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MP Appreciates Nepalese in Reading

Bharat Paudyal Matt Rodda, MP of Reading East, has appreciated the achievements of Nepalese students in their GCSE this year.  MP Rodda was speakingas chief guest at a programme organised by Nepalese Highly Skilled Migrant Forum Reading to honour the Nepalese community students completing their GCSE this year at the Warehouse, Cumberland Road in Reading on Sunday. Nepalese students performed well in their GCSE this year from different schools of Reading including Bulmershe, Reading Girls, Forest, Prospect and others.  A sample of Bulmershe school in Reading showed Nepalese students were nearly 10 % ahead of the average national level GCSE grade this year with 71.3 % achieving A*-C in the GCSE.  This was a remarkable progress of the students, who have a very short history of migration to the UK and are very new to the UK education system. The sample data of the students achievement shows, percentage of achieving A*- has been increasing, while the percentage of lower level D-G grade has decreased drastically in the last few years.  A large number of students of the community have enrolled in renowned Universities for higher education in different subjects including the skills shortage areas like medicine, engineering, IT, science,teaching among others is also the evidence of the improvement. MP Rodda said he was very pleased with the remarkable progress made by the Nepalese community students even in a short period of time in the UK education sys...

“Bhagyale Bachekaharu’ win Best Documentary Award in USA

  KATHMANDU, September 11: ‘Bhagyale Bachekaharu- Nepal Earthquake: Heroes, Survivors and Miracles’ a Nepali documentary featuring stories ­of the survivors of 2015 Nepal Earthquake has yet again triumph an international award in the prestigious Marietta International Film Festival, USA. In an Special Ceromany held last night at Marietta City of Georgia State in United States of America Executive Director of Marietta International Film Festival Dr. Richard Tavernaro has informed that ‘Bhagyale Bachekaharu’ won the ‘Best Documentary Award’under International category. 55 films from 14 countries were nominated in this award. Honorary Nepali Tourism Representative Raja Ghale accepted the award on behalf of 'Bhagyale Bachekaharu’team. ‘Bhagyale Bachekaharu’ was the only film that represented Nepal in this competition. After its world premiere in 2015 Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), the film, directed by Ganesh Panday, has been garnering acclaim in various international film festivals where it has received about a dozen awards.  “I am very honored to receive this award from USA as our film which has been recognized worldwide” said Panday ,'Our film has been successful in promoting Nepal Globally.” The 45-minute long documentary is a presentation of Shine Media Pvt. Ltd, Produced by Sharada Gaire. Shot by Binod Bista and edited by Kumar Shah, ...

Humanitarian crisis: Floods affect 16 million inNepal, India and Bangladesh

PRESS RELEASE  Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 18 August 2017—A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by monsoon floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. “This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Youth Icon Dibas Khaniya donate Rs.1 Lakh and start a Fund Rising Campaign for Flood Victims"

Subodh Regmi Youth Icon Dibas Khaniya, President of Friends initiative, who is popular as a role model of youth have already start a campaign to help the victims of flood. Today he donate Rs. 1 lakh from his personal side to the flood victims of tarai through goFundme. Since there are no access of roads or flights to flood hit zones, he request to focus on collecting money from our own circle and support the local volunteers by sending money via banks/IMEs to buy the most required items. He appeal everyone to help his campaign through his personal facebook. To help his campaign you can write message to the facebook page of Dibas Khaniya or you can directly call him to 9843672656.

Dr. Wagle appoints VC of NPC

Kathmandu, May 3 : Swarnim Waglé was appointed the Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), a position with a rank equivalent to a cabinet minister, on August 3, 2017. Chaired by the Prime Minister, NPC is the apex advisory body for development policies and programs in the Government of Nepal. Prior to becoming the de facto head of the National Planning Commission, Dr. Waglé served as its Member for 28 months at two different periods between May 2014 and August 2017.

International Yoga in Reading, UK

Chiranjibi Paudyal  United Kingdom International Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and charm at Sun Street Community Hall in Reading under the aegis of the Pran Yoga group and Greater Reading Nepalese Community Association (GRNCA) on Sunday.  International Yoga day is being celebrated across the World for the last 3 years recognising its extremely important health benefits and worldwide popularity after the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. This year’s Yoga day theme was 'Yoga for Health.' Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated from Hinduism more than 5,000 years ago. The word ‘yoga’ is a Sanskrit word which means to join or unite, symbolizing the union of body, mind and consciousness. Dozens of Nepalese including children and people of other community attended the Yoga session, which included sun salutation, yogic jogging, pranayama (breathing exercises) micro exercises, asana, postures and chanting of mantras. 


BINAYTARA FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH HORIZON HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE IN IDAHO. “Horizon Hospice to train Clinicians from India to establish hospice services in conjunction with the Binaytara Foundation.” The Binaytara Foundation (BTF) has partnered with Horizon Home Health and Hospice to support development of hospice centers in resource poor communities. BTF has been working with the government of Madhya Pradesh in India to establish a palliative and home hospice program at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This will be the first home hospice program in the state with population over 70 million. The program will provide care to the patients with terminal illnesses by allowing them to spend the last few months of their lives among their loved ones, free of pain and comfort. The Horizon Home Health and Hospice team led by Dr. Derrel Walker(left in photo) will provide training to physicians and nurses from Madhya Pradesh. A team of one physician and 4 nurses are expected to start training in April, 2017. Dr. Walker said, “"I couldn't be more excited about this relationship with Dr. Shah and the Binatara Foundation. Dr. Shah's work has already made a huge impact on underserved populations and I look forward to working with him to touch the lives of millions more in India and other countries who will benefit from hospice care." Dr. Binay Shah, (right in photo) a cancer physician and BTF President said, “The majority of canc...

A Born Conservationist

Born on May 5, 1974 from Mother Pushpa Khanal and father Krishna Prasad Khanal, Pradeep Khanal was just like any other kid of his age in his hometown of Kerunga in Arghakhanchi district. His daily routine included chores like collecting firewood, graze horses, cows and bulls and play with friends in nearby forests. He and his friends would frequently encounter leopard, jackal, monkey, rabbit, pheasant, and other wildlife. What set him apart from his peers is his interest and love to these wildlife. While his peer would often try to harm wild animals he would urge them to refrain from such activities and express his deepest affection towards those animals. Pradeep’s parents sent him to Kathmanduin pursuit of better education after he completed his third grade in his village where he completed his school leaving certificate from Bhanubhakta Memorial Secondary School, Panipokhari. One thing that Pradeep missed much in capital is the time he spent in the nature. Therefore whenever he would go back to his village on school breaks he would spent much of his time in the forest and pastures unlike his parent’s wishes that he spend more time talking to them and be around the house.

Mr. Khanal, A Prominent Conservation Expert

Nirmal Aryal Born in May 5, 1974 at Arghakhanchi District, Kerunga VDC (Village Development Committee), Nepal from Krishna Prasad Khanal and Mother Pushpa Khanal, Mr. Pradeep Khanal spent his childhood in Saniphokhari village where nature and human are co-existed from long time. During his childhood he used to go to collect grasses, firewoods, took his horse, cows and bulls to ranch like other village boy as a daily routine. During this time he was encountered with leopard, jackals, rabbits and other wildlife creatures. When anybody in village saw leopard around then all villagers were standing with their cattle’s for several nights to save them from leopard. He also spent countless nights with cattle’s to save them from leopard. He was so close to nature and its impact in human society since his childhood. After the completion his third grade, he was sent to study in Kathmandu, far 


Press Release : ANNOUNCEMENT OF 7th ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE 2017 Lions Club of Berkeley Annapurna and its partners Lions Club of Fremont Sagarmatha, Lions Club of Berkeley Makalu, Lions Club of San Leandro Manakamana and Lions Club of San Francisco Buddha would like to announce their Annual Blood Drive Program on Saturday, March 4th 2017 in American Red Cross Northern California Blood Center in Oakland. We would like to invite all the Lions Club officers, members, friends and families to mark the calendars to make sure that we have massive participation in the program.

AEPC and AIDIA organized Round table Meeting for boosting Alternative Energy Investment in Nepal:

Kathmandu - The Round Table Meeting on “Opportunities and Challenges on Alternative Energy Investment in Nepal” jointly hosted by Asian Institute of Diplomacy & International Affairs (AIDIA) and Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (Government of Nepal, Ministry of Population and Environment) , was held in Kathmandu today. Minister of Population and Environment, Hon. Jaydev Joshi, was the chief guest of the meeting and other distinguished experts and representative related to alternative energy sector were presented. The meeting made the comprehensive rational analysis about the opportunities and challenges on alternative energy investment in Nepal as per its intended objectives.  Issues like renewable energy (RE) promotion and investment policy of Nepal, pros and cons of government subsidy program in RE, role of academicians on solving alternative energy investment's barriers in Nepal, role of FDI in RE promotion among others were discussed in the meeting.  Similarly, H.E. Ms. Mashfee Binte Shams, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal and Shree N. Ram Prasad, First Secretary (Commerce Wing) from Embassy of India shared their respective countries’ experiences promoting alternative energy investment. They further expressed their interest to collaborate for technical as well as policy level expert sharing. Former Minister of Environment, Science & Technology, Hon. Ganesh Shah highlighted about the significance of resear...

Indian Business Leaders Gather at Nepal Embassy in New Delhi to Discuss Business Opportunities in Nepal

Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi along with Uma Ventures based in Silicon Valley, USA organized a conference inviting the Indian investment and business community to learn about investment and business opportunities in Nepal. The conference was held on January 21 at the Embassy premises at Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. The organizers had invited the Indian businesses doing business in Nepal or interested in doing business in Nepal to attend. Ambassador of Nepal to India His Excellency Mr. Deep Kumar Upadhyay delivered the opening remarks. He thanked Uma Ventures Senior Partner Ash Shrivastav for helping in organizing the conference and presenting his views about Nepal market. Other speakers included Ish Garg, Chief Operating Officer of Calderys, Anirudh Suri, Managing Director of India Internet Fund and many other professionals and business persons who are doing business in Nepal or have analyzed Nepal investments. Regulatory environment was also discussed in detail.

Press Release: Appointment of an Interim Executive Board Jan 1, 2017

The Association of Nepalis in the Americas Board of Trustees (BoT), held its meeting on Dec 26, 2016 to discuss the next steps after the expiration of the current board’s term on January 6th, 2017.


Fashion Asia Awards 2016 is the first establishment of its kind in the world, the awards ceremony known as the Oscar of the Asian Fashion World. Asian Fashion World is the first cooperation platform created for the Asian Fashion industry by the world fashion media association which annually rewards outstanding accomplishments and excellent individuals in the fashion industry. The 160 judges of Fashion Asia consist of TV directors, chief editors of fashion magazines, fashion industry association chairmen and celebrities.

San Francisco Bay area based Nepalese Lions Clubs team up for multi Sports Festival.

Berkeley, Friday, December 16, 2016 Nepalese community based Lions Clubs in Bay Area (Lions Club of Fremont Sagarmatha, Lions Club of Berkeley Annapurna, Lions Club of Berkeley Makalu, Lions Club of San Leandro Manakamana, Lions Club of San Francisco Buddha) are collectively hosting first Multi Sports Festival in greater San Francisco Bay area on January 14th and 15th 2017.

US-based Nepali singer Shweta Punjali wins "Best New Talent" award

New York, 22 October: New Nepali singer Shweta Punjali has won the Best New Talent award for her song "Achammai Lagyo Malai" at the recently concluded 2016 Nepali Music Video Award. "It is an incredible honour to receive this prestigious award!" said Shweta, whose debut album -- Udaan -- was launched last year amid much fanfare at Kathmandu's Theater Village.  

Press Release : NASeA Silver Jubilee Day 2016 Concludes Successfully

On the occasion of Nepali Dashain-Tihar B.S. 2073,  Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) successfully held her Silver Jubilee 2016 ( नासा रजत महोत्सव वर्ष २०१६) celebration; wrapping up the day with celebratory Cultural/Concert in the magnificent city of NASeA's regional capital Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 8, 2016.     NASeA was established on the auspicious occasion of Happy Bijaya Dashami 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. She proudly completes her twenty five years of journey with a lot of accomplishments and has a glorious history. NASeA Silver Jubilee 2016 official ceremony was chaired by President Bimal Nepal. The opening ceremony commenced with the lighting up of DIYO in Panas by the chief guest Excellency Honorary Consulate General Prem Raja Mahat. Both American and Nepali national anthems were played during this occasion.  Expressing his remarks the Chief Guest Mahat proudly claimed that NASeA being the role model to other organizations in the United States of America. On behalf of Nepal Government and Consul General Office, he congratulated NASeA on this special occasion of Silver Jubilee celebration.

“Water tap in each house and irrigation in each village”

Born in a rural hilly Syuja VDC of Dang, Nepal, Mitra Lal Parday moved to Sunpur VDC during his childhood. He has completed MA, B.Ed. in English from Tribhuvan University. Later in 2007, he moved to Europe for further education. As a member of a middle class farmer family, Parday experienced jumble of economic problems even in Europe. Beginning from hard times, he is staying in Poland for past 9 years. Pardey is the beginner of Water Campaign (Pani Aviyan) that is drawing attention of Nonresident Nepalese all over Europe. Currently, he is serving as a vice-president of NRN Poland and Vice president of International Nepalese Artist Society (INAS). Interview Nepal talked to Pardey who has dedicated his energy for the social cause. Excerpts: 

Shweta Punjali mesmerizes Connecticut’s Nepalis with a live performance

West Hartford, CT. 2 October 2016 – Nepali music scene’s upcoming artist Shweta Punjali today held a live performance at a cultural programme organized to celebrate the Hindu festival Dashain in Connecticut state of the United States of America.    The songs performed by Shweta were – Kasto Bhet and Haraunchu Ma from her album Udaan and two songs from her upcoming album – Aau Na Aau and Maile Palasha. 

NRNA President attended Diasporas in Action International Conference in Australia

ICC President, Dr. Shesh Ghale was one of the keynote presenters at the Diasporas in Action international conference, 26th September 2016 at Melbourne University which comprised of leading development and humanitarian agencies in Australia including the Refugee Council of Australia, Australian Red Cross, Oxfam Australia, Australian Council for International Development, and the Research for Development Impact Network and supported by, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs and the University of Melbourne School of Government. First time in Australia, the conference focussed on innovative and growing impact of diaspora communities with Senator The Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, the Minister for International Development and the Pacific who made the keynote address, sharing her expertise on the role of the diaspora and migrant communities in Australian society and global issues.

The British College (TBC) Complete 2nd Graduation Ceremony

The hard-work and tenacity of all students and staff at The British College was recognised andrightfully rewarded yesterday in the celebration of the completionof their degree programmes. 52 students graduated with BBA (Hons) Business and Management from The University of the West of England, Bristol and86 students with BSc (Hons) Computing from Leeds Beckett University. Of the 138 graduating students, 15% of BBA and an outstanding 29% of BSc Computing students achieved first class honours degrees. The results revealed a huge growth in the success of the college and are a testimony to the efforts of TBC staff.

New Swimmer in Butterfly

A new name in the field of swimming has surprised everyone from his school to the national level.  Hats off to this dark horse who has shocked us all - Ugyen Sherpa from Lincoln School came got a gold medal in the 6th NSA Swimming Championship held in Satdo Bato complex in the 50m butterfly under 17 years. He bagged a bronze in the 50m breaststroke under 17 years too.

University of Illinois College of Medicine awards Sweeny Spirit of Medicine to Dr. Binay Shah

University of Illinois has awarded Dr. Binay Shah, a Nepali-American cancer physician, its annual Sweeney Spirit of Medicine Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts to promote health in underprivileged communities. The award ceremony took place at the Illinois Medicine Gala on Saturday, September 17th, 2016.

Thuli maya Waiba lama won the title of Miss india worldwide Nepal

21 September 2016  Kathmandu - Miss India Worldwide is an International beauty pageant organized by IFC over 52 countries around the world. Miss India Worldwide Nepal is organized by Nazzy Entertainments which is a leading event management company of Nepal. This event was held at Hotel Yak & yeti on 13th of August. Thuli Maya lama waiba declared as a winner of 25th Miss India Worldwide Nepal. 

Binaytara Foundation supports first blood and marrow transplant center in government hospital in Nepal

Binaytara Foundation supports first blood and marrow transplant center in government hospital in Nepal Binaytara Foundation (BTF), a US based non-profit, supported the establishment of the first Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Center at Civil Service Hospital, a government hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. The BMT center in Kathmandu will serve not only the population of Nepal but also patients from neighboring countries.  

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