Dear Community Members,

I would like to thank all of you for trusting me to be the President of this great organization, Nepal Center of North Carolina Inc. (NCNC) for the 2020-21 term. Let us all take time to reflect, and come together for the betterment of our community. With the mandate from the community, it is is my great honor to lead this effort for the next two years.

We have come a long way, from a family-based small community to a vibrant organization with well over 800 members in its 20-year history. NCNC has led several significant programs throughout its existence, including the Blood-Drive, Adopt-A-Highway, Nepali Pathsala, International Festival, and Nepal Day. In addition, NCNC organizes cultural festivals such as Dashain, Tihar, Teej, among others. NCNC-led programs have helped the Nepali community to be established as a visible minority in North Carolina. In recent years, Nepalese Diaspora has been tremendously increased in the Triangle area with an estimated over 5,000 people of Nepali origin. It shows that we have yet to approach many more community members who have not taken advantage of the opportunities that NCNC offers.

I would like to assure you that the current BOD will do its best in improving governance and transparency. For this, constant feedback from the community is valuable. We are committed to listen to the community and serve accordingly. Please feel free to call or send a message with any concerns or advice. We would like to encourage community members to come forward and share their expertise so that our members can benefit from each other.

Again, thank you for your support!

Rabindra Karki