A Reception Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Celebrating Diversity

We are excited in commemorating AAPI Heritage Month tomorrow in Maryland.  Maryland is proud to be home to the first Nepali-American legislator in the United States, Harry Bhandari, and an all-star team of AAPI legislators fighting to make our community a better place across the nation.

With the Nepali Americans community rapidly growing in size, power, and population, it is crucial that we fight to reduce barriers to opportunity. In this light, Nepali-American Alliance for action(NAAFA) will introduce its mission and vision tomorrow.


Please join us:

A Reception Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Celebrating Diversity

Location:8631 Walther Blvd., Nottingham, MD 21236
Date:May 19th, 2019
Time:12 P.M.to 1.30  P.M.


Agenda Details:

I.  National Anthem  12.15 PM -12.20 PM

II. Greetings
Kalpana Karki and Team  12. 20 PM -12.25 PM

III. Welcome Dr. Shyam Karki,  Governor’s Commissioner on South Asian Americans 12.25 PM- 12.30 PM

IV. Journalist Kiran Marahatta:
Author of Who is Who 12.30 PM – 12.35 PM

V. Delegate Harry Bhandari 12.35PM – 12.40 PM

VII. Vice Mayor Indian Head -Ron Sitoula

VIII. Councilman Herndon County-Pradip Dhakal 

IX Celebrating Diversity:
Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore  and Book Release 12.40 PM – 12.45 PM

X. Cultural Diplomacy through Diaspora:
H.E. Dr. Arjun Kumar Karki Nepal’s Ambassador to the U.S. 12.45 – 12:50 PM

XII. Elected officers:
Senator Kathy Klausmeier and  Other 12:50 PM- 1:00 PM

XIII. Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Council:
Director Devang Shah 1:00 PM – 1:05 PM

XIV. Cultural Dance:
Krisha Karki, Kashvi Bhandari, Regina Bhandari, Apekshya Singh Pariyar, Rokshee Paudel  1:05 PM – 1:1:15 PM

XV. Integration: NAAFA Introduction
Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Professor Morgan State University   1:15 PM – 1:20 PM
Mr. Arjun Hamal 1:20 PM: 1:22 PM
Mr. Tarun Poudel 1:22 PM: 1:25 PM

XVI. Vote of Thanks:
Ben Smith, Maryland Democratic Party Executive Director   1:25 PM – 130 PM