‘Nepali American Heritage Day’ or ‘Nepal Day’ was commemorated in New York City on May 30, 2021, the Republic Day of Nepal.
Last week, the New York State Assembly declared that the ‘Republic Day of Nepal’ would be celebrated as ‘Nepali American Heritage Day’ or ‘Nepal Day’ from this year.
The Nepal Day Parade is being celebrated every year to promote Nepali culture and language.
A special program is being organized every year by the Federation of Indigenous Peoples of Nepal in America (FIPNA). This year, however, the participation was subdued due to the pandemic.
On the occasion, NYS Assembly Member Jennifer Rajkumar presented the resolution of ‘Nepali American Heritage Day’ passed by NYS Assembly to Acting Consul General of the Consulate General of Nepal in NY Bishnu Prasad Gautam and FIPNA Chairperson Lok Chemjong.
Likewise, Lawmaker Jennifer also handed over Letters of Commendation to Dipendra Lama, Aarti Magar, and Sajina Shrestha, who worked for the declaration of Nepal Day.
“’The NYS government had declared ‘Nepal Day’ to honor and recognize the Nepali American community. The government had been positive about protecting the arts, culture, and traditions of Nepali Americans,” said Lawmaker Jennifer.
Moreover, NYS Legislative Assembly honored FIPNA Chairman Chemjong and General Secretary Narendra Thapa.
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