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NRN for prosperous Nepal?? and Global conference

admin October 14th, 2007

NRN Global Conference BannerI was going throught the news today and was happy to read that Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRN) has expressed commitment to transform Nepal into a prosperous country within a decade if the government and the political parties create a conducive environment for investment.

It’s really a good thing to hear from NRN but the thing is “NRN is talking about prosperous Nepal but NRN itself is not following the Non Resident Nepali (NRN) bill passed by Legislature Parliament, so the organisation which don’t follow the bills and laws, dreams of prosperous Nepal.” It’s really surprising.

The bill defined NRN as those Nepalese living in foreign land for more than two years but the NCC of the country where I am living (Singapore) is full of New Nepali Faces in Singapore who even haven’t been abroad for a year. I don’t know about other countries but in Singapore the NCC is completely political from what I hear as besides those in the committee no one knows them. They only have their internal meeting and forgets about other Nepalese and expatriate living here in Singapore for many years. Similary the so called committee hasn’t still revealed how many delegates they have sent for the global conference to represent Nepalese in Singapore and if they have sent any¬† then are the real eligible NRNs? I guess its the same in other countries, so the main agenda for Continue Reading »

Old age home by NRN

admin October 13th, 2007

An old age home has been built by NRN at Devghat, a sacred religious site, in Chitwan. The well-equipped building contains 58 beds along with a dining room, a meeting hall and rest rooms.

Constructed at a cost of Rs 14 million, the building was jointly inaugurated by NRN president Dr. Upendra Mahato, Swami Atmananda Giri and Chandiraj Dhakal, president of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Jiba Lamichhane, representative of the NRN International council for Russia informed that over 50 Nepalis from 13 countries contributed for the building.

Chandi Raj Dhakal , president of FNCCI demanded that the government create investment0-friendly environment in the country.

via: Kantipur Online

Dashain Day 1: Ghatasthapana

admin October 11th, 2007

Dasain, GhatasthapanaGhatasthapana - October 12, 2007
The first day of Dashain is called Ghatasthapana, which literally means pot establishing. On this day the kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolising goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room. The kalash is filled with holy water and covered with cowdung on to which seeds are sown. A small rectangular sand block is made and the kalash is put in the centre. The surrounding bed of sand is also seeded with grains. The ghatasthapana ritual is performed at a certain auspicious moment determined by the astrologers. At that particular moment the priest intones a welcome, requesting goddess Durga to bless the vessel with her presence.

The room where the kalash is established Continue Reading »