Nepal Center of North Carolina, Inc. (NCNC) is going to celebrate the sixth Nepal Day on Saturday, April 16 in Morrisville, North Carolina. A parade expected of more than 700 people will march around the Cricket Pitch in the Church Street Park in Morrisville and culminate into Nepali New Year 2079 and Nepal Day celebrations at the park. Kumar Kharel, Deputy Chief of Mission (Embassy of Nepal Washington D.C.) will inaugurate the parade that will showcase a range of Nepali ethnic costumes, traditional musical instruments, and other cultural displays. The day-long celebrations at the park will also feature Nepali food stalls and displays from local organizations and businesses.
NC State Government officials including Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Attorney General Josh Stein, Senator Wiley Nickel, Senator Jay Chaudhuri, Wake County Board of Commissioners, town officials from the Town of Morrisville and the surrounding towns of Cary, Raleigh, Durham, and Apex, are expected to attend the parade and the Nepal Day celebration program. Nepali community organizations from the neighboring areas and from other states are also taking part in the parade and celebrations. The program is open to the public and bears historic significance to people of Nepali origin living in North Carolina.
Wake County and the Town of Morrisville both have declared the third Saturday of April as Nepal Day. Copies of the proclamations to this effect are attached herein for easy reference.
NCNC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with the mission to preserve and promote Nepali culture and tradition, and to facilitate cooperation between the residents of Nepal and North Carolina. NCNC has been involved in local communities through participating in social programs like international festival, blood donation, Adopt-A-Highway since its inception 22 years ago.
Contact: Bikash Shakya, PhD.