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NOA Celebrated “Nepal Sambat 1136” in Washington D.C.

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 On Sunday, December 6, 2015, The Newah Organization of America (NOA) celebrated Nepal Sambat 1136
in US Capitol Washington D.C. with commemorating national hero Sankhadhar Sakhwa.
– More than 300 Nepali Community members and friends were gathered at the Potomac Community Center, Potomac, Maryland
, half-an-hour drive from downtown Washington D.C. and enjoyed this special New Year celebration.
His Excellency Ambassador to the United States of America Dr. Arjun Kumar Karki inaugurated the event.
The festive celebration started with the Dhimay Baja, Sukunda Rally and Traditional Newah food “Samay Bajee“.

– Newah girls / Pancha Kanyas offered flower to Ambassador Dr. Karki andDistinguished Guests.


– In presence of Pancha Kanyas the NOA President, Chief Guest, Special Guest Speaker and special guest offered khada and flower bouquets on the picture of Shankhadhar Sakhwa the Founder of Nepal Sambat (Nepal Era).


– His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Arjun Kumar Karki Chief Guest, Special Guest Speaker Mr. Rajiva Shanker Shresta from Sikkim, India, Special Guest Vice Mayor of Indian Head City, Maryland State Mr. Kiran (Ron) Sitoula.


– Dr. Karki wishes a Happy New Year to all community members. He also mentioned that the Government of Nepal had already declared Nepal Sambat as the National Era and he had continued support.

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– NOA President Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha extended warm greeting on the occasion of Happy New Year and presented the NOA activities and earth quake relief efforts in Nepal. NOA Past President Season Shrestha highlighted the Nepal Sambat Celebrations around the world ? Dr. Maheswor Baidhya did powerpoint presentation & clarified history of Nepal Sambat in the world ?
— Ms. Babita Shrestha and Mr. Pushkar Prajapati conducted the ceremony in English & Newah languages.

– NOA presented certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Rajiva Shanker Shresta for his service to Newah community in Sikkim, India.

– Program was followed by cultural program with famous Nepali actors Dilip Rayamajhi, Ram Shrestha, Raj Kumar, Roshan Pratap Rana, Srijan Tamrakar and local talents. Ms. Sichu Malla did very nice MC in English of the Cultural Program.

– Home cooked Traditional Newah Dinner Buffet Bhoye was served in the end.
– Oldest Organization of North America-1967 “America-Nepal Society’s Past Presidents Mr. Khem Bhattachan, Ram Malakar,
Mrs. Bijaya Shah, Mrs. Rita Tiwari, NECC President Khilendra Neupane, BANA President Er. Kulmani Acharya
were presented at the event including
Cambridge Ph.D. Dr. Roshan Lal Shrestha from U.K. (US Federal Government’s Scientist),
Dr. Mahendra Karki (Fr. US Federal Government’s Scientist), Dr. Chitra Krishna Tiwari, Dr. Maheswor Baidhya,
Dr. Sukadev Shah (Fr. IMF Senior Economist) etc. etc. etc.