Four major Nepalese community organizations, ANA, ANMA, BANA, and INLS jointly hosted the “Nepali National Convention 2019” in Baltimore, Maryland, USA during July 5 to 7, 2019. Eight other community-based organizations including Blood Donors of America, Society of American Nepalese Nurses, Nepalese Association of Florida, Nepal Pasa Pucha Amerikaye, America Nepal Women’s Association of Greater Washington, Nepal Education and Culture Center, America Nepal Society, and Association of Nepali Teraian in America were involved as co-hosts of the convention. Several other local organizations participated in support of the convention.
The Forum “Diaspora’s Role in Nepal’s Development” was held from 1:30-3:00 pm on July 6, 2019 at the National Convention at the Red Lion Hotel in North Baltimore. The nine panelists at the Forum were Prof. Durga Dutta Poudel, Dr. Govinda Timilsina, Prof. Udaya Wagle, Dr. Shyam Thapa, Ms. Bandita Sharma Dahal, Dr. Usha Sharma, Ms. Madhavi Basnet Karki, Ms. Prabha Bhattarai Deuja, and Dr. Swarnim Wagle (guest panelist).
The forum was moderated by Dr. Ambika P. Adhikari and Mr. Rajendra Khatiwada. The electronic newspaper e-Nepalese.com broadcasted the session live on Facebook, and recorded a video of the session, which was published on Facebook.
Some sixty individuals attended the session, and many participated in the Forum through questions and answers. In addition, informal discussions between the nine panelists, moderators and several participants took place before and after the Forum
ANA, ANMA, BANA, INLS
Ambika P. Adhikari, Diwakar Dahal, Rajendra Khatiwada. Summary Report of the Discussion at the Forum "Diaspora’s Role in Nepal’s Development". Baltimore, MD, USA. July 5-7, 2019. Organized by ANA, ANMA, BANA and INLS.
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