Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

image1 keshab333Dear NRNs and PNOs;

We, as a member, supporter, patron or leader of Non-Resident Nepali movement, have come a long  way in the last decade to shape our future coping with challenges. As we all witnessed, NRN has grown into more organized and influential front both here and at back home in Nepal. Founders of NRN, past office bearers, members and well-wishers have contributed immensely to the growth of our organizations. I can’t thank enough to express my gratitude to all the stakeholders of this journey. We have traveled long, yet there are innumerable difficulties to overcome.

While NRN has been advocating for the interests of all Nepali living abroad, we have been devoted to Nepal and Nepali’s welfare in back home. Our stern response during the recent earthquakes in Nepal and the unprecedented contribution by all Nepali living abroad, by all means, have strengthened this commitment. In all of our policy positions, the interest of Nepal and Nepali has been our focal point and we will continue to do so. I strongly believe that continuation of Nepali citizenship will further enable us to become more effective force in contributing towards rehabilitation, growth and development of Nepal. 

I take this moment to offer my deepest sympathy and condolence to all who lost their loved ones and pray for the fast recovery and resiliency of the survivors devastated by the recent earthquakes in our motherland.

During these earthquakes Nepali diaspora has shown immense strength of character when they spontaneously kindled a fire of compassion and motivated their neighbors and friends to help Nepal. Our response was strong and swift yet this is just the beginning. Rehabilitation from this point onward is a long and difficult path ahead. 

At this point, I would like to appeal to all Nepalis living here in USA to continue their generous support to Nepal by all means. I also would like to assure that NRN’s fund raising effort will continue and request all my fellow NRNs and PNOs for their continued generous support. Not to mention, our relief efforts are ZERO overhead and we are coordinating with the government of Nepal for interim and long-term solutions. I also would like to appeal all community leaders, professionals and business communities working on relief efforts in Nepal to coordinate & collaborate with NRN to make our efforts more effective & efficient. This will not only help streamline the relief efforts, but also bolster the voice of Nepali Diaspora and amplify the significance of “Once a Nepali, Always a Nepali” mantra. 

As the president of NRN NCC of USA for the next two years, I, once again, would like to thank you all for providing me with this wonderful opportunity to lead our community towards stronger, united and more resolute future in the service of our people. 

Thank you .

Keshab Paudel, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM



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