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Third National Conference of Nepalese in Canada

September 15, 2010. The beautiful summer of 2010 in Montreal witnessed the 3rd National conference of Nepalese in Canada. The program was hosted by Association of Nepalese in Quebec (ANQ). The two day long programmed was observed with the various activities including different Nepalese cultural program and sport activity. The program was attended by about 300 attendees who had come from the various province of Canada, local city of Montreal and USA.
The first day program was organized at the hall of William-Hingston situated near the Parc Metro station in Montreal. The program was chaired by the President of ANQ Mr. Prakash Mugrati. With slightly delayed than the scheduled, the program started with National anthem of Nepal and Canada. The welcome speech was given by Mr. Mugadhan Rajbhandari, ANQ Advisor. Honourable Ambassador of Nepal Mr. Bhoj Raj Ghimire was the key note speaker for the program.
The program was also attended by a representative from minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Mr. Nahed Koussa (Senior Regional Advisor). On the occasion Srijana Panta had read out the message for the conference from the Ministry of Immigration and Multiculturalism.
The all day program was continued with the discussion on various issues concerning to the Nepalese residing outside of Nepal. The first discussion program was on the topic of NRN rights, Dual citizenship and NRN ID card. Dr. Raju Tuladhar, the spoke person of NRN Canada and Dr. Ambika Adhikari, regional co-ordinator of Ammericas were the presenter for the discussion program. Mr. Manik Duggar (NRN-Canada NCC member North West Territories), Kishor Rajbhandari (NRN-Canada NCC member Toronto) and Rajendra Prasai (NRN-Canada general member Calgary) were the participating discussants. Other attendees had also actively participated on the program during the Q&A session.
The youth forum and Women and Children committee forum (WCC) also had conducted separate discussion program. In another separate discussion program the issues of mentoring professionals in Canada were discussed. Finally the annual general meeting of NRN Canada chapter was conducted.
During the meeting at AGM various decisions were taken regarding the NRN Canada chapter and it's membership. The meeting decided that the name of the organization will be changed to National Coordination Council (NCC) of Nepalese in Canada form "Non-Resident Nepalis- National Coordination Council (NRN-Canada). The validity of membership was also extended for two years with the membership fee of $10.00. The meeting also decided to extend the term of current National co-ordination council till the next National Conference and AGM.
The end of the first day was celebrated with the various Nepali cultural programs. Various artists from Local city of Montreal together with those came from other cities of Canada had performed various cultural activities.
A soccer competition between the Nepalese of various Canadian cities was organized on the second day of the program. The soccer game was followed with a short picnic program hosted by ANQ.

[Reported by: Nabin Gautam]

Saturday, 14 August 2010
Conference and Cultural Show [8:00-22:30]
419 Saint-Roch, Montreal, QC H3N 1K2
Near Metro Parc

Sunday, 15 August 2010
Soccer Match [8:00-12:00] Sportif Claude Robillard
1000 Av Emile Journault, Montreal, QC H2M 2E1
Picnic [12:30-17:30] Jarry Park,
285 Rue Faillon Ouest, Montreal, QC H2R 2W1

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