Hami Nepali Global and Rotary Club of New York “Queens” hold its first-ever Diwali event
In an unending stream of Diwali Celebration in New York, Hami Nepali Global and Rotary Club of New York “Queens” held its First ever Diwali or Tihar Event at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Height, New York, Which was attended by Prominent Community leader of Chinese, Indian, Nepali, Bangladeshi, Burma, Tibet, and Korean Community gathered under the one platform and send message of Unity during Diwali Celebration.
Diwali is a festival of lights mainly celebrated by Hindus, Buddhist, Sikhs as well as Jains by more than Billion People all over the world. The festival usually lasts five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”
The event was organized by Hami Nepali Global (Hami Nepali is the common organization for 28.89 million Nepali people living in Nepal and overseas. Furthermore, Hami Nepali is a common organization of 70K Nepali American living here in New York City) and Rotary Club of New York “Queens (Rotary unites millions of people and takes action to create lasting change locally, nationally and globally).
During this Diwali Celebration Hami Nepali Global has honored Four Community, Mr. Dilip Chauhan, Prominent South Asian Community Leader as well as Former Deputy Comptroller of Nassau County and energetic Leader from Indian Community, Mr Chong Duk Byun from Korean Community; Mr Lok Nath Sigdel from Nepali Community; Hiren Chauhan Owner of Empire State Titans Cricket Team and Ms Winnie Greco from Chinese Community. Award was presented by Assembly Women Elect, Jessica Rojas, Amrit Lama President of Hami Nepali Global and Nabaraj KC, President of Rotary Club of New York “Queens”. Queensboro President Elect, Donovan Richards was confirmed to participate but, unfortunately, he was absent, however, the Diwali or Tihar celebrated successfully.
Nabaraj KC, President of Rotary Club of Rotary Club of New York “Queens’ (2019-2020), Mceed and Community Leaders were spoken clearly that Diwali or Tihar must be considered as City Holiday. City Council Candidates, Ms Ingrid, Ms Moumita, Ms Fatima did clearly say that, if they win their 2021 election, they will work on getting passed the resolution for Diwali/Tihar as City Holiday.
Nabaraj KC is a Community Leader for change; he is a doer, go-getter, a pragmatist and of course a Community servant. Globally recognized humanitarian Mr Nabaraj is also a tireless advocate for the communities and immigrant champion for the working families.
Dao Yin, City Council Candidate spoke that Queens is the home for all and we all must be united and celebrate together for harnessing the rapport. Jessica Rojas, The Assemblywomen Elect, vividly spoke about the Queens, its diversity and inclusiveness which makes all proud as united Queens to celebrate each other.
The Covid-19 Hero Awardee, Mr Dilip Chauhan who is the Pro-Community person who said, Queens is the home of immigrants and Diwali/Tihar makes Queens the most colorful city on the planet. While accepting an Award Mr. Dilip Chauhan said, During this trying time due to Covid we all become physically separated with 6 ft of distance but as you know ,in Sanskrit Deepavali is row of Lights, and the way you all have provided your hands to needy people in so many ways for instance, some of you have distributed food, awareness about Covid through zoom call or entertainment, encourage people to stay home, distributing free thermometers and many other ways you all have celebrated Diwali by helping each other I consider you all become a light in people’s life that’s the true way of celebrating Diwali.
Event was attended by Hiren Chauhan, Kham Bhatta, Purushottam Panthee, Shyam Karki and many other Community Leaders from Diverse Community.