Dear NOA friends and community members,
We are writing to share sad news affecting our community. The Newah Organization of America (NOA) families are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Mrs. Jaya Hada at age 70 on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, in Rockville, Maryland USA.
Mrs. Hada was the beloved wife of NOA Life Member and prominent Newah activist Mr. Dibya Hada. She is survived by her daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.
We deeply regret the loss of one of our own community members, who touched many lives and contributed so much to so many people during her life.We will miss Mrs. Hada and her warm, caring spirit dearly.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the entire Hada family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Dibya Hada and his loved ones at this difficult time.
The Executive Committee
Nepal Sambat 1134 celebration
Dear Friends and community members, jwojalapa!
You are cordially invited to the NEWAH ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA'S Annual Nepal Sambat 1134 celebration commemorating national hero “Shankhadhar Sakhwa”!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
300 E. University Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Come enjoy delicious food, good company, and great entertainment in celebration of Nepal Sambat 1134, 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,
· and DJ music by our very famous DJD for those who would like to groove!
ü Mark your calendar now! Admission fee of $20 per person. Life members and students with ID cards are $ 15.00 per person includes meals (Samay Bajee and Buffet Bhoy) as well as live entertainment. Children under 10 are free.
Please share this announcement with your friends and family!
Thank you for your continued support!
Newah People by Prof Manik Lal Shrestha
Let Us Promote the Identity, Language and Culture of Newah People!
Let Us Further Strengthen the Newah People´s Commitment and Dedication for Equality and Freedom!
(Keynote Address delivered at the Twelfth Annual Meeting and Convention of
Newah Organization of America May 25, 2013)
Prof Manik Lal Shrestha
Let me first extend my grateful thanks to all of you for giving me this opportunity of participating as chief guest in this auspicious Twelfth Annual Meeting and Convention of Newah Organization of America and delivering this Keynote Address. It is befitting that we discuss in this glorious Convention subjects of solemn importance like `What exactly is the identity of Newah people?´ `What are the features and importance of our language and culture?´ `What are the excellent virtues of Newah people?´ `What remarkable role have the Newah people played in the national democratic struggle of the Nepalese people and in the promotion of human independence and civilization?´ It is quite essential to deliberate in this meeting these important issues and I think it will be appropriate for me also to express my views on them. However it is quite embarassing for me that I am not an expert of language, literature and culture of Newah people as the organisers of this convention have expected. Anyway I venture to stand before you only to share with you my experiences in the capacity of an activist involved in the struggle for achieving the political, economic and cultural rights of the Newah people as well as other people belonging to indigenous communities.
Although you are residing here in the United States of America, your root lies in the place of emergence of your nation or community and the place in which your culture has flourished and evidently that place is NEPAL, particularly its NEPAL MANDAL area. Wherever you stay, you have an inseparable link, unbreakable bond with the national democratic struggle of the Newah people. In order to clearly undertand the nature of this struggle, we should know who exactly the people called Newah ( Newal, Newar ) are .