै तिर यस सम्मेलनको जानकारी गराउदै यहाहरु सबैको सपरिवार उपस्थितिको निमित्त हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दै सादर निमन्त्रणा गर्दछौ। 
सम्मेलन स्थल: 5550 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018 @ Hilton
सम्मेलन को बिस्तृत जानकारी का लागी:
बाला घिमिरे
कन्भेनर, नेपाली नेशनल कन्भेन्सन, शिकागो – २०१८

तथा आयोजक सँस्था अध्यक्षहरुबाला घिमिरे (आन्मा), माधव ढकाल (नासा), मेदिनी अधिकारी (एएनए)   

सेक्रेटेरिएट: डा. दिवाकर दाहाल (आन्मा), कृष्ण श्रेष्ठ (नासा), विजयराज भट्टराई (एएनए) 

ANMA/NASeA/ANA Press Release and Invitation

Press Release and Invitation: Date: 7/28/2018 

Nepali National Convention 2018 (ANMA, NASeA, ANA) 
Greetings from the Nepali National Convention 2018 Chicago, IL.

It is our immense pleasure and honor to invite you, friends and family to the Nepali National Convention 2018. Please extend our formal invitation to everyone within your reach.

The convention is being hosted by Association of Nepalese in Mid-West America (ANMA), Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) and Association of Nepalese in the Americas (ANA) and other local Nepalese organizations on Labor Day weekend (Aug 31 -Sept 2) 2018 at Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, IL, USA.

The National Convention with the theme being “Unity for Nepalese Community” is trying to bring and unite together hundreds of key members of the Nepali Americans from across the States as well as from Canada. We are planning to discuss the wide range of issues but not limited to
Ø Nepal Forum- the Panel discussion on Nepal centric contemporary issues
Ø Movie festival/award with noted and reputed artists coming from Nepal
Ø Expert presentations from different professionals including immigration, health, research and other areas of interest
Ø Cultural program from locals and other convention participants
Ø Concert show with popular singers from Nepal
Ø Job fair with possible onsite screening and Vendor show
Ø Investment and Tourism forum with relevant expertise from USA and Nepal

Few direct useful links for convention programs

Direct link for Vendor booth ($500 per table) if you want to advertise your business and work The table will be provided on the lobby, passage or in a separate room depending upon the participant,…/

Registration Direct link for Convention

Sponsorship direct link ( Any level of support is greatly appreciated)

For more information about our program please visit our convention site

The document which briefly explains the convention and downloadable from…/Convention-Sponsorsh…

and on a Facebook page “Nepali National Convention 2018”.

Host Organization Presidents,

Mr. Bala Ghimire: President, ANMA
Mr. Madhav Dhakal : President, NASeA
Mr. Medini Adhikari: President, ANA

Call for Application for Prahlad & Bindu Pant Scholarship Award 2018

Prahlad & Bindu Pant Scholarship Award 2018

$2,500 Awarded on the basis of student’s financial need

 Managed by

Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

This scholarship was established by Dr. Prahlad and Mrs. Bindu Pant in 2013. It is awarded annually to “one” student on the basis of the financial needs of the student and not on the basis of merit. The award is managed and coordinated by Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA). NASeA’s Academic and Professional committee will make the selection on the basis of the financial needs of the applicant, and its decision will be final. The award this year will be presented at the Nepali National Convention 2018 (; Aug 31 – Sept 2, Chicago, Illinois. The amount of the award for 2018 is $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate student (freshman or sophomore only)
  • Currently residing anywhere in U.S. (no requirement of U.S. Resident or Citizen)
  • Nepalese origin (one or both parents from Nepal)
  • S. high school graduate
  • Scholarship winner must be present at the Convention to receive the award

Required Documents (submit ONE pdf file inclusive of all required documents listed below):

  1. Application form (see next page)
  2. Certificate of graduation from high school in U.S.
  3. Letter of admission from a US college or university
  4. Copy of financial aid, if any, received from the college or university
  5. Parent’s or Guardian’s Federal Tax return (1040 or 1040EZ) [Note: erase SS #]
  6. 1-page essay on “why you should be awarded this need-based scholarship” (1” margin, single space, 12 size fonts, Times New Roman)

The scholarship award winner will receive:

  1. Scholarship amount of $2,500
  2. Free convention registration (a $135 value!)

Application Deadline: August 11, 2018

Award Decision: August 18, 2018

Email your application packet to Dr. Manoj K. Jha at

Download the Scholarship Form