Mr. Kul Mani Aacharya
Namaskar from Baltimore
I hope you all are doing well. I am sure some of you are actively engaged in planning this convention, some of you already made up mind to come down to Baltimore and many of you are still thinking, should I? Is it worth? This is an obvious question at present context. There are so many organizations and events all over about the same time. Here is what I can share with you about this event.
As you all know, ANA is one of the oldest organizations in the USA for Nepali Americans and it’s convention used to be the only place to meet, greet and mingle with fellow Nepali. Evolving different organizations, societies and groups are natural for a dynamic and vibrant society. I am sure, we all are part of more than one organization or group and trying to specialize, focus and achieve specific objectives through them. Beside all of these, this is the very time to capitalize our strength and bolster our Nepali bond and enhance our identity. This convention is the very example of the such joint and united effort by the organizers of this convention.
This convention will focus on practical and contemporary issues. Most of us spent our early days in agrarian lifestyle, while some aspects of urban life carry glitz and glamour of the ultra-modern world. Second generation and youths are in dilemma to understand their root, multi-dimensional heritage and assimilate our values in their daily life. It is our duty to provide such platform for them to let them witness this multi-dimensional heritage and our strength. Others also need to rejuvenate our strength with little fun.
We will be talking about the career opportunities, possible funding/grants from our local, state and federal governments, entrepreneurship and development, networking with professional groups and societies, along with the sports, talent shows and cultural programs. We are making it different.
By the way, do you know Baltimore is home of the Star-Spangled Banner. During the War of 1812, Fort McHenry repelled the British, saving the city and inspiring Francis Scott Key to write our National Anthem. So, visit Baltimore and we are eagerly waiting to welcome you all.
Kul Mani Acharya