Bandipures reunite in DC

COLUMBIA: The association of Bandipures in North America (BNA) held its second Bandipure JamGhat at Columbia, Maryland (a suburb of Washington D.C.) on July 4, 2009. About 100 participants from across the U.S., Canada and Nepal gathered together to show their love and support to their ancestral home town, Bandipur.

"Such events would not only strengthen the relationship among Bandipures currently residing in North America but also inspire our young generations to come up with more innovative and creative ideas to help our communities back home," said Mr. Ambika Joshee, the current President of BNA. He further added that following the efforts of all Bandipures and friends of Bandipur, Bandipur has made a big come back and has emerged as a tourist Mecca of Nepal."

Another speaker Dr. Hemanta Shrestha, the vice-president of BNA, highlighted on the role of BNA in helping Bandipur and Bandipures in North America. "Such gatherings will also place BNA in the map of active Nepali organizations in North America," added Dr. Shrestha. The JamGhat covered various aspects of Bandipur, including its history, its recent revival and future potential.