First World Newar Convention in London links Kathmandu through Tele-conference

Yen (Kathmandu), Nepal Mandala – Oct. 30: Newars from Nepal too are taking part in the first World Newar Convention taking place in London, United Kingdom through a tele-conference of the event at the Satoaaki Memorial Building at Kupandole of Lalitpur. The teleconference was organized to facilitate a better representation of Newar leaders from Nepal.

Joining the three-day convention that began on October 29 in London and extending best wishes for the success of the event, Patron of Newar national forum the Newa Deyadabu (NDD) and Nepal Bhasa Academy Vice Chancellor Laxman Rajawamsi stressed on the need for a national-level committee to discuss with the eminent personalities of various sectors for the establishment of a Newa Autonomous State.

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(In the photo from left to right are: Newar Women Organization President Prof. Dr. Chunda Vajracharya, NDD President Naresh Tamarkar, NDD Patron Vice Chancellor Laxman Rajawamsi, World Newar Organization Vice President Suwarn Vajracharya (Chair of the Teleconference), Nepal national party Nepa Rastriya party (NRP) President Dr. Keshab Man Shakya, Nepal Bhasa Manka Khala (NBMK) Yen (Kathmandu) General Secretary Naresh Shakya, NBMK Yala President Kiran Shakya)

Speaking at the same teleconference, Malla K Sundar, another patron of NDD emphasized on the need for the conference to come out with a clarity on its need, the objectives and agenda of the organization. He called for solidarity among all the Newars living in Nepal for a Newa Autonomous State and mentioning of the same in the statute to be passed by the Convention.

Secretary of NBMK Manka Khala, Naresh Bir Shakya, President of Nepa Rastriya Party, Keshav Man Shakya, Prof. at Hiroshima University, Keshav Maharjan, Vice-president of World Newah Organization, Suwarn Vajracharya and other speakers shed light on the importance of the convention and the need to guarantee the rights of the Newar community in the new Constitution.

Earlier on Saturday, Chancellor of Nepal Bhasa Academy, Dr Satya Mohan Joshi inaugurated the convention in London organized jointly by the World Newah Organization and the Pasapucha Guthi, UK.

The Convention has been organized with the objective of promoting and preserving the language, culture and traditions of the Newar community and establishing rights in par with other communities.

Representatives from Newar communities living in 12 countries including Nepal, Japan, America, Belgium, German and Spain are taking part in the convention.

The teleconference in Kathmandu presided over by WNO Vice President Suwarn Vajracharya was organized by World Newah Organization with support from Nepal Bhasa Manka Khala Yen (Kathmandu), Nepal Bhasa Manka Khala Yala (Lalitpur) and Nepal Mandal Foundation. RSS/The Newah