New York City Honors Nepali Community Leader

Tara Niraula honored at the South Asian Heritage Event, held by the NYC Comptroller

Dr. Tara N. Niraula, President of America-Nepal Friendship Society (ANFS) and a prominent Nepali community leader was one of the five distinguished South Asian honorees who was honored by the William C. Thompson, the Comptroller of the City of New York at special event organized on June 28, 2006.

The Comptroller as an elected official represents over 8 million residents of New York. Dr. Niraula received this award in recognition of his leadership and contributions to strengthening immigrant communities in New York and beyond. See the attachment for details.

Press Release: New York City honors a great Nepali community leader

South Asian Heritage Event Honorees

Dr. Tara Niraula, the President of America Nepal Friendship Society will be among the five distinguished honorees at the South Asian Heritage event being hosted by the Comptroller of the City of New York.

ANFS Press Release on South Asian Heritage event

The Event will take place on June 28, 2006 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Surrogate’s Court House located at 31 Chambers Street, in downtown Manhattan.

We encourage all local Nepali community members as well as the other South Asians to attend the event. Please see the previous post for details on the South Asian Hertiage program.

ANFS Awards for 2006

The America-Nepal Friendship Society (ANFS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2006 ANFS Community Leadership Award and the ANFS Lifetime Achievement Award. These Outstanding leaders have not only improved the lives of Nepali and American individuals in the US and Nepal, they have also measurably strengthened institutions within those same communities.

Their impact is felt directly in the health, arts, government, business, community building, and education sectors. In all their activities they have time and again amply demonstrated their leadership skills, initiative, passion, motivation, courage, enthusiasm, and inspiration. The ANFS Awards and Recognition Committee is honored to present the following individuals with this year’s ANFS Community Leadership Award and ANFS Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service to the Nepali community locally and in Nepal. Following the ANFS tradition, the awards will be presented at the Nepali New Year event on April 8, 2006 in New York.

Please download the announcement to view the details of the awards.

ANFS Lifetime Achievement and Community Leadership Awards 2006