Press Release of SANN about Walk for Nepal
Dear respected friends and families,
Happy New Year 2070!!
The Society of American Nepalese Nurses (SANN) would like to express our sincere thanks to all community members for participating in Walk for Nepal to help NAN’s (Nursing Association of Nepal) Senior Citizens’ Home Project in Nepal. Everyone’s enthusiastic and proactive participation for being a walker and sponsor in this noble cause was a great example of community motivation to help Nepal. SANN received an award of $500.00 for mobilizing and inspiring the largest number of registered walkers (over 120) for Walk for Nepal. We raised fund over $3100.00 and it will be donated directly to Senior Citizens’ Home project. It was a marvelous event and we are looking forward to working with NAN to get the Senior Citizens’ Home project in motion!
In the morning of April 14, 2013, Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC became Nepal outside Nepal. There was a huge turnout of Nepalese community members with Nepali flags. Nepali music and songs were spreading a flavor of Nepali culture and heritage in DC. A walk of about 3 kilometers and a shuttle bus ride while singing Nepali songs inside were a unique experience reminding us all of memories of Nepal. We sincerely express our gratitude to many friends and families who spontaneously joined the walk honoring SANN’s request.
Most of the walkers visited Global Fest Nepal after completing Walk for Nepal, another exciting and successful event with Nepali food, music, arts and crafts. SANN would like to thank all media friends for their publicity and would like to thank all community members participating in the program, ranging from the Nepali embassy to school children and youths. Without their help, this success would not have been possible. We also would like to thank Nepal Ko Yuwa for organizing the Walk for Nepal event in Washington DC.
SANN would like to express its sincere thanks to our dear dedicated children walkers Nimisah and Vikram Raj Timsina. It’s amazing that they raised fund close to $600.00 to support NAN’s project!
We apologize if we missed any names (or misspelled) of sponsors and walkers.
Thank you all.
List of generous sponsors:
Ambika Gurung, Amit Mool, Aruna Bhandari, Ashish Sharma, Bijaya Shrestha, Binod Muktan, Dilip Parajuli, Dr. Birendra Amatya, Dr. Guna Subedi, Dr. Mona Pokhrel, Dr. Padam Sharma, Dr. Pukar Malla, Dr. Sraddha Thapa, Dr. Winifred Lanoix, Hariom Shrestha, Ishwari Basnet, Janaka Shrestha, Kabindra Sitoula, Kabita Lama, Kamala Simkhada, Kedar Dahal, Keshab Baral, Khilendra Neupane, Loknath Tiwari, Mahesh Shrestha, Mana Shrestha, Mandira Mainali, Mary Carroll, Meena Shakya, Meena/Ravi Pradhan, Minerva Fulton, Minu Thapa, Nagendra Paudel, Namrata-Ojesh-Anika Rijal, Nirmal Thapa, Parasmani Bhattarai, Poonam Shrestha, Prajit-Moni Pradhan, Prakash Nepal, Prem Sangraula, Punya-Radha Guragain, Raj Adhikari, Rajendra Oli, Raju Shrestha, Rakesh Kumar, Rakesh Tuladhar, Ram Prasad Khanal, Ramchandra Bhattarai, Ranjana Shrestha, Ranju Subedi, Rinku Rana, Rose Mungai, Sakun Adhikari, Shakti Mainali, Shanti Neupane, Shova Mahat, Silva Mathema, Subash Joshi, Suman Timsina, Suniksha Mainali, Suresh Acharya, Sushil Regmi, Thakur Pudasaini, Tika Pun, Urmila Devekota, Urmila Dahal, Vaskar – Deepa Luitel, Vimal Jha.
List of registered walkers:
Dr. Shankar P. Sharma, Arjun K. Mainali, Abhinaya Rajbahak, Alma Parajuli, amita pokhrel, Anjana Amatya, Anu Sangraula, Arati Parajuli, Astha Naral, Bal Kumari Budhathoki, Bandana Dahal, Bandana Koirala, Basu Satyal, Bhagawoti Adhikari, Bibha Gautam, Bijay Karki, Bijayashree Paudyal, Bimu Risal Bhandary, Bina Khadkalama, Bipana Pokharel, Bishnu Paudel, Carolyn Florey, Chandra Dahal, Chedu Pandey, chetan naral, Chitra Shrestha, Damaru Adhikari, Deepmala Dahal, Dhan Pangeni Poudel, Dibesh Bhandari, Diwa Khadka, Doobal Bashyal, Dristi Bhandari, Goma Sangraula, HemLata Shrestha, Indira Shrestha, Jit Bahadur Karkee, John Garrity, Kabi Pokhrel, Kabita Dahal, Kabita Lama, Kalpana Satyal, Kamal Poudel, Krishna Dahal, Laxmi Mishra, Laxmi Pandey, Laxmi Sharma, Lekhanath Bhandari, Lok Tiwari, Mabindra Rana, Madhu Bhandari, Maha Florrity, Maiya Karki, Mana Maya Dahal, Manju Sangraula, Meena Bishwakarma, Migen Rana, Minarwa Fulton, Mira Prasai, Mita Sharma, Mukti Dawadi, Mukunda Dahal, Muna Bhandari, Muna Pokharel, Nabaraj b, Nimisha Timsina, Pawan Khanal, pooja ananda, poonam sharma, poonam sharma, Pradip Dhakal, Prem Sangraula, Punya Maya Pandey, Rabindra Bhakta Shrestha, Raj Adhikari, Rajendra Pandey, Rakesh Tuladhar, Rakshya Pandey Shrestha, Ram Bashyal, Ranjana Tiwari, Ranju Dahal, Resham Gharti, rima katwal, Rinku Rana, Rishi Adhikari, Sabina Shrestha, Sadikchha budhathoki, Sailesh Tiwari, Sangita Bajagain Mishra, Sangya Shrestha, Sarmila Paudyal, Saroj Prajapati, Saroj Shrestha, Semina Poudel, Shova Ghimire, Shova Subedi, Silva Mathema, Sita Pandey, Sita Thapa, Smriti Shahi, Srijana Pokhrel, Srinivasan Thirumaali, Stuti Shahi, Sudha Paudel, Sujana Dhakal, Suniksha Mainali, Surendra Gautam, Surya Koirala, Sushila Giri, Sushma Dhakal, Tej Bahadur Thapa, Trilochan Prasai, Tulasa Kaphle, urmila dahal ghimire, Vikram Raj Timsina, Vimal Jha, Walker 14 NAN Senior Citizen’s Home Project, Yashoda Bhandari, Yashoda Shrestha, Yogesh Karki
With best regards,
Manju Karki Sangraula
April 17, 2013