Press Release :
May 15th ‘2015
In light of the unprecedented natural disaster taking place in Nepal, The Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA) regretfully announces that the 2015 July 4th Convention, scheduled to be held in Long Beach, California has been cancelled.
The difficult decision to cancel the annual gala, following over three decades of ANA tradition, was made by the ANA board in an emergency meeting held on May 14.
The resolution to cancel the convention came with heavy heart, yet we are convinced it is a right decision under the tragic circumstances when the energy and attention of Nepalis living around the world being focused to cope with the unimaginable earthquake costing over eight thousand lives, sixteen thousands injuries and over half million homes.
We believe that at a time of the ongoing national tragedy all community resources: people and otherwise, must be channeled to support the relief efforts to help victims and not get distracted by any other community events.
While, new date and scope of the 2015 convention will be decided in the near future, ANA will be organizing a broad vigil and earthquake relief fund-raiser campaign on July 5th in Santa Monica, California. The details of the program will be provided in coming days.
In the meantime, we want to inform you that ANA has been working hard with various Nepali and American entities and individuals in raising fund for earthquake victims, as well as, developing plans towards the long term reconstruction and rebuilding (shelters and homes) for the 2015 Nepal earthquake victims
To learn more about this press release or on ANA’s overall direction to support Nepal earthquake relief mission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, ANA apologizes that the decision to cancel the convention may cause inconveniences to some who have already bought the plane ticket. In that case, you may want to come to Los Angeles anyway and enjoy the city, as well as, join us at the vigil on July 5th.
The Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA) has decided that “ANA Convention 2015” is going to be held in Los Angeles during Friday, Saturday & Sunday of July 3-5, 2015.
ANA is going to organize this year’s convention in collaboration with more than 10 local organizations of Southern California. The planning of this convention is in full swing and further information will be provided as progress is made.
In the meantime, we are requesting everyone to start planning your participation, specially making your travel arrangements. At this stage we are negotiating with hotel and as soon as it is finalized notification will be made.
ANA Convention 2015 will be bigger and better in recent memory, as people from all walks of life are expected to participate. Our sports team is very excited to host athletic events which has already generated a huge interest among our youth. Fashion show & Talent show is also gearing up for memorable exhibition. Please lookout for the ANA message board for further details. This year, we are also expecting many professional associations/groups meeting during convention. Most of our forums will be targeted to the present and future needs of the community and Nepali Diaspora in the USA and Canada. Please, go to www.ana1983.org and check events: ANA Convention 2015.
If you have any questions or clarification on any ANA matter, including the convention, please email to us at: email@example.com.
All inquiry related to youth, sports and entertainment activities, can also be made by directly contacting to its Coordinator: Bishwo Subedi ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Shambhu Dhungana, Ph. D.
Vice President and ANA Convention Chair 2015
Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA)