Nepal was well-represented at the Asian Celebration on February 19. For videos of the dancing, go to the EKSCA Facebook page and scroll down to February 20. And big kudos to Dristi, Kabitanjali, Shreedhara, Anudeep, Yasha, Kavya, Celena, Maya, Neha, Sugam, Agraj, Achyuthan, Shradhan, Shashi, and Subik for their terrific performances.
Artist Exchange Moving Forward
Meetings between EKSCA and the City have led to agreement for an artist exchange with Kathmandu. Portfolios are being collected from artists in Nepal, and details of budget and logistics are being worked out, The exchange will likely occur in 2019.
The program is being sponsored by the 20x21EUG Mural Project, an initiative of the City of Eugene's Public Art Program to create 20 or more world-class outdoor murals in Eugene between now and the 2021 IAAF World Championships
Through their knowledge of and contacts with the arts scene in Kathmandu, UO grad students Anudeep Dewan and Dristi Manadhar have been instrumental in making this opportunity possible.
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The Eugene-Kathmandu Sister City Association promotes mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Eugene and Nepal through events, delegations and fund-raising. A volunteer organization of Nepalis and Americans who love Nepal, we welcome participation by all.
EKSCA Picnic on June 10
The Association picnic will be held June 10 at Richardson Park (Shelter 3) on Fern Ridge reservoir, starting at 3:00. At 4:00 we will have a brief Association meeting to announce upcoming programs / events and to have officer elections. Dinner will be around 5:00.
EKSCA will provide BBQ chicken, rice, daal, soft drinks, and plates/utensils/cups/etc. Please bring a dish to pass.
If you want to run for office or to be on the EKSCA Board, please contact Jan Mascall, head of the Nominating Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eugene-Kathmandu Sister City Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Nepal Steals Show at Asian Celebration
Agraj Dangal Wins Second UO Scholarship for Student from Nepal
The University of Oregon has awarded its second Nepalese student scholarship to Agraj Dangal.who is pursuing his Master of Nonprofit Management student in the department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management. He is interested in social entrepreneurship and bridging the worlds of philanthropy and business. He support self-study programs in Nepali and Hindi at the Yamada Language Center.
The scholarship was created by UO following the 2015 earthquake as an act of solidarity with Eugene’s sister city. The $30,000 annual award covers tuition costs. The scholarship can be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student in a field of study that enables the student to return home and contribute to the future of Nepal. if you are interested in applying for the 2018-2019 award, please check the UO website.
Dristi Manandhar, the first scholarship winner, was the feature story on the UO's home page. For the story, go here.