Diasporas have been recognized as the catalyst for change and contribute significantly at the micro and macro levels of the economy of their countries of origin. What is more, they have retained their emotional, cultural and spiritual links with their native country. Nations that can tap on this niche, by addressing Diaspora concerns, can generate the flow of Diaspora knowledge, skill and resources to complement their national efforts for development. Diasporas can play significant role in the nation-building in developing countries and in ones which have undergone major transformation.
A vision to unite Nepali Diaspora under one banner was seeded through the formation of Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) on 11th October, 2003 in Kathmandu with the support from the Government of Nepal and the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI). Within a decade, affiliates of NRNA have been established in 68 countries/territories as an umbrella organization of the Nepali Diaspora; spearheading Diaspora interest and activities at home and abroad. Ever since its birth; NRNA has been actively promoting Nepal and the Nepali people by uniting and mobilizing Nepali living abroad and at home. The Nepal government formally issued the NRN Ordinance on 2nd September 2005 and promulgated the NRN Act on 2007 and NRN Regulations in 2009.
The Nepali Diasporas are the first generation Diaspora, hence may lack in resources, but have been able to organize ourselves to establish an umbrella organization to collectively represent our concerns and interest domestically as well as internationally. The Nepali people show their solidarity and concerns for their fellow Nepali working/living abroad. The government and the politicians of Nepal have been very receptive of the NRN issues and are looking forward towards NRN's contribution in the development of their motherland. It is for the benefit of the home country as well as the Diaspora community that the potential and the promise of this huge reservoir of resources, human and economic, be harnessed to improve the lives of the Nepali people both at home and abroad.
A lot has been done, a lot can be done and yet, a lot will always remain to be done!
International Coordination Council,
Non-Resident Nepali Association.
I am delighted to have this golden opportunity to serve the NRNA, the Nepali diaspora and Nepali society at large as the elected president of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) for 2019-21. I on behalf of the entire new NRNA team take this opportunity to thank the delegates and participants our global conference and International General Assembly of the NRNA as well as all those who helped and contributed in organizing that event. The conference has put up a challenge before us and I have accepted the challenge of steering the NRN movement during the next two years.
United by the common urge to see our beloved motherland a proud and prosperous member of the international community and driven by the motto of “For Nepali by Nepali” there is no alternate to be united and working together for our common goal. We the NRNs have a unique advantage. We can be a link between the place of our origin as well as our destination. We can and need to contribute to the welfare of the land we came from and the society which has accepted us and given us the pathway to live and contribute to the wellbeing of humanity.
Nepal is in crucial phase of our socio economic transformation. The NRN community has a very important role in shaping our future. It is not merely doing odd philanthropic projects and responding to the natural calamities, but supporting the national desire to prosper through use of our resources, be it financial (monetary) or be it technical ( skill, knowledge and linkages).
The amount of interest Nepali society has on our movement adds on the challenges and makes it imperative that we have to be united and contribute.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank our past presidents and leaders who brought our movement to this stage. We will be continuing with our past initiatives and starting a few new ones. I call on all NRN friends to forget the bitterness of win and loss of the election. We are here to contribute. There will be ample opportunity and space for everybody to work in our common interests.
I would like to conclude with the wise words of Henry Ford who established one of the most successful automobile company “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress and working together is success”.
Let us work together to make Nepal and the entire globe a better place to live for the entire humanity.
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