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31st Conference of ANA scheduled for July


Purushottam Dhakal, New York USA : The 31st Conference of Association of Nepalese In America (ANA), the common organization of American of Nepali Origin is scheduled for July 3 to 6 in New York with the slogan ’31st ANA conference for Nepal’. The organization, which has lost the faith of community members due to misappropriation of fund by former chairperson and founders, is being led by chairperson of the independent task force Chewang Sherpa since February 2011 as per the order of Prince Georges County Circuit Court.

The organization marred into controversy after 28th conference when members of the organization demanded investigation on the irregularities by former chairpersons and founders. Following the demand of investigation former chairpersons, who conducted the conference till 27th series, did not appear in the program.

The 31st Conference Organizing Committee has been able to return properties and cash misappropriated while holding series of conferences till 27th conference due to its effort to seek legal treatment, but there are some issues under the preview of the court.

Chairperson of the Independent Task Force Chewang Sherpa informed that a local organization of Mid Boston and Utsav Gurung returned 22 thousand dolor misappropriated by them during Boston conference. However the case of another organizer of the Boston Conference Medini Adhikari is under review at Prince George County Circuit Court of Maryland.

Sherpa further informed that the organization has been able to recover 29 thousand dolor from Dr. Tulasi Joshi, who has been misusing the scholarship fund of the organization. Similarly ANA has been able to recover property misused by some persons of Baltimore.

However the organizers informed that 27 former chairperson and founder of the organization including former chairperson Simon Dhungana are yet to present financial records of their tenure. News Coordinator of the 31st Conference Surya Thapa informed that they are trying to make the 31st conference as the mixture of gathering, entertainment, discussion and devotion towards the motherland.

The organizers informed that Mount Everest climbers of Americans of Nepali Origin and foreigners will display the dress and other goods used while climbing the Mount Everest. Similarly, some renowned personalities will be honored with the title of ANA hero. Similarly different context like trade fair, sports activities, cultural programs and Talent show will be organized during the conference.

Various forums related with Nepal will also be organized during the conference. Finance Minister of Nepal Government Shankar Prasad Koirala will inaugurate the conference.

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