Namaste Nepal designs its t-shirt every year. We host a t-shirt design competition among the members and vote for the best one. This is the chosen t-shirt from last year.
A huge thanks to Roshan Shrestha for the design.
When you are abroad living away from family, you realize the importance of your loved ones. When you are so stressed at times with school and work, you miss the chill-ax life you had back home. When you do not have time to cook, you miss mom’s handmade spicy chicken. The best moments are always found when friends and family gather around.
I went to Nepal over the winter break after almost three years staying in United States.
When I realized that I had only one month to spend in Nepal I had to rush, rush to make this trip worth as much as possible. I wanted travel, eat all the food that I was craving for, spend time with friends and family but the time period was very limited. I used to wake up everyday with a motive on how will I make this day productive.
Reading all this is boring so here are some pictures expressing my stay in Nepal.
International Club and Namaste Nepal jointly organized world’s most colorful festival on Truman.
Holi was organized on April 2nd, 2017 in Red Barn Park.
Holi is one of the largest festivals celebrated by Hindus to represent good overcoming evil. It is best known around the world for the powder that revellers throw on each other, leaving festival goers coated in colour by the end of the day.
Namaste Nepal organized 13th annual Himalayan Night on March 4th, 2017. The program comprised of cultural dance, songs and traditional Nepalese cuisine. The theme of this Himalayan Night was “Back On Top Of The World”, trying to depict that Nepal is recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2015 and sharing the news that Nepal is total safe to travel and naturally once is not enough.
Overall, the event was a huge success.
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Photo credits to Priscilla Parisa and Kelly Dobbs.
This painting represents a collage of significant pieces in the Nepali culture. The famous Himalayan mountains stand tall and beautiful in the background surrounded by grassy hills and terraced fields. The colorful prayer flags hang high and stand out as a peaceful reminder that prayers and good thoughts must surround us in our everyday lives. The last piece, maybe the most significant at this time, is the Dharahara tower standing strong with pride to represent the never-ending struggle to rebuild and overcome so many of the losses that Nepal has felt after the 2015 earthquake.
The beautiful Hindu goddess Durga is represented by the bold fierce eyes, large golden nose ring, red lipstick, and tika upon the forehead. Durga, meaning the invincible, is believed to be the power behind creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. At a time like Dashain, Durga is one of the most significant and prayed to goddesses. Offerings are given to her, and many sacrifices are made during the week of Dashain. She goes by multiple names and is a multi-dimensional goddess.
Every fall, Namaste Nepal hosts their annual Dashain Night celebration, in honor of the 10-day festival of the same name. Musical and dance performances included traditional Nepali dances, along with modern and traditional vocal performances. The members of Namaste Nepal all pitched in to recreate traditional Nepali dishes to share with those in attendance. Check out more photos in the Truman International Blog!
Namaste Nepal Group Picture
Namaste Nepal hosts another year’s celebration of Dashain for the Truman community!
“Dashain is the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese people throughout the globe. This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil and is known for emphasis on family gatherings.”
Take a look at the official photo album covering this evening to remember!
-Photo credits to Priscilla Parisa and Mikenzie Beckley (Center for International Students)
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Namaste Nepal Membership Application Form
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