Saturday, June 6, 2015
Nepa Pasa Pucha Amerikaye (NPPA) continued the tradition of honoring its Patrons and Life Members, on Saturday, June 6, 2015, amidst a dinner at King Farm Community Center in Maryland, USA. About 120 Patrons and Life Members attended this event.
The program commenced with a moment of silence to pay respect to the lives lost during the massive earthquakes in Nepal last month.
President Mrs. Saroj Prajapati welcomed the guests and updated NPPA efforts in earthquake relief. She appreciated the community members who contributed through GoFundMe portal. Additional contributions were received from Patrons and Life Members during the program and NPPA is grateful to them.
NPPA Patrons and Life Members who were in Nepal during the earthquake were honored by Founding President Mr. Ram Malakar by offering them khaadaa, a holy silky scarf.
First Vice-President Mr. Raju Joshee highlighted NPPA’s scholarship fund and urged the community members to participate in this good cause. Additional contributions were received from Patrons and Life Members during the program and NPPA is grateful to them.
NPPA Patrons and the Life Members are the bloodstream of this organization. Life Members pins were handed over to the New Life Members Mr. Shambhu and Mrs. Niti Sainju, and Mr. Rakesh Tuladhar, who attended the event. Four couples of Life Members had conflict in their schedule.
Ms. Ruma Rimal and her affiliated institution were honored for their effort in collecting relief material for earthquake victims in Nepal. Patron Mr. Ram Kharel, Life Members Mrs. Geeta Prajapati Shrestha and Mr. Krishna Shrestha were also honored for bringing the relief material from the United States to Nepal and distributing them to the earthquake victims.
A short musical program to entertain te guests was hosted by Mrs. Sarana Shrestha, which started with Nepali patriotic songs performed by NPPA Executive Committee members. Mrs. Sarana Shrestha sang a song relevant to the current situation of Nepal. Promising young singer Ms. Sahara Joshee sang a hit pop song. Couple of folk songs were also performed.
Second Vice-President Mr. Buddha Ratna Maharjan thanked the guests, Bhintuna volunteers, IHI volunteers, picnic volunteers, sponsors, venue providers, caterers, and all the community members.
General Secretary Mr. Manohar Shrestha facilitated the program with the help of Treasurer Ms. Sarita Dongol, Executive Members Mrs. Shanti Shrestha, Mrs. Magan Shrestha, Mr. Prabin Tamrakar. NPPA would like to thank Mr. Krishna Prajapati, Mrs. Shilu Joshee, Mrs. Ganga Maharjan, Mrs. Anjaly Shrestha, Mr. Pancha Shrestha, Mr. Nani Babu Shrestha, and Mrs. Deepa Tamrakar for their valuable assistance.
Our youth and energetic volunteers Mr. Anugh Shrestha, Mr. Nayan Shrestha, Mr. Sweekar Shrestha, Mr. Nabin Shrestha, Ms. Kriti Shrestha, and Mr. Neeraj Shrestha lent their helping hands in all aspects of the program, and NPPA is beholden to them.
Please mark your calendar for NPPA’s upcoming events:
» Saturday, July 18, 2015…………………. Seventh IHI Ceremony at Krishna Mandir, Potomac, MD
» Saturday, August 15, 2015…………….. Picnic at Wheaton Regional Park (FREE admission)
» Saturday, November 21, 2015……….. Celebration of Nepal Sambat 1136 and NPPA’s 24th Anniversary
The NPPA, established in 1991, is a Newah organization based in the metropolitan Washington, DC. The Nepa Pasa Pucha Corporation is a registered legal name of NPPA which is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under the IRC Section 501(c)(3). Its primary mission is the preservation and promotion of Newah cultural heritage, traditions, and customs in the USA.