Welcome to Atlanta
Home of the ANA 2016 Annual Convention!!!
On behalf of the local convention organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to warmly welcome all the attendees of the 33rd annual convention organized by the Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA) in the City of Atlanta, aka the Empire City of the South or the Big Peach.
The entire convention organizing team has worked very hard to provide you all with a wide variety of programs to keep you informed, engaged, and entertained. The various forums and programs were designed to cater to and to engage participants of all age ranges. I hope you will enjoy the forums and programs we have offered and get full worth of your precious time that you have chosen to spend with us, the Atlantans, during this July Fourth Holiday Weekend.
I know you had multitude of choices that you could have selected from to spend your
holiday weekend at and with. On behalf of the entire convention organizing committee, I
am very thankful and grateful to you for choosing to spend this holiday weekend with us
at the ANA convention 2016 in Atlanta. The Atlantans are very excited to be your hosts
for this holiday weekend. I can assure you that we have not left any stone unturned to
make your stay with us memorable, enjoyable, and comfortable.
This year’s convention theme of “Connecting Nepali Hearts, Fostering Nepali-Pan” fits
very well into the social narrative of the Nepali diaspora living in Northern America, where
judicious effort is needed from all quarters to unite marginalized factions, mend broken
relationships among local, regional, and national-level Nepalese organizations to keep
the Nepali-pan among us alive. Nepali-pan is our legacy. Because, no matter where we
live, we are Nepali first and should always preserve our Nepali-
pan so that we can pass this legacy on to our next generation.
Lastly, a big shout and heartfelt thank you to everyone who worked very cohesively and
diligently spending countless hours volunteering for the convention by sacrificing precious time away from their own families and friends to make this convention a grand success. Everyone deserves a pat on their back for a job well done. This convention would not have been possible without the selfless contributions and sacrifices of the volunteers.
Welcome to ANA Convention 2016, Atlanta, Georgia!!
With Best Regards
Dr. Anup Srivastav