Dear NOA friends, families, and community members:
The Newah Organization of America (NOA) cordially invites you to a unique cultural and religious event, the Sri Swasthani Brata Samapan (Closing Ceremony) in the greater Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. This exciting puja is being performed by renowned Newah Priest and scholar Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay, in the traditional way like in Salinadi of Sankhu, Nepal. Please join us to make this a great community event!
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 11:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Greater Baltimore Hindu Temple,
2909 Bloom Road,
Finksburg, MD 21048
The cost to sit in the puja is $35.00 per person or $50:00 per couple. The puja starts promptly at noon and will last for about 3 hours so please be sure to arrive at 11:00 AM. This is one of our most special rituals—come to be rewarded by Goddess Sri Swasthani for your dedication and worship! Any generous individual who would like to make a financial or food contribution to the puja should contact NOA Treasurer Mr. Rajesh Lal Shrestha at 301-905-7348.
Please contact one of the following people with any questions:
• Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha - 240-581-0078)
• Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay - 410-530-7312)
• Mrs. Meena Pradhan - 443-604-0478)
• Mrs. Babita Shrestha - 703-477-6920)
• Mr. Sushil Lal Shrestha - 571-278-7702)
• Mr. Mahindra Pradhan - 301-821-2796)
• Mr. Puskar Prajapati - 703-270-8456)
• Mr. Rajesh L. Shrestha - 301-905-7348)
• Mr. Yagya Man Shakya - 347-276-4846)
• Mr. Divakar Dhaubhadel - 301-355-8662)
• Mr. Kiran Ken Ranjit - 240-705-2754)
Thanks for your continued support!
The Executive Committee
Newah Organization of America
On Saturday, November 15, 2014, The Newah Organization of America (NOA) celebrated Nepal Sambat 1135,commemorating national hero Sankhadhar Sakhwa. In presence of Pancha Kanyas the NOA President, Chief Guest, and special guest offered khada and flower bouquets on the picture of Shankhadhar Sakhwa the Founder of Nepal Sambat (Nepal Era).
More than two hundred community members and friends were gathered at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland to enjoy this special New Year celebration. The festive celebration started with the Dhimay Baja and welcome by beautiful Pancha Kanyas Miss Megha Joshi, Miss Lujala Ranjit, Miss Bibhusa Pikha, and Miss Kate Shrestha and Miss Yashila Shrestha. Mrs. Haribaba Kayestha and Mrs. Vidya Pradhan offered the blessing tika and red kokha along with sagun that represents the Newah symbols of good luck and protection from evil to all guests as they arrived in the evening.
Mrs. Babita Shrestha and Mr. Pushkar Prajapati as Master of Ceremony called all of the meeting officials and attendee to begin the program. NOA President Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha welcomed Chief Guest Charge d’Affairs Embassy of Nepal Mr. Rishi Ram Ghimire, Honorable Special Guest Mr. Narendra Bhakta Hada, as well as organization representatives, media representatives, and all attendees. Mr. Shrestha extended warm greetings on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1135 and also mentioned that this organization is working together with all other organizations since it was established in 2001. He informed the recent celebration Nepal Sambat a New Year is belongs to all Nepalese people.
Mr. Beda Pradhan, NOA 1st Past President presided about NOA and its objective to preserve, promote and beyond our culture as well as language. Mr. Tribhuvan Tuladhar, NOA 2nd Past President highlighted National Hero Sankhadhar Sakhwa and importance of Nepal Sambat history founded in 879 AD prior to beginning of Nepal Sambat Calendar 1135 years ago.
Mr. Narendra Bhakta Hada, Honorable Special Guest and main speaker of the event elaborated the Newah Mhasika (Identity), its importance and necessity of preserving our own language and culture to our next generation. He also invited all the attendees to participate on the World Newah Organization Convention will be held end of April 2015 in Nepal.
Dear Friends and community members, jwajolappa!
You are cordially invited to the NEWAH ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA'S Annual Nepal Sambat 1135 celebration commemorating national
hero “Shankhadhar Sakhwa”
नेपालसम्बत११३५ कोसबैलाईमंगलमयशुभ-कामना !
Wishing you all a Happy Nepalese New Year NS 1135 !!
नेपालसम्बत ११३५ न्हूदंयालसताय्भिन्तुना !!!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Eastern Middle School
300 E. University Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Come enjoy delicious food, good company, and great entertainment in celebration of Nepal Sambat 1135, the National Era of Nepal. Join us for:
· >a traditional homemade Newah Samay Bajee and dinner buffet>
· >a live cultural program featuring NOALC students, local talent,
famous Nepalese singers and dancers including Mr. Yagya Man Shakya and many more.>
· >and DJ music for those who would like to groove!>
Mark your calendar now! Admission fee of $20 per person includes meals (Samay Bajee and Buffet Bhoy) as well as live entertainment. Children under 10 are free.
For more information, please visit www.newah.org.
Please share this announcement with your friends and family!
Thank you for your continued support!
With best holiday wishes from your NOA Executive Committee