ANFS Nepali New Year 2077 Celebration Postponed

Dear All,

In view of the rising public health crisis about Corona virus, America Nepal Friendship Society is acting out of an abundance of caution and is postponing Nepali New Year 2077 celebration until further notice.

Please remain safe by following the CDC guidelines:

Thank you,
America Nepal Friendship Society – New York

ANFS cordially invites you to join in Nepali New Year 2076 B.S.Celebration.

Earthquake in Nepal

America-Nepal Friendship Society, Inc.

Date: April 26, 2015

America Nepal Friendship Society family is deeply saddened by the devastation caused by powerful 7.9 Richter scale earth quake in Nepal on April 25, 2015. We are extremely pained by the loss of lives & destruction of property worth in the trillions. We express our heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured.

We request everyone to join hands in our efforts to provide relief & support to the people impacted by this natural disaster. Please click the Donate button below to make your generous contribution to support the relief work. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not for profit organization & your donation will be 100% tax deductible.


You can deposit directly to:
TD Bank
95-25 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374
Account Name: America Nepal Friendship Society
Routing No. 026013673
Account no. 4315421993

Upcoming event: Mozart Requiem for Nepal

Mozart Requiem for Nepal
Proceeds will benefit the America-Nepal Friendship Society earthquake relief fund.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
New York, United States

For Tickets Click Here

Immigration benefits for Nepali nationals affected by Earthquake


Immigration benefits for Nepali nationals affected by Earthquake:



Nepali film screening

The film The Sari Soldiers is screening at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY, at the following times:

  • Friday, June 20, 9:00 pm Discussion with filmmaker to follow
  • Sunday, June 22, 3:30 pm Discussion with filmmaker to follow
  • Tuesday, June 24, 1:00 pm

    Filmed over three years, during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war. The Sari Soldiers intimately delves into the extraordinary journey of these women on all sides of the conflict, through the democratic revolution that reshapes the country’s future.

    The screening on Friday, June 20, will be The Sari Soldiers premiere in North America. This film received the Human Rights Watch Nestor Almendros Prize as well as overall critical acclaim:

    Utilizing an impressive impartiality, the director presents a vivid array of women who range from a die-hard Maoist guerrilla leader to a fresh-faced army recruit and a strident student activist.

    —Chris Barsanti,

    Please show your support for Nepali film making by attending. For more information, please visit Women Make Movies.

ANFS Awards for 2007

Every year the America-Nepal Friendship Society honors one or two individuals from the Nepali as well as from friends of Nepal communities who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and made tremendous contributions to their respective communities with the ANFS Community Leadership Award 2007.

You may now submit your recommendation for individuals to be honored by the America-Nepal Friendship Society. To nominate someone for the ANFS Community Leadership Award 2007, follow the instructions included in the PDF below.

ANFS Community Leadership Award 2007 (PDF)

Please share this information with those in your network. We hope to have the best applications ever this year.

Interview with Congressman James Walsh

Congressman James T. Walsh

Congressman James T. Walsh, a Republican, has been in Congress for the last 18 years. Perhaps, he’s the only member in Congress who speaks fluent Nepali and keeps a close tab on Nepal. He was instrumental in drawing considerable Congressional attention to Nepal last year and the years before.

As the Chairman of the United States Congress’ Friends of Ireland, he was closely involved with the Northern Ireland peace process. He’s an influential member of the House Appropriations Committee of Congress that controls the power of the purse.

Journalist John Narayan Parajuli spoke to Congressman Walsh for eKantipur in his office in Washington, D.C. about his experience in Congress, his connection to Nepal and his take on Nepal’s peace process.

Interview with Congressman Walsh

General Policy Agenda

The America-Nepal Friendship Society is an organization that functions under general policy guidelines set by the Board of Advisers, which is the highest policy-making body of ANFS.

Please read the pdf file below for more details.

ANFS General Policy Agenda

Nepali Community Organization Leadership

The upcoming Nepali Community Organization Leadership Meeting will be held on November 26, 2006 at 2 PM. The meeting will be at the Himalayan Yak Restaurant in Jackson Heights, New York.

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