Nepal Day in the Flag Room of City of DallasPosted 3 months ago by Sandeep Bhattarai
Dallas(Texas)- City of Dallas Association of Asian American City Employees (AAACE) celebrated the 19thAnnual Asian American Heritage Month, by showcasing Nepal, on May 23, 2017 in the prestigious Flag Room of City of Dallas.
Each year, since past 19 years, AAACE is showcasing one specific country during the celebration. The program was organized by AAACE with support of USA-Nepal Community Outreach Network (UNCON), Indreni Cultural Association (ICA) and other city organizations.
The program was attended by Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member Monica R. Alonzo, Council Member Jennifer S. Gates, Council Member Philip T. Kingston, City Manager T.C. Broadnax, Honorary Consul General of Cambodia Pa Nous Pan, several executives and officers of City of Dallas, several prominent members of Nepali American Community and other communities.
During the program a slide show about Nepal was presented by UNCON President Prakash Gautam; three Nepali dances were presented by ICA performers Abiral Pandey, Anupam Pandey, Aayusha Adhikari, Pramisa Timsina, Nistoz Bhattarai and Swostika Shah; a video about beautiful Nepal that was received from the Embassy of Nepal in the USA was played; and Nepali food from Astoria Biriyani House of Irving was served to all the attendees. As well, a table was set-up with some Nepali arts and handicrafts. The program was attended by over two hundred city employees and guests.
Mayor Pro Tem Monica R. Alonzo, Council Member Jennifer S. Gates and Council Member Philip T. Kingston of City of Dallas read the proclamation and handed over the certificate to UNCON President through AAACE President Kimberly Nam. All the attending officers of UNCON – Prakash Gautam, Naresh Pandey, Thala Raj Panta, Bilas Upadhyay, Batuk Bista, Agni Sanjel, ICA President Tara Bhusal, and all the performers of ICA were awarded certificates by City Manager T.C. Broadnax.
The commendable program was professionally moderated and facilitated by AAACE President Kimberly Nam, Past President Vasavi Pilla and VP Mathew Ittoop.
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