NRNA activities in Korea (2012-2013) Presented by K.P. Sitoula President, Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) National Coordination Council Korea (NCC-Korea) NRNA 3rd Asia-pacific Meet Manila, Philippines 18th May 2013 Contents NRNs in Korea Current Projects I. II. • Nepal House • Buddha Nepal Campaign III. IV. V. Collective Investment Other Activities Further Programs I. NRNs in Korea I. NRNs in Korea NRNA-NCC Korea was established in 20th May, 2006 under the theme of global NRNA movement Currently around 22,000 Nepalis are living in Korea (foreign employment, study/research, business, marriage and others) Currently NRNA-NCC Korea has around 800 registered members (i.e. valid members) First NCC that initiated Buddha Nepal Campaign as a global campaign and the concept of establishing Nepal House II. Current Projects • Nepal House I. Nepal House: Vision and Objectives Shelter NEPAL HOUSE Education Exhibition Social Service ▶Promotion of Nepali culture and heritage … traditional music and dance performance, film show ▶Learning about Nepal and Korea … classes regarding culture, art, history of Nepal and Korea ▶Providing information to Nepalis … legal information and counseling service ▶Providing information to Koreans … information about tourism, business, migration ▶Educational activities … language and life-style of both countries ▶Community activities … community meetings, volunteering and other organizational activities ▶Hall rental service … exhibition, concert, organizational meetings, events , seminars, workshops II. NEPAL HOUSE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES Nepal House New-building Opening Ceremony II. NEPAL HOUSE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES Korean Language Classes II. NEPAL HOUSE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES Nepali Language Classes II. NEPAL HOUSE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES Organizational Events and Meetings II. NEPAL HOUSE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES Medical Check-up Program II. NEPAL HOUSE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES In addition to that: Nepal House has been providing an emergency shelter for those Nepalis who are in need Internal decoration of Nepal House provides glimpses of rich Nepali culture and tradition Nepal House has been providing information about Nepal and Korea to those who are in need III. NEPAL HOUSE: FUND RAISING Charity Dinner Program IV. NEPAL HOUSE: COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL NEPALI COMMUNITIES An Interaction Program with Local Nepali Communities to discuss about the sustainable management of Nepal House II. Current Projects • Buddha Nepal Campaign I. BUDDHA NEPAL CAMPAIGN: AN INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM Screening a Documentary Film Named “Buddha Born in Nepal” II. BUDDHA NEPAL CAMPAIGN: WORLD PEACE FLAME PROCESSION 2013 NRNs Welcoming Lumbini World Peace Flame at Incheon International Airport II. BUDDHA NEPAL CAMPAIGN: WORD PEACE FLAME PROCESSION 2013 Hon. Ambassador Kaman Singh Lama Holding the Eternal Peace Flame during a Function near the Border of North and South Korea III. BUDDHA NEPAL CAMPAIGN: 1. SHANTI DEEP PRAJWOLAN SAMAROHA 2. LOTUS LANTERN FESTIVAL 2013 NRNs Participation in Lotus Lantern Festival 2013 IV. Collective Investment I. COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT NRNs Collective Investment Seminar A seminar regarding NRNs Collective Investment for Hydropower was organized on November 2012 in Seoul Over 165 NRNs from Korea teamed up for hydropower investment collecting 7.5 million rupee Still many NRNs from Korea are interested to invest in Nepal’s hydropower sector I. COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT NRNs Collective Investment Seminar IV. Other Activities I. INTERACTION PROGRAM WITH LOCAL NEPALI COMMUNITIES A Very First Interaction Program of NRNA NCC-Korea’s 3rd Executive Committee with Local Nepali Communities to Discuss the future agenda of NRNA NCC-Korea II. PARTICIPATION IN SOCCER TOURNAMENT : NRNAS ENHANCING NEPALI SPORTS IN KOREA An International Soccer Tournament Hosted by the Seoul Global Center : NRN-Korea team won the tournament defeating Turkmenistan 1-0 in the final III. DASHAIN CELEBRATION (2011) Receiving Tika from Hon. Ambassador Kamal Prasad Koirala III. DASHAIN CELEBRATION (2012) IV. NRNA KOREA’S FAREWELL PROGRAM FOR FORMER HON. AMBASSADOR TO KOREA MR. KAMAL PRASAD KOIRALA V. WELCOMING NEW AMBASSADOR TO KOREA HON. KAMAN SINGH LAMA VI. PROGRAM ON NRNS VOTING RIGHTS An Interaction Program with Nepali Election Commission Delegates about NRNs Voting Rights VII. NRNA-NCC KOREA TAKES INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE NEPALI CULTURE IN KOREAN COMMUNITY Some Glimpses of the Namaste Nepal Festival-2013; Organized by the NRNA-NCC Korea in the Heart of Seoul VIII. NAMASTE NEPAL CULTURAL SHOW-2013: A CHARITY CULTURAL SHOW FOR NEPAL HOUSE Around 700 Nepalis Were Presented at the Program IX: NRNA-NCC KOREA EXTENDS HELPING HAND TO THOSE NEPALIS WHO GET SICK V. Further Programs I. FURTHER PROGRAMS Preparation to announcement of the 4th General Assembly schedule (Formation of constitution amendment & election Committee Processing to Register NCC in Korea Others Thank you !