The Newah Residents Abroad (NRA) are meeting en masse in the US and UK this month. In the US, Newah Orgnaisation of America (NOA) is holding its 8th Annual Convention and General Meeting in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (Potomac Community Center11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854) on Sunday the 24th and inviting all of you to its traditional gathering with NOA members, friends, families and supporters. The event includes Newah Samaybaji dinner followed by presentation on Newah culture, arts and crafts and cultural program. For detail, following members can be reached: Rajesh Shrestha (703-999-64769); Ganesh Kayastha (301-996-6870);Balaram Joshi (301-649-4104);Season Shrestha (410-404-5388).
Meanwhile, the Pasapucha in the UK has announced of its organizing the First Brihat Newah gathering in UK on 31 May. A communiqué floated on emails says that the gathering en masse is expected to be participated by around thousand Newah from different towns and counties around the kingdom. A 26 member main organising committee has been formed to organise the gathering. Of the organising committee, following are some members you can reach for detail: Mahant Shrestha, Coordinator (07725795893), Ashok Shrestha (07767483298), Balmukund Prasad Joshi (07950867266), Krishna Chakkhu (07809510250).
In two messages sent to Pasapucha in the UK by two leading Newah leaders in Kathmandu, NESOCA President Artha Tuladhar and Nepal Bhasa Manka Khala, Yala President Suresh Pradhan have wished best wishes to the gathering while Artha Tuladhar’s message particularly wished the gathering in the UK will lead to intiate an international gathering sooner.
The Newah has learnt that NOA, NESOCA-NIFJ had proposed an international gathering of Newah residents abroad in the past but yet to materialize such a gathering. In another email message, a copy of which received at The Newah, Suwarn Vajracharya has indicated that an international gathering of Newah resident abroad is still a proposal alive, that we need to adopt sooner leading to form a World Fellowship of the Newah linking our commun ity at home and abroad. We wish all the best and success to both NOA’s 8th convention and the en masse gathering of Newah in the UK to build a stronger ties among members of Newah community both in the US and the UK. – The Newah
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