I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all of you for your support and confidence in me and my new Executive committee. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve as your President of NPPA in this most challenging and changing world. NPPA has been recognized as one of the most prestigious organization in the United States of America due to its dynamic roles of preserving Newah cultural heritage. Considering this fact, the other executive committee members which include First Vice President Mr. Raju Joshee, Second Vice President Mr. Buddha Maharjan, General Secretary Mr. Manohar Shrestha, and Treasurer Ms. Sarita Dongol have joined me with new energy to integrate and execute NPPA's organizational goals and activities. At the same time Mrs. Shanti Shrestha joined Executive Committee as Event Planning Coordinator, Mr. Prabin Tamrakar as Dabu Publications Coordinator, Ms. Sunita Amatya as Culture Program Coordinator, and Mrs. Magan Shrestha as Membership and Fund Raising Coordinator. This new executive committee will take social, cultural, and financial responsibilities to better serve our community and to strengthen NPPA. Our motto is to work together to make the difference in the community. We strongly believe this motto, and we believe in our team’s inspiration.
With this in mind, my first and foremost important agenda is to collaborate with other Nepali Organizations in preserving the Nepali Cultural Heritage. Together we can make the difference, and we will work with the organizations, such as NECC, ANS, BANA, NOA, ANWA, etc.in the future. It is time to make this happen with the growing population of Newah/Nepalese in the area.
Furthermore, NPPA’s second agenda is to exclusively involve the youth group in its activities. Please remember that they are the integral part of NPPA’s future, and they will understand the objectives and goals of NPPA by being part of it. In last twenty two years with my father Mr. Ram Malakar, NPPA’s founding President, and other Past Presidents, I had privilege to gain the knowledge and experience to become your newly elected president now. I believe that the new generation will be taking the responsibility to bring NPPA into next chapter in next few years. Therefore, we should all encourage the youth to come join hands with me and my team.
In addition, NPPA is so fortunate to have the experts and knowledgeable past Presidents as the advisors, like Mr. Ram Malakar, Dr. Tulsi Maharjan, Mr. Dibya Hada, Mr. Bhagat L. Shrestha, Dr. Devendra Amatya, Mrs. Meera Shrestha and Mr. Laxman Pradhan. Their expertise and advises on this field will ensure the future of NPPA. I am also very grateful to have the continuous support from the legendary Newah activists like Dr. Satya Mohan Joshi, Mr. Durga Lal Shrestha, and many other dignitaries from Nepal. I would also like to thank the support given by all the Patrons, Life members and the volunteers who are the backbones of NPPA.
In conclusion, thank you so much for believing in me, my team and NPPA. Together we can make a difference!
Saroj D. Prajapati
Nepa Pasa Pucha Amerikaye