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Just founded: Progressive Nepali Forum in the Americas

Posted by n3wday on October 26, 2008

Kasama received the following press release.

Progressive members of the Nepali community in the Americas, particularly in North America, have created an organization – the Progressive Nepali Forum in the Americas (PNEFA) – with the objective of contributing to the movement for social justice in Nepal and abroad. The organization responds to the increasing Nepali diasporic population in this part of the world.

PNEFA seeks to promote sense of social responsibility among Nepali Diaspora by providing information and analyses about discrimination and exploitation in Nepal. Most importantly, we aim to link Nepalis living abroad with the social justice movement in Nepal. We also believe the experience and information we obtain in North America is worth sharing with our fellow Nepali people, academics and organizations in Nepal for the cause of progressive transformation of Nepali society. We especially seek to support activities intended to do away with unjust social, economic and political discriminations and exploitations upon the historically marginalized, working-class Nepalis, who for so long have been excluded from the already limited avenues for development.

We in PNEFA make a commitment to actively promote equality of opportunities to all in Nepal. We believe, first and foremost, in social equity. We strive to improve the futures for previously marginalized caste, ethnic, class, and religious groups in Nepal by bringing structural change through peoples’ empowerment. We are also aware of the fact that, as conscious members of Nepali diaspora, we have a special responsibility to inform people from other countries about various forms of exploitations and discriminations in Nepal, the efforts of people to free themselves from the exploitations and discriminations and to highlight the independence and territorial integrity of that pluralistic nation.

PNEFA seeks your support in our efforts to help build new Nepal.

Abi Sharma,
Vancouver, Canada PNEFA Officials:

1. Abi Sharma, BC – President
2. Santosh Thapalia, NY – Vice-president
3. Chandra D. Rai, ON – General Secretary
4. Bhanu Poudyal, BC – Secretary
5. Bijaya Adhikari, Ph.D., Ohio – Treasurer
6. Bikash Jaisi, WA – Member
7. Karsang Lama, MA – Member
8. Shambhu Katel, AL – Member
9. Subash BK, ON – Member


1. Chitra K. Tiwari, Ph.D., Virginia
2. Gopi Upreti – New Jersey
3. Shailesh Shrestha – New York

One Response to “Just founded: Progressive Nepali Forum in the Americas”

  1. Namaste very nice blog. very much appriciated about the topics that you have included in the blog. i have one suggesstion about your blog that it is to crowdy and looking not so proffessional. why don’t you try to make a site insted of this using same templates and get advertisements as well. wordpress not accepting ads in your blog by you. anyway i recently tried to made a site for nepali music sharing. it is similar to youtube and other video sharing site but different is this is owned by a nepali and we need to let world to know about us through visual media which is the most comprehensive method to let people understood. would you mind to visit us? here is the link for the site;
    100% nepali owned and promoting nepal to the world.

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