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 Saturday,October 16th 2010: Dashain Celebration

We have selected October 16, 2010 to Celebrate Dashain together in our community. It is the day of "Maha Nawami". Let us all gather to celebrate this great festival together. Please contact us soon if you are interested in performing in the cultural program.
More information coming soon...

 Sunday,July 25th 2010: Namaste America


कलाकारहरुको सम्मान गरौं, नेपाली कला र संस्कृतिको प्रवर्द्धन गरौं ।

वर्षकै सर्वाधिक चर्चित गीत

नबिर्सें तिमीलाई, नपाएँ तिमीला …......अब सियाटलमा

गायिका अञ्जु पन्त आफ्नो चर्चित गीतका साथ गायक जगदीश समा, नायिका ञ्जना शर्मा तिमल्सिना, कोरियोग्राफर एवं नृत्यकार हिमग्याप लामा, गायक मनोजराज शिवाकोटी,मोडल तथा डान्सर बिन्दु थापा डान्सरआशा कार्कीसहित अन्य कलाकारहरुको साथमा

नेपाल सियाटल सोसाइटी सगौरव प्रस्तुत र्दछ

नमस्ते अमेरिका

सांगीतिक साँझ

सियाटल मा आगामी जुलाई २५ ,२०१० आइतवार

Venue:

Theater Hall of Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133
Room #1600

Time:

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Date:

जुलाई २५ २०१० आइतवार (Sunday, July 25th)

आउनुहोस्, लोकप्रिय कलाकारहरुको साथमा भरपुर मनोरञ्जन लिनुहोस्

 Saturday,July 24th, 2010: NSS Annual Potluck Picnic

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly invites all of you to the Annual Potluck Picnic on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Lake Sammamish State Park, for a afternoon of fun, sports and socializing. Since this is a potluck picnic, our members/friends are requested to bring all types of Food, beverages etc.



Lake Sammamish State Park is a great picnic place and we will have lots of fun games for adults including volleyball, tug-of-war, couple's three leged race, badminton, and for children piñata forne, and many more fun games. Let us make this picnic a great event of the summer. Food/Beverages: NSS will provide BBQ Chicken, rice and drinking water. All other foods will be brought by members/friends as potluck.

More Information about Foods and Activities are coming soon...................

 26 June - 7 August: NSS Nepali Language Class

As we are going to welcome warm weather in Seattle, our kids get little time off from their regular School. We want to utilize their best time by having them learn Nepali language and Dance classes which are going to be conducted in the following locations, date and time.

Location: 5031 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105-4341, (206) 527-4278

Date : June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 and Aug 7 - (Saturday)

Time : 1 Pm - 3 Pm

Suggested donation : $ 30/per student for all six classes (use NSS paypal, bring cash or check in person when you walk to the class).


Please contact us if you have further questions. Thank You all for your support.

सियाटल नेपाली भाषा शैक्षीक कार्यक्रम

सयुक्त राज्य अमेरिकाको वासिङ्टन राज्यस्थित सियाटल शहरको सेरोफेरो आसपासका शहरहरुमा बसोबास गर्दै आउनु भएका सम्पूर्ण दिदी-बहिनी तथा दाजु-भाइहरुका बाल-बच्चाहरु लाई नेपाली भाषा, भेष, भुषा, कला र सस्कृति सम्बन्धी आधारभुत शैक्षीक ज्ञान हुन अपरिहार्य रहेको महसुस गरिदै आइएको छ। करिब ५००० को हाराहारीमा बसोबासो गर्ने हामी वासिङ्टनबासी नेपालीहरु दैनिक घरायसी कामकाजमा नेपाली भाषा नै बोल्ने गरेता पनि हाम्रा साना-साना भाई-बहिनिहरुले आफ्ना अविभावक हरुको ब्यस्तताले भनौ अथवा अन्य आवश्यक श्रोत, साधनको अभावमा नेपाली भाषा, भेष, भुषा, कला र सस्कृति बाट क्रमिम रुपमा टाडिदै गहिरहेका छन। तसर्थ, आजका बाल-बालिका भोलीको देश (भविस्य)का कर्णधार हुन भन्ने उक्तीलाई सार्थक बनाउने हो भने हामीले यस चुनौतीपूर्ण कार्य लाई आत्मसाथ गर्दै बेलामै ब्यवहारमा लागु गर्नु पर्दछ।

आजको २१ सताब्दीमा सूचना, संचार र प्रबिधीको सन्जालले गर्दा बिश्वमा भौगोलिक दुरी लाई निकै शहज बनाइ दिएको छ। हुन सक्छ भोलीका दिनमा हाम्रा भाई-बहिनीहरुले बिभिन्न विदामा दक्ष्यता हासिल गरेर बिदेशबाट नै हाम्रो नेपाल जस्तो भु-परिबेस्ठित राष्ट्रको दुर्गम भेगहरु मा बिद्युतिय संचार माध्यमको सहयताबाट चिकित्सा, ईन्जिनियरिङ, कृषि तथा अन्य क्षेत्रमा भरपुर योगदान पुर्याउन सफल होउन । त्यती मात्र गर्न सके पनि राष्ट्रको सम्मुन्नत विकासमा निकै नै टेवा पुरयाउन सकिन्छ।

उदेस्यहरु

- भाई-बहिनीहरु लाई नेपाली भाषा, भेष, भुषा, कला र सस्कृति सम्बन्धी आधारभुत ज्ञान दिन

- नेपाली वर्णमालामा लेख्न र पढ्न सक्ने हुन

- भाई-बहिनीहरुको बोद्वीक तथा ब्यक्तिवको बिकास गर्न

- शैक्षीक कार्यक्रम पारीक्ष्यण सफल भएमा आगामी बर्षहरुमा अझ परिस्कृत तथा अन्य स्थानहरुमा पनि सन्चालन गर्न।

कार्यक्रमहरु

- देवनागरीमा लेखन

- नेपालीमा उच्चारण

- सामान्य बोलिचालीका शब्द लेखन

- अंकहरु लेखन / उच्चारण

- नेपाली गीत, संगीत (नृत्य र गायन) को अभ्यास

- नेपालको ईतिहास, भुगोल तथा अन्य राष्ट्रिय महत्वका बिषयमा सामान्य परिचय

- कबिता, कथा-दन्त्यकथा तथा बिभिन्न मनोरन्जत्मक खेलहरु

कार्यक्रम अवधी - छ हफ्ता

लक्षित समूह - ४ देखी १४ बर्ष सम्म

स्थान सबैलाई सर्भ-सुलभ हुने पुस्तकालय अथवा ब्यापारिक कक्षा (कुनै एक)

अनुमानित खर्च - ५०० डलर (अध्ययन सामाग्री खोज, छपाइ, कक्षा कोठाभाडा र मसलन्द)

स्वयम्सेवक प्रशिक्षकहरु

- कल्पना शर्मा

- प्रकाश धमला

 Saturday, April 17, 2010: New Year 2067 B.S. Celebration
Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly announces the New Year 2067 B.S. on Saturday, April 17th 2010 at the Russian Cultural Center of Seattle. Please join us to celebrate our diverse Nepalese culture. Let's meet and greet each other, enjoy the food of Nepal and socialize together during this festival season. The program schedule is as follows:

Entrance: 6:00pm
Program Start:
7:00pm – The Celebration will start officially at 7:00pm followed by Nepalese Cultural Program.
Nepalese Cultural Program:

7:30pm to 9:00pm – by our locally talented cultural artists (dancers and singers).
Open Floor Dance Party:
9:00pm to 12am – 

Entrance Fee: Cash or Check. Please RSVP by email us at info@nepalseattle.org or on our Evite invitation so that we can estimate for food preparation.
RSVP Members: $10 each
RSVP Non-Members: $15 each
Children:
Free Entrance for age of 10 or Under
At The Door Without RSVP:
$15 each
Note: The delicious Nepalese Dinner will be sold separately 



Membership:
We accept New Membership and Membership Forms will be available at the door.

Venue:
Russian Cultural Center of Seattle (http://www.russiancc.org/)
704 19th Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98112

 Saturday, Feb 20, 2010: Om Bikram Bista: Live in Concert



More Info coming soon...
 Saturday, October 3rd, 2009: Dashain Celebration 2009 (2066 B.S.)

विजया दशमीको शुभकामना!
Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly announces the Annual Dashain Celebration 2009 (2066 B.S.) on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at the Ballroom of Lake City Elks Lodge No 1800. Please join us to celebrate our diverse Nepali culture. Let's meet and greet each other, enjoy the food of Nepal and socialize together during this festival season. The program schedule is as follows:

Entrance: 6:00pm
Program Start:
7:00pm – The Celebration will start officially at 7:00pm followed by Nepali Cultural Program.
Nepali Cultural Program:

7:30pm to 9:00pm – by our locally talented cultural artists (dancers and singers).
Open Floor Dance Party:
9:00pm to 12am – DJ Sampurna Prajapati.
Children's Entertainment:
7:30pm to 12:00am – This time we have Entertainment Room for children. They will be watching new-fun movies.

Entrance Fee: Cash or Check
RSVP Members: $10 each
RSVP Non-Members: $13 each
Children:
Free Entrance for age of 10 or Under
At The Door Without RSVP:
$15 each
Note: The Dinner will be sold separately by The Everest Kitchen.

Delicious Nepali Dinner:
This year, The Everest Kitchen will be catering Nepali Dinner at the Event. The restaurant will be serving Delicious Nepali Dinner with "Khasiko Maasu" to our members/friends.
Here is the Dinner Menu:
1. Rice (Bhaat)
2. Aalu-Tama-Body
3. Goat Curry (Khasiko Maasu)
4. Mix Vegetables
5. Saag
6. Achaar (Bhatmas Sadheko, Golbhedako Achaar)
7. Nepali Chiya (Chai)
Dinner Price:
NSS Member: $7.00 each
Others: $9.00 each
Children: Free for age of 5 or under and Half Price for the age of 6 to 12.

Membership:
We accept New Membership and Membership Forms will be available at the door.

RSVP:

We would like to kindly request you to RSVP by Friday, October 2nd so that it will help the catering restaurant to make the food accordingly (we hope you will understand this). We have been sending out Evite Invitation to our Member and Friends. Please reply/RSVP on Evite ASAP. When you RSVP, please let us how many people are attending from your family (Total Adults and Total kids).

If you have not received Evite, please
Click Here for our Evite Invitation Page and you can Reply/RSVP through this page, OR, let us know by email. We will have a RSVP list at the entrance so that our volunteer could charge accordingly.

Venue:

Lake City Elks Lodge No 1800
14540 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155-7606
Click here to view in Large...
Click on the map to view in Large Size.

FREE Parking:
There is plenty of parking spot for 600 cars.

Driving Directions:
I-5 North/South Bound:
Take Exit # 175, Go to East on NE 145th St.(WA-523) for about 30 blocks until you get there, 1/2 block east of Bothell Way (aka Lake City Way). Elks Lodge is on the left side.

Note:
If you or your children are interested to perform in Nepali Cultural Program at this Dashain Celebration, please let us know ASAP. You can either e-mail or call us. We encourage children to participate and show their talents as well. You can perform/dance in Nepali songs or sing Nepali songs on a sound track or live band.

Would you like to know about Dashain Festival?, Click Here:
http://www.visitnepal.com/nepal_information/dashain.php


Thank you and see you at the Celebration.
 Saturday, Sep.19, 2009:
 EDUCATION FORUM ON LABOR/EMPLOYMENT LAW & LANDLORD/TENANT RIGHTS
Dear Members and Friends of NSS, NWSA and Bhutanese-Nepali;

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) and Northwest Sherpa Association (NWSA) jointly invites you to a FREE presentation "EDUCATION FORUM ON LABOR/EMPLOYMENT LAW & LANDLORD/TENANT RIGHTS" to discuss the following issues planned specially for the Nepali/Bhutani community on this Saturday, Sep.19th 2009 at the University Heights Center. We hope that you this will be very helpful to all of us for our daily livings. We request all of you to attend and learn/understand these very important issues. Also, please forward/circulate this message to your friends and families and encourage them to attend this forum.

DATE: Saturday, Sep.19th 2009 TIME: 11:45 am - 3:00 p.m.
Venue:
University Heights Center (Room # 209)
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Web: www.uhcca.org

Landlord/Tenant Issues:
The main issues to be discussed are:
  • What rights, in general, does a tenant have? i.e. asbestos/lead poisoning warnings, notice re: evictions, notice re: rent increases; notice re: entry into premises leased/rented by tenants.
     
  • Maintenance requests: What do tenants have to pay for and within what time frame must maintenance requests be honored? If not fixed, what recourse do tenants have?
     
  • What rights apply to tenants vis-à-vis discrimination based on any of the protected grounds? Can tenants be denied space based on perceptions re: race or religion
     
  • For the Bhutanese Refugee community the main point of discussion will be what can you do if you sign a rental agreement and If you qualify for Section 8 while the rental contract is in effect. What rights, if any, do you have to walk away from current rental agreements?

With Respect to Labor/Employment Issues:
The main issues to be discussed are:

  • What rights in general does an employee have? Minimum wage, How many hours per day can one you expected to work? What over time benefits must be given for extra work?
     
  • Termination: Brief explanation of “At Will” employment – important information for people working in hotels, restaurants, gas stations or any job that pays you by the hour instead of salary.
     
  • For members of the community that are in full time jobs – what benefits must be afforded? i.e health care? Paid vacations?

This panel is organized by a Nepali Attorney Ms. Kripa Upadhyay with the help of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) whose lawyers have very kindly agreed to give this information to the community for free.

Note: Light Snacks will be provided at this Education Forum.

Venue Map:


Thank you all and we look forward to see you at this very important Education Forum.

 Saturday, Sep. 5, 2009: 8th Pacific Northwest Nepali Jamghat-Picnic
Dear Members and Friends;

Nepal Seattle Society is proud to host this year's 8th Pacific Northwest Nepali Jamghat 2009 (Annual Combined-Friendly Picnic) being held on this Saturday, September 5, 2009 at the Warren G. Magnuson Park, Sandpoint, Seattle. Since this is a Northwest Combined picnic, we (Washington) will be joined by our friends and families from Nepali Association of Oregon, and Nepali Cultural Society of Vancouver BC. It's hard to believe it has been 8 years since we started this great tradition "Annual Pacific Northwest Jamghat".

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly invites all of you to this Jamghat-Picnic.

Since this is a potluck picnic, we know that our members and friends are waiting to know what food/beverage they need to bring. Below is a list of Food and Beverages for each family to bring. If anyone wants to bring other items in addition to the below food items, you are more than welcome.

1) NSS:
BBQ Chicken/Pork, Goat curry, Rice, HotDog (Chicken/Pork), Drinking water, Plates, Spoons, Forks and Napkins (any supplies as needed).

2) East Side:
Kirkland - Aalu-Dumm
Bellevue - Vegetable Curry
Redmond - Aalu-Gopi
Mercer Island - Aalu-Gopi
Issaquah - Saag (Greens)
Other East side - Achar & Snacks

3) West Side:
West Seattle/Alki area - Chicken Curry, Achar
Magnolia/Ballard/Queen Anne/Vason Island - Chicken Curry

4) North Side:
Shoreline/Edmonds/Mt.Lake Terrace - Vegetable Curry, Achar, Saag/Mix Vegetables
Everett/Lynnwood/Kingston - Aalu-Gopi, Chicken Curry
Greenwood/Greenlake - Vegetable Curry, Chowmein
Bothell/Lake City - Chowmein
University District - Chicken Curry
Other North side - Chowmein

5) South Side:
Renton - Chicken Curry
Kent/Aburn - Aalu Dumm, Achar, Fruits, Chowmein
South Seattle/Sea-Tac/Federal Way - Desserts & Green Salad (Cucumber/Carrot)

6) Other Area:
Rainier/Beacon Hill/Capiton Hill - Saag (Green), Fruits
Downtown Seattle - Fruits, Snacks & Soft Drinks
Others - Finger Foods, Desserts, Snacks and Soft Drinks

Note:
Guests (Families/Members) from NAO/Oregon, and NCSBC/Vancouver BC will not bring any food/Beverages. Let's all welcome them to the 8th Pacific Northwest Nepali Jamghat (Cobined-Friendly Picnic). Let's meet, greet and give our warm welcome to all.

Games:
There will be a Running Shield Volleyball tournament between the teams from Oregon, Vancouver BC and Washington. Please come and support your team. In addition to volleyball, there will be other fun games between members/friends of NSS, NCSBC and NAO which includes - Tog-of-war, Musical chair, Ice breaking/Ballon, and antakhseri for adults. For children, there will be Pinata forne, face painting, Mithai/Jalebi Khane, Musical Chair (Ball Pass) and other games. Note: This year we are providing various prizes/gifts including cash prizes.

Re: Volleyball Tournament/Team Registration/Detail - please contact our Team Captain Mr. Madan Shrestha at (206) 427-7818, or Co-captain Mr. Puspa Shrestha at (425) 971-0595.

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time: 11am till Dusk

Venue:
Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Click Here For Driving Directions

Park Info: http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/Magnuson/


Should you have any suggestions, questions or comments please feel free to let us know. Thank you and we hope to see you all at the jamghat-picnic.
 Saturday, July 25, 2009: General Assembly Meeting of NSS
General Assembly (GA) Meeting of Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) is being held on Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at the University Heights Center in University District from 11:30am - 4:00pm. We organized this event at our members request; so please plan to attend this very important General Assembly. Please keep in mind that only those members who subscribed/renewed their membership by June 18th 2009 will be eligible to participate in this GA.

Event: GA of NSS
Date : Saturday, July 25, 2009
Time: 11:30 am - 4:00pm

Venue:
University Heights Center (Room # 209)
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Main Agenda of the GA:
1. Welcome to GA
2. Constitution Amendment Process
3. Close Session to Discuss over the Draft
4. Session Open and Answer Sheet Collection from General Members (Article Wise Votes on a Separate Answer Sheet)
5. General Election 2009 Mandate/Process
6. Close Out

Light snacks, chiya and water will be provided at the meeting.

Note: General Members list has been published already at our website. Click on About Us page and you will find the link for General Members.

Thank you and see you at the GA.
 Saturday, April 18, 2009: Nepali New Year 2066 B.S. Celebration
Happy Nepali New Year 2066 B.S.
Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly announces Nepali New Year 2066 B.S. celebration on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Russian Cultural Center in Capital Hill/Seattle. Please join us to celebrate an exciting Nepali Cultural program with our talented local artists and Guest Artists (Dance Groups) from University of Idaho, Nepali Student Association.

Venue:
Russian Cultural Center of Seattle (http://www.russiancc.org/)
704 19th Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98112
Google Map

Program Schedule:
6:00pm:         Door Opens
6:30-7:15pm: Nepali Dinner Buffet
7:15-7:30pm: Program begins with President's welcome speech.
7:30-7:45pm: Slide show presentation
7:50-9:30pm: Nepali Cultural songs/dances by our talented local artist and guest artists from University of Idaho
9:30-1:00am: Open floor dance party hosted by our DJ Sampurna Prajapati and Shanti Thapa

MC of the Evening:
NSS's Pioneer MC Mr. Madhu Dahal

Entrance Fee (Cash or Check Accepted):
*NSS Member = $20/person
*Non-Member = $25/person
*Member Student = $15/person (with student ID)
*Non-member Student = $20/person (with student ID)
*Member Family up to 4 = $70/person (Immediate family members only)
*Non-member Family up to 4 = $90/person (Immediate family members only)
And additional family member, add $15 each for members and $20 for non-members (Immediate family members only).
*Children 8 or under FREE
Note: Immediate family member includes - mother, father, child, spouse: including step and foster relationships (does not include uncle, aunt, cousin or other relatives).

Membership:
We accept New Membership at the door.

RSVP Request:
We would like to kindly request you to RSVP by Monday, April 13 so that it will help us to order the food accordingly (we hope you understand). You can e-mail us to RSVP for the event at info@nepalseattle.org or on Evite. When you RSVP, please let us how many people are attending from your family and print everyone's name. We will have a RSVP list at the entrance and will charge accordingly. Note: If you have not received our Evite invitation, please let us know.

Happy New Year 2066 BS and and see you at the party!
 Saturday, October 11, 2008: Dashain Celebration 2008/2065 B.S.
Happy Dashain 2065 B.S.
विजया दशमीको शुभकामना!

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly announces the Annual Dashain Celebration 2008/2065B.S. on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Russian Cultural Center in Capital Hill/Seattle. Please join us to celebrate our diverse Nepali culture. Let's meet and greet each other, enjoy the food of Nepal and socialize together during this festival season. The program schedule is as follows:

Entrance:
5:30pm
Nepali Dinner: 6pm to 7:30pm (Nepali Buffet Dinner)
Nepali Cultural Program: 7:30pm to 8:45pm by our locally talented cultural artists (dancers and singers) following Live Nepali Concert by "The Gorkhes In Black."
Open Floor Dance Party: 9:00pm to 11pm – DJ Nishma Shrestha and Sagun Karmacharya.
Entrance Fee: Cash or Check
RSVP and New members:
$20/person, $70 for a family of up to four and $15 each for additional family member (immediate family members only)
At The Door:
$25/person, $100 for a family of up to four and $20 each for additional family member (immediate family members only).
Membership:
We accept New Membership at the door as well.

Very Important:
We would like to kindly request you to RSVP by Monday, October 6th so that it will help us order the food accordingly (we hope you understand). We have sent out Evite Invitation to our Member and Friends. Please reply on Evite ASAP. When you RSVP, please let us how many people are attending from your family. If you have not received Evite Invitation, please let us know by email. We will make a RSVP list for the volunteers at the entrance so that they could charge accordingly.

Note:
If you are interested to perform in Nepali Cultural Program, please let us know. You can either e-mail or call us. We encourage children to participate and show their talents as well. You can perform/dance in Nepali songs or sing Nepali songs on a sound track or live band.

Venue:
Russian Cultural Center of Seattle (http://www.russiancc.org/)
704 19th Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98112

Driving Directions:
I-5 North/South Bound:
Will be updated shortly...

Would you like to know about Dashain Festival?, Click Here:
http://www.visitnepal.com/nepal_information/dashain.php
 Saturday, August 30, 2008: 7th Pacific NW Nepalese Gathering in Vancouver BC
We are traveling to Vancouver on Saturday, August 30, 2008 to attend the 7th Pacific Northwest Nepalese Gathering (Combined picnic of NAO/Portland, NSS/Seattle, and NCSBC/Vancouver/BC), hosted this year by NCSBC of Vancouver. We have chartered a bus for our trip in the Nepali fashion of singing and dancing which, we are hoping, will be great fun for you all. We have very limited seats on the bus and we request you to reserve your seats immediately. You can e-mail or call us to reserve the seats.

Those of you who are driving on your own, please let us know. We have to inform the host so they can manage accordingly.

Bus Fare: $35 each (per seat) for round trip - Cash or Cheque Accepted
Pick Up time and Place: 8:00am at Northgate Park & Ride (South-West Corner)
Leave Vancouver: @6:00 pm
Picnic Spot: Will be posted on the website

Pacific NW Running Shield Volleyball Tournament:
NSS will participate in the Pacific Northwest Running Shield Volleyball Tournament at the picnic so those of you who are willing to participate for the Volleyball Tournament on behalf of NSS, please coordinate with our coordinators/players immediately:
Mr. Diwakar Thapa
Mr. Madan Shrestha
Mr. Pushpa Shrestha
Mr. Kiran Shrestha
Mr. Tek Narayan Shrestha

Note: We will publish the combined picnic and park detail shortly on our website, please keep checking. We do not have to take any food or beverages to the picnic. The hosting organization will manage everything.
 Saturday, August 9, 2008: Annual Potluck Picnic 2008

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly invites all of you to the Annual Potluck Picnic on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Lake Sammamish State Park, for a afternoon of fun, sports and socializing. Since this is a potluck picnic, our members/friends are requested to bring all types of Food, beverages etc.

Lake Sammamish State Park is a great picnic place and we will have lots of fun games for adults including volleyball, tug-of-war, couple's three leged race, badminton, and for children piñata forne, and many more fun games. Let us make this picnic a great event of the summer. Food/Beverages: NSS will provide BBQ Chicken, rice and drinking water. All other foods will be brought by members/friends as potluck. Below is the list of food & beverage for each family to bring:

1) NSS: BBQ Chicken, rice, Plates, Spoons, Forks and Napkins, Drinking water, ice

2) East Side:
Kirkland - Chicken Curry or Goat Curry
Bellevue - Aalu-Gopi
Redmond - Aalu-Gopi
Mercer Island - Chicken Curry or Goat Curry
Issaquah - Chowmein & Achar
Other East side - Chowmein & Achar

3) West Side:
West Seattle/Alki area - Chowmein & Achar
Magnolia/Ballard/Queen Anne/Vason Island - Fruits, Drinks & Snacks

4) North Side:
Shoreline/Edmonds/Mt.Lake Terrace - Vegetable Curry, Achar, Saag/Mix Vegetables
Everett/Lynnwood/Kingston - Chicken Curry or Goat Curry
Greenwood/Greenlake - Vegetable Curry, Chowmein
Bothell/Lake City - Saag/Mix Vegetables(Green), Soft Drinks
University District - Aalu Dumm, or Mix Veg Curry
Other North side - Achar & Snacks, Soft Drinks

5) South Side:
Renton - Chicken Curry or Goat Curry
Kent/Aburn - Aalu Dumm, Achar, Fruits, Chowmein
South Seattle/Sea-Tac/Federal Way - Desserts & Green Salad(Cucumber/Carrot)

6) Other Area:
Rainier/Beacon Hill/Capiton Hill - Saag (Green), Fruits
D.T.Seattle - Finger Foods & Soft Drinks
Others - Finger Foods, Desserts, Snacks and Soft Drinks

If anyone wants to bring other items in addition to the above food items, you are more than welcome. Games:These games will be organized at the picnic - Volleyball, Tug-of-war, and couple's three legged race for adults. And, Pinata forne, Drawings, face painting and other games for children; there will be prizes for wining kids. Games will be co-ordinated by Diwakar Thapa, Pushpa Shrestha, Tek Narayan Shrestha, Madan Shrestha, Nishma Shrestha, Bandana Shrestha, Tsering Sherpa and NSS Youth Group. The final/wining team of the Volleyball will play at the 7th annual Northwest Nepalese Combined Picnic in Vancouver, Canada on August 31st on behalf of NSS. Singing/Dancing: We will have some singing and dancing as well (DJ Sampurna Parajapati). Please bring some nice Nepali songs of your choise to play and dance with. No Alcohol: Alcohol is not allowed in the park.

Date: Saturday, August 9, 2008
Time: 11am - till dusk
Venue:
Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 NW Sammamish Rd.
Issaquah, WA 98027
Park Info: http://www.issaquahhistory.org/sites/statepark.htm

Driving Direction:
The park is located one mile northwest of the City of Issaquah and on the south end of Lake Sammamish. On Interstate highway 90 take exit 15 and go north to NW Sammamish Road which is about one block. Turn left and travel approx. ¼ mile to the park entrance on the right. Look for the picnic shelter at the center of the ground, by the water. We will put up our flag for a land mark.

For further updates and other information please check our website. If you have any suggestions, questions or comments please feel free to call or email us.

Thank you and see you at the picnic!

 Thursday, July 17, 2008: Nepal Wireless-Presentation by Dr. Mahabir Pun
We are organizing a "Talk Program - Wireless Information Highway Across Nepal" on Thursday, July 17, 2008 and on behalf of Nepal Seattle Society (NSS), we request our members and friends to join us to meet our guest speaker Dr. Mahabir Pun at The Seattle Mennonite Church from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Dr. Pun is an extraordinary visionary who has made great changes to how villagers communicate and connect with the outside world. He was attended the annual convention of Associations of Nepalese in Americas (ANA) as a distinguished guest from July 4 to 6, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. He appealed NRN community to support in making Nepal wireless in the next few years.

Dr. Pun is well known for his extensive work in applying wireless technologies to develop remote areas of Nepal. As an innovative community leader he has been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award(Asian equivalent of a Nobel Peace Prize) as well as an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska (UNK).

Dr. Pun will be presenting his past and present projects to build a Wireless Information Highway Across Nepal. Please, don't miss this opportunity to inspire and be inspired by this dynamic person.

Venue: Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St, Seattle WA 98125
(Map: http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3723414451)
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm

Please visit these website for more information about Dr. Mahabir Pun:
a) University of Nebraska: Mahabir Pun's Commencement Address: http://www.unk.edu/news/index.php?id=35392
b) About: http://www.himanchal.org/school-mahabir-pun.html
c) Nepal Wireless Networking Project: http://www.nepalwireless.net
d) The Ramon Magsaysay Award 2007 for Community Leadership: http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Citation/CitationPunMah.htm
e) BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1615454.stm

For further information or with any questions, please email us. Thank you and hope to see you on 17th July at 7pm.
Note: Light snacks/drinks will be provided.
 Saturday, April 12, 2008: New Year 2065 B.S. Party

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly presents Nepali New Year 2065 Celebration on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Russian Cultural Center in Capital Hill, Seattle. Please join us to celebrate an exciting Nepali cultural program with our talented local artists. Let's meet and greet each other and enjoy the culture and food of Nepal.

  

Venue:
Russian Cultural Center
704 19th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98122

For directions:
Google Map
 
  
Program Schedule:
6:15pm: Door opens
6:45-8:00pm: Nepali Dinner Buffet. Dining will be buffet style - please help yourself.
8:00-8:15pm: Program begins with welcome speech.
8:15-9:15pm: Nepali cultural dances/songs by our talented local artists. 
9:30p.m -1:00am: Open Floor Dance Party hosted by our DJ Mr. Sampurna Prajapati

Entrance/Donations:
* NSS Member = $20/person
* Non-member = $25/person
* Member Student = $15/person (with student ID)
* Non-member Student = $20/person (with student ID)
* Member Family up to 4 = $70 (Immediate family members only) 
* Non-member Family up to 4 = $90 (Immediate family members only) 
   And for additional family member, add $15 each for members and $20 for non members (Immediate family members only).
* Children 8 or under FREE
* Only Cash or Check Accepted. or prepay via PayPal
   Make your checks payable to NSS.
 

 

Note: Immediate family member includes- mother, father, child, spouse; including step and foster relationships (does not include uncle, aunt, cousin or other relatives).

Happy New Year 2065 B.S.!!!

 March 15, 2008: Nepali Movie Show: Kagbeni

Nepal Seattle Society proudly invites all of you to a Nepali Movie show "Kagbeni" on Saturday, March 15, 2008 1st show at 12:30 pm and 2nd show at 3:15 pm at Central Cinema in Capital Hill, Seattle.

"Kagbeni is a nepali movie directed by Bhusan Dahal. The movie is about two friends and their way of life in the hills. The movie truly shows the beautiful landscapes ad mountains of Kagbeni. The story is mainly revolving around Nima Rumba, Saugat Malla and Diya Maskey. It shows or portraits the lifestyles of the people , the way they eat, dress up and the hard toil they do in the difficult hilly areas as many city dwellers don't even think of that.

The main plot starts with the Nima Rumba returning to his village from abroad. He then meets his old friend and goes to another place in their respective work. On their way to the place they meet a hermit who gives them monkey claw which has the power to bless and return whatever the user asks but in return will have a curse bestowed upon. So the main plot of the movie Kagbeni revolves around the claw. The wish that is being made and the curse that will come along. It's a nice bit of storyline.

Here is the link to the movie trailer: YouTube - Kagbeni - the movie trailer

Please come and join us for the enjoyable movie at the Central Cinema, in Capital Hill. The theaterhas a limited capacity (125), so please RSVP as soon as possible.

For more information or RSVP, please feel free to e-mail us or contact any one of the following people: Shree Ram Dahal: 206-915-3314, Sampurna Prajaparti: 206-931-3863, Kiran Shrestha: 206-697-8933, Shanti Thapa: 206-245-5246, Tek Narayan Shrestha: 206-354-1176

We will be selling snacks and soft drinks as well.

Admission fee: $10/person (Children under 10 - free)
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008 1st show at 12:30 pm and 2nd show at 3:15 pm

Venue: Central Cinema

1411 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 686-6684
Get directions

www.central-cinema.com

 February 3, 2008: Talk Program with Mr. Sindhu Nath Pyakurel

We are organizing a talk program on this Sunday, February 3, 2008 and on behalf of Nepal Seattle Society (NSS), we request our members and friends to join us to meet our guest speaker Mr Sindhu Nath Pyakurel at The Everest Kitchen from 2:30 to 4pm. We will definitely learn many things about the situation of Nepal.

Topic: "Nepali Constitution and Contemporary Issue"
Location: 14561 Bothell Way NE., Shoreline/Seattle, WA 98155
Date: Sunday, February 3, 2008
Time: 2:30 PM - 4 PM

Short Personal Profile of Mr. Sindhu Nath Pyakurel

Senior Attorney Mr. Sindhu Nath Pyakurel has been in law practice for the past 33 years. He was the president of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) for three years from the year 2000 to 2003. Under his dynamic leadership, Nepal Bar was actively involved in safeguarding and promoting human rights and the rule of Law in Nepal.

Mr. Sindhu Nath Pyakurel is the member of peace dialogue committee to facilitate talks with the rebels. He along with other members of the committee is in the regular process of preparing groundwork to bring Maoists and the Government to the negotiation table.

Besides being a law practitioner, Mr. Pyakurel was actively involved in the political activities during and after the Panchayat regime. He participated in the multi-party movement of 1990s and was arrested and jailed several times. Mr. Pyakurel was a founder member of United peoples Front, a coalition of different political organizations in Nepal. After the restoration of multi-party system, he was elected to the National Assembly, the upper house of parliament for four years.

At present Mr. Pyakurel is not aligned to any political organization but he is actively involved in his legal profession, political and human rights issues in Nepal and abroad. As a coordinator of Public Concern Committee of Nepal Bar Association, he led the team to monitor and oversee human rights situations in different parts of the country. As the president of Nepal Bar Association, Mr. Pyakurel was the member of a task force formed under the aegis of HMG Nepal and United Nation Development Program (UNDP) that prepared reports on human rights which have been incorporated in the 10th Five year plan of Nepal.

Mr. Pyakurel is the active member of Human Rights Organization SAARC, a human rights watchdog for South Asian region, and is in the advisory committee of Human Rights Organization Nepal (HURON). He was also the counseling member of Forum for Protection of Human Rights Nepal (FOPUR), a pioneer human rights organization.

Mr. Sindhu Nath Pyakurel has participated and presented papers in various workshop seminars on Law, Human Rights, and Conflict management in Nepal and abroad.

 January 27, 2008: Nepali Movie show "Basain" and Tax Information session
Basain (Migration)

Nepal, 2006, 122 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topic: Asian
Program: Awards Buzz - Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Nepali English Sub-Titles

Based on the Nepalese magnum opus Basain, paints a vivid picture of a beautiful rural community in Nepal, focusing on one family?s heartrending struggle for survival, before their poverty forces them to leave their home in search of a better life.

DIRECTOR: Subash Prasad Gajurel
Producer: Maniram Ghimire
Editor: Banish Shah
Screenwriter: Nayan Raj Pandey
Cinematographer: Raju Bikram Thapa
Music: Shakti Ballav
Principal Cast: Ganesh Uprety, Mithila Sharma, Uttam Pradhan, Ranju Lamichhane, Mukunda Shrestha
Filmography: Maya Baiguni (2001)

Free Tax Information Session: We will also be hosting a Tax Information session from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. presented by Mr. Sabin Pradhan (Tax Guru) and Ms.?Shanti Thapa. Please take advantage of this?great opportunity to ask any tax questions you may have.?The movie show will start at 1:00 p.m.

Please come and join us for the enjoyable movie and tax information session at the Central Cinema, in Capital Hill. The theater?has a limited capacity (125), so please RSVP as soon as possible.

For more information or RSVP, please feel free to e-mail us or contact any one of the following people: Shree Ram Dahal: 206-915-3314, Sampurna Prajaparti: 206-931-3863, Kiran Shrestha: 206-697-8933, Shanti Thapa: 206-245-5246, Tek Narayan Shrestha: 206-354-1176

Admission fee: $10/person (Children under 10 - free)

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2008 @12:00pm

Venue: Central Cinema

1411 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 686-6684
Get directions

www.central-cinema.com

 October 20, 2007: Dashain Celebration 2007 (2064 BS)

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly announces the Annual Dashain Celebration 2007/2064 B.S. on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at West Seattle American Legion POST 160 in West Seattle. Please join us to celebrate our diverse Nepali culture. Let's meet and greet each other, enjoy the food of Nepal and socialize together during this festival season.
Click here for detailed info: http://www.nepalseattle.org/dashain2007.php
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 September 1, 2007: 6th Northwest Nepalese Combined Picnic

"6th Northwest Nepalese Combined Picnic" will be held in Portland, Oregon. This year the Nepali Association of Oregon (NAO) will be hosting the combined picnic at Blue Lake Park, Portland. We will ride a BUS to the picnic and we request our members/friends to reserve your bus seats by August 26th. Detailed information will be published here soon...
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 August 18, 2007: NSS's Annual Potluck Picnic

This year "NSS's Annual Potluck Picnic 2007" will be held at Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah.
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 June 29th - July 1st, 2007 - ANA Convention 2007

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  May 6, 2007 - NSS Participates in API Heritage Month Celebration

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Click here for detailed information:
http://www.nepalseattle.org/api-month2007.php
or
http://www.seattlecenter.com/news/detail.asp?ME_MediaNum=1036

  April 21, 2007 - Nepali New Year 2064 B.S. Celebration

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Click here for detailed information: http://www.nepalseattle.org/nepalinewyear2064.php

  March 17, 2007: Meet Mr. Allen Tuladhar

Dear Members and Friends:
Most of you might not be aware that Mr. Allen Tuladhar (also fondly called Nepal's Bill Gates) is here in Seattle for Microsoft Global Summit for Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). He has expressed interest in meeting Nepalese people in Seattle/Washington and also wants to share his opinions with us.
In his own words:
"Regarding the Nepal Seattle Society, I would be interested to meet up with people and even try to do a small presentation on what I think the role of Nepal could be in ICT development and how NRNs in the US could contribute back to their country. More importantly, I would like to network and know what the Nepalese here are thinking of in terms of what is going on in Nepal? not only the political but also the economic, business and development sector of Nepal."

Mr. Tuladhar owns his own company in Nepal http://www.unlimit.com and also is actively involved in getting the government to do several projects to promote IT industry in Nepal. He is a member secretary of HLCIT (High level commission for Information Technology, http://www.hlcit.gov.np) involved with promoting Nepali language in Information Technology and is also the chairperson of FIT Nepal (Forum for Information Technology Nepal, http://www.fitnepal.org.np).

We think we will all have something to gain by meeting Mr. Tuladhar. Nepal Seattle Society is organizing a meeting where we can meet Mr. Allen Tuladhar. Please join us!

Date:
Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 4:45pm SHARP. The meeting will end at 7:00pm.
Venue:
Microsoft Building 44 at the Conference Room# 3200 on the third floor.

Directions to building 44:
From 520 W:
->Take the 40/51st street exit
->Stay on the right lane (make sure you don?t turn on red light)
->Turn right after the light turns green (got busted once) (at 40th Street)
->Take right onto 156th AVE NE
->Take right at 36th Street.
->Immediately take left
->Turn left into building 44 parking lot.

From 520 E:
->Take the 40/51st street exit
->Take a left onto 40th street
->Take right onto 156th AVE NE
->Take right at 36th Street.
->Immediately take left
->Turn left into building 44 parking lot.

For more details or if you are lost, please call:
Mr. Chandika Bhandari At: 425-894-9610
Mr. Krishna Gurung At: 206-909-2853
Mr. Nabin Khanal At: 425-836-2162
Mr. Dhan B. Pun At: 206-321-5779

Note: Please be on time especially the people that don?t have access to the Microsoft building.

Organizing Committee:
Nepali Citizens Working in Microsoft

Thank you and see you at the meeting.

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS)

  Feb. 24, 2007: NSS Proudly Promotes "Sherpa Losar 2007"

Nepal Seattle Society is proud to promote "Sherpa LOSAR 2007 Celebration" organized by "Northwest Sherpa Association" this Saturday, February 24, 2007. This occasion is observed as festival in Nepal by Sherpas as well as Tamangs, Gurungs and Tibetans communities. We heartily request to our members and friends to join us and celebrate this year's Sherpa LOSAR 2007 - The Year of Fire Pig. Enjoy the exciting Sherpa traditions/culture with delicious Sherpa/Nepali foods, a DJ and dancing!
Sherpa Losar 2007 Celebration

Venue:
Nalanda West
3902 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, Wa 98103
 
Time: 5:00pm to 1:00am - Saturday, February 24, 2007
 
For more information contact:
Mr. Pasang Gyalzen Sherpa at 425-269-9155
Mr. Ang Babu Sherpa at 206-200-7804
 
Thank you and see you all at the celebration.
  January 20, 2007 - Raju Lama, Nima Rumba, Mingma Sherpa Live in Seattle

Raju Lama (The Mangolian Heart),

Nima Rumba and Mingma Sherpa

LIVE IN SEATTLE

Nepal Seattle Society proudly presents Nepal's top of the top Pop Stars - Raju Lama (The Mangolian Heart), Nima Rumba and Mingma Sherpa Live in Seattle.

After successful performances in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, Atlanta, Minnesota, Chicago, Toronto, and now Live in Seattle. Please join us for this sensational musical event on January 20, 2007, Saturday at 6:30pm.

Click Here For Promotional Video!

Raju Lama, The Mongolian Heart...
Nima Rumba...
Mingma Sherpa...

Date:
January 20, 2007, Saturday @ 6:30 PM

Tickets:
$20 each
Children under 10 - FREE

For Tickets Contact:
Dhan B. Pun, 206-321-5779
Shanti Thapa, 206-245-5246
Sita Gurung, 206-250-0971
Karma Sherpa, 206-255-0613
Diwakar Thapa, 206-427-9896
Shova Rana, 206-265-2684
Shree Ram Dahal, 206-915-3314
Joany Pradhan, 206-789-7673
Madan Shrestha, 206-427-7818
Kiran Shrestha, 206-854-6837
Krishna/Anita Gurung, 206-909-2853
Sarmila/Raju Adhikari, 206-229-3719
Or, E-mail to: info@nepalseattle.org

Venue:
Ballard Community Center
6020  28th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Driving Direction:
From I-5 Northbound or Southbound:
1. Take exit#172/N 85th St towards Aurora/Greenwood Ave.
2. Follow N 85th St to 8th Ave. NW and turn left on 8th Ave. NW
3. Follow 8th NW southbound to NW 65th St.
4. Turn right on NW 65th St. and continue going west.
5. Turn left on 28th Ave. NW
6. The Ballard Community Center and playfield are on your left located at the corner of 28th Ave NW and NW 60th St.
Website: http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/parks/Centers/Ballard/directions.htm

Plan a trip by Bus, click here:
http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl?resptype=U&destloc=28th%20Ave%20NW%20and%20NW%2060th%20St

After Hours NSS DJs:... Krishna Gurung and Shree Ram Dahal
Dance till you drop with Raju Lama, Nima Rumba and Mingma Sherpa.

Sponsors:
Please e-mail NSS immediately: info@nepalseattle.org.

Thank you and see you at the event.

  October 22, 2006 - Dashain, Tihar, and Mha Puja Celebration

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Dashain, Tihar and Mha Puja will be celebrated on October 22, 2006. Click on the picture for detailed nformation or click at this link: http://www.nepalseattle.org/dashain2006.php
Venue:
Egan Hall @ St. John Parish
123 North 79th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

  Sep.27 to Oct. 1, 2006 - Three Nepali Films in Seattle

Nepal Seattle Society and Tasveer Present Three Nepali Films in The Seattle's 3rd Independent South Asian Film Festival (ISAFF):
September 27th - October 1st, 2006
Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
September 27, 2006 at 7:00pm: The Last Race, 23 min.
September 30, 2006 at 2:00pm: Suk Bahadur Class IV, 23 min.
September 30, 2006 at 4:30pm: Punam, 28 min.
Click here for detailed information...
Click here for detail:
http://www.nepalseattle.org/3rdisaff.php
Click here for detail: http://isaff.tasveer.org/

  September 9, 2006: 5th Pacific Northwest Nepali Jamghat 2006

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Click here for detail: http://www.nepalseattle.org/picnic2006.php

  August 5, 2006, Saturday - Live Nepali Musical Concert

Featuring:
Harish Mathema with Angels Band
Raju Lama (The Angels Band), Srijan Tamrakar (Okely Band)
Rajesh Khadgi, Uttam K. Shrestha, and Prabin Dash Shrestha
Click here for detailed information...
Click here for detail:
http://www.nepalseattle.org/concert082006.php

  July 14, 15 & 16,  2006: Team Nepal Participates in All Nations Cup 2006

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Click here for detail: http://www.nepalseattle.org/sports.php

  July 9, 2006, Sunday - Fundraiser Dinner for Team Nepal

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Click here for detail: http://www.nepalseattle.org/dinner4teamnepal06.php

Past Events

  April 22, 2006, Saturday - Nepali New Year 2063 B.S. Celebration

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:
http://www.nepalseattle.org/nepalinewyear2063.php

  March 26, 2006, Sunday - Daughters of Everest

Daughters of Everest...

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  March 18, 2006, Saturday - Reporter on Top

A Breathtaking Video Documentary & Slide Presentation
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  March 4, 2006, Saturday - Sherpa LOSAR Celebration 2006

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  March 3, 2006, Friday - World Language Day 2006 @ UW

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) is participating in World Language Day 2006 at University of Washington. NSS will present "About Nepal and Nepali Language". Video documentary "In The Shadow Of The Himalaya - How people live in Nepal" will be shown as well. This documentary is produced and directed by Tamara Plush, Smudge Production, LLC.

Location:
University of Washington, Seattle/WA, Ballmer Room # 214

Presentation: About Nepal and Nepali Language

Presentation Time: 9:30am to 10:20am

Volunteers for the Presentation:
Dhan Pun, NSS General Secretary
Shova Rana, NSS Executive Member
Johny Pradhan, NSS Member


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