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Nepal Sambat 1140 Binhtuna and NPPA’s 28th Anniversary

इनेप्लिज २०७६ कार्तिक १३ गते २१:४५ मा प्रकाशित

Nepa Pasa Pucha Amerikaye (NPPA) is organizing its 28th Anniversary Celebration and Nepal Sambat 1140 on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the following venue and time:

Shady Grove Middle School
8100 Midcounty Highway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Time: 2 PM to 10 PM

NPPA is inviting all the community members of DC, Maryland and Virginia Area to celebrate this event. You can get a discount by making an online reservation today at


We have a great program for this event. Here are some highlights:

Chief Guest:

Delegate Harry Bhandari:

Harry Bhandari has lived the American Dream. Born in rural Nepal, his first job was as an English teacher, school textbook author, principal and lecturer in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Twelve years ago, he was invited to present a scholarly paper at George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia; his American journey started upon receiving his U.S. Citizenship. He attended Johns Hopkins University to continue his higher education and now teaches in the Baltimore City schools as well as served as adjunct faculty at Baltimore City Community College. Harry also served as national secretary of Young Democrats of America (YDA) Minority Caucus and board of director in district six democratic and civic association club. He also volunteered as president of Linover Community Association. He was appointed by Councilwoman Cathy Bevins to serve as a member of the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC), and is a advocate for more bike lanes across the Baltimore. Harry is the recipient of 2017 Baltimore County Asian American Award. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. at Language, Literary, and Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He believes that the full potential of our country lies in diversity. He and his wife have two children and reside in Baltimore County. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegate in 2018 and has been Member of House since January 9, 2019. He has been actively involved in passing many important legislations for the State of Maryland.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya

Reverend Naresh Man Bajracharya, Ph.D. is a distinguished Newah Buddhist scholar and practitioner from Kathmandu, Nepal. In both domains he has been recognized as the most accomplished and important leader of his generation. He is committed to his tradition’s revitalization as well as opening new avenues of scholarship describing and analyzing it, for which he has won several international recognitions. Dr. Bajracharya was chosen as the first Vice-Chancellor and CEO/University President of the Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal, which was established in 2014. Currently, Dr. Bajracharya is teaching at Holy Cross, Boston as Visiting Fulbright Lecturer after accepting a one-year appointment. In the past he also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond for a year as Visiting Fulbright Lecturer.

Live Music Show and Main Artists:

Narendra Pyasi, Prajit Shrestha, Uttam Shrestha and Pramod Upadhyaya

This year NPPA proudly presents popular Nepali Singer Narendra “Pyasi”, who will be accompanied by musicians Prajit Shrestha, Uttam Shrestha, and Pramod Upadhyaya. They are all set to rock the stage to entertain you.

Besides, we will have several local talents who will perform dances and songs in the Cultural show.



Time Details Program
2:00 PM – Onwards: Guests’ Arrival & Registration
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM » Ganesh Puja »
Traditional Newah SAMAY BAJI Lunch
Socializing and Networking
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Inauguration and Welcome:
Procession of Newah Jhanki with Lakhe and Dhime
American National Anthem
Nepali National Anthem
Welcome Speech by Mr. Raju Joshee, President – NPPA
Speech by Chief Guest: MD State Delegate Hon. Harry Bhandari
Speech by Keynote Speaker: Professor Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya
Release Daboo Magazine: Daboo Team
Concluding Remarks by Mr. Manohar Shrestha, Vice President – NPPA
5:00 – 8:00 PM Cultural Program that includes:

Songs by Local Artists
Live Performance by Popular Nepali Singer Narendra Pyasi supportted by musicians Prajit Shrestha, Pramod Upadhyaya and Uttam Shrestha
Dances of different Nepali culture
Deusi Bhailo by NECC Team
And other attractions

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Traditional NEWAH BHWAYE (Sitting Dinner)
10:00 PM – 10:30 PM DJ/Dances/Raffles


The Executive Committee

Nepa Pasa Pucha Amerikaye (NPPA)

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