>Dear NOA friends and community members,>
We are pleased to announce that the Newah Organization of America (NOA) is organizing Group Kayeta Puja (Bratabandha) Ceremony in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The traditional Kayeta Puja rituals will be performed by renowned Newah priest Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay.
Venue: The Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington,
10001 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783
Date: Saturday July 12, 2014
Time: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
NOA have been organizing a different Newah’s religious and cultural tradition holding various cultural and ritual programs to serve and facilitate our increase number of community in the United States.
Kayeta Puja is a rite of passage where a boy becomes young adult by accepting the sixteen cultural traits; Sodash Sanskaar - daily, annual and other rituals. Then he becomes 'Dweeja' - twice born - culturally.
It is a milestone in the life of young men; it is considered the beginning of manhood. We welcome your participation at this important milestone for boys in our Newah community.
Pleasee contacts any one of the following organizers to register a young man to be part of the ceremony.
Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha : 240-581-0078
Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay : 410-530-7312
Mrs. Babita Shrestha : 703-477-6920
Mr. Sushil L. Shrestha: 571-278-7702
Mr. Mahindra Pradhan: 301-821-2796
Mr. Rajesh L. Shrestha: 301-905-7348
Mr. Diwakar Dhaubadel: 703-270-8456
Mr. Kiran Ken Ranjit: 240-705-2754
M r. Yagya Man Shakya: 347-276-4846
Mr. Pushkar Prajapati : 703-270-8456
The Executive Committee
Newah Organization of America
>>Press Release: Sunday, May 25, 2014>
On Saturday, May 24, 2014, the Newah Organization of America (NOA) held its successful and festive 13th Annual Convention and General Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland. The convention theme was “Diversity Among the Newars.” With more than 200 attendees, the program was enjoyed by a cross-section of the Newah and Nepalese community from the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as guests from several states, Canada, and Nepal.
The program started with a warm welcome by Dhimay Baja and the Pancha Kanyas: Miss Bibhusa Pikha Miss Mala Pradhan, Miss Lujala Ranjit, Miss Kate Shrestha, and Miss Prisha Shrestha. NOA General Secretary Mrs. Babita Shrestha and NOA Member-At-Large Mr. Pushkar Prajapati served as Emcees and called the meeting to order. Chief Guests Dr. Juhee Gubhani of Edmonton, Canada and the Embassy of Nepal's Charge d' Affaires a.i. Mr. Rishi Ram Ghimire inaugurated the 13th convention by lighting the traditional oil lamp, Twadewa, assisted by Mrs. Meena Pradhan and Mrs. Chitra Shrestha. Mrs. Chhaya Pradhan and Mrs. Sunita Shrestha presented badges and Khatas to the Chief Guests and the special guests.
NOA President Mr. Season Shrestha delivered his last presidential address, welcoming all guests and organization representatives, thanking attendees for their continued support, and expressing gratitude to the Chief Guests and Special Guests for travelling to join the 13th Annual Convention. He briefly introduced the great scholars on the day's program and took a few moments to appreciate the contributions of the outgoing Executive Committee, their families, the Election Commission, and other key advisors and volunteers for their amazing work for the Newah community.
Dear NOA friends and community members,
We are pleased to announce that the Newah Organization of America (NOA) is organizing Group Kayeta Puja (Bratabandha) Ceremony in Washington, DC Metropolitan area on Saturday July 12, 2014 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The traditional Kayeta Puja rituals will be performed by renowned Newah priest Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay.