Dear fellow NRNs,
Together with my colleagues at the Non-Resident Nepali Association National Coordination Council (NRN NCC USA), I wish you and your family members, a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2075 B.S.
As a social organization, registered in the Unites States, our prime responsibility is to cater the needs of our diaspora in the country. NRN NCC is committed to provide services to the needy ones in the country. A number of programs that we have stared within the first 100 days of the election are prime examples of those kinds.
In the same time, as a member of ICC, we are obliged to contribute to the development of Nepal. Many of our activities are part of this commitment. Working along with ICC and other organizations, approaching and educating elected officials in Nepal on the urgency of promulgating rules and laws related to the continuation citizenships and dual taxation are part of our ongoing efforts.
While NRNA has been advocating for the interests of all Nepali living abroad, we are devoted to Nepal and Nepali’s welfare back at home too. Our timely response during the recent earthquakes in Nepal and our strong response against the blockade imposed by the neighboring country on Nepal are two examples of the kind of work we can do to help our motherland. In all of our policy positions, task force creation, the interest of Nepal and Nepali has been our focal point and we will continue to do so. I strongly believe that continuation of Nepali citizenship will further enable us to become more effective force in contributing towards rehabilitation, growth and development of Nepal.
NRNA USA is committed to enhance unity among the members in the diaspora. Bringing people from different walks of life into the NRNA main stream is one of our main goals. Despite our difference we need to find a common way to work together for the benefit of the community. I believe that our collective strength will ensure that the services we provide are of best quality and its impact is widespread.
Integration of Nepali diaspora into American main stream is our another important goals. We as a diaspora need to get involved into the day to day life of the community that we live in. Our participation in the community activities, be a parent teacher conference or volunteering in the community events will definitely help us to realize our dreams quickly. Taking part in the community events, will also help us to understand our neighbors better. I urge you all to get united and work together with other members of the community that we live in and create a role model for the future generation in the country and throughout the world.
God bless NRN, God bless America, and God bless Nepal!!!
Dr. Keshab Paudel
NRN NCC USA