2019 Humanitarian Mission

Hope Project

The Asha Project

One unique highlight of the trip was when we arrived at the Mha Puja Celebration organized by the Rotaract clubs of Babar Mahal, Rudramati and Rudramati-Babar Mahal at the A-1 cafe in Sankhamole.

Mha PujaMha Pujā (Devanagari: म्हपुजा) is an annual ritual performed by the Newar people of Nepal to purify and empower the soul as part of New Year celebration. It is performed on New Year’s Day of Nepal Sambat, the national lunar calendar of Nepal, which occurs during the Swanti/Diwali festival.

The Rotaract students and Interact students performed native dances and did the Mha Puja worship.

A nice ceremony was done to hand the children the supplies which made it feel like an even more special time. Bethany, our youth participant from the Color for Kids handed out school supplies.

Each stop we gave out the supplies but they were all so grateful and happy that…

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2019 Humanitarian Mission

One unique highlight of the trip was when we arrived at the Mha Puja Celebration organized by the Rotaract clubs of Babar Mahal, Rudramati and Rudramati-Babar Mahal at the A-1 cafe in Sankhamole.

Mha PujaMha Pujā (Devanagari: म्हपुजा) is an annual ritual performed by the Newar people of Nepal to purify and empower the soul as part of New Year celebration. It is performed on New Year’s Day of Nepal Sambat, the national lunar calendar of Nepal, which occurs during the Swanti/Diwali festival.

The Rotaract students and Interact students performed native dances and did the Mha Puja worship.

A nice ceremony was done to hand the children the supplies which made it feel like an even more special time. Bethany, our youth participant from the Color for Kids handed out school supplies.

Each stop we gave out the supplies but they were all so grateful and happy that we were there to help. These types of moments resonated within us as we made our stops to different areas.

Seeing a smile and brightened wide open eye is my sense of happiness. We see the profound power and promise brought through something as small as giving a pencil, a pen or a notebook. That is our ASHA project- A Promise of Hope and providing opportunities for less fortunate people. ”

Dr. Maharjan

● OUR impression 

Each part of the trip had its own flavor yet there was one thing we could always count on: an overwhelming kindness and helpfulness orchestrated by OUR GUIDE host club members.

● So far the most memorable portion of our trip was our time with Rataract members and Mha Puja. They were extremely welcoming and very organized in putting together the program.

New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvanian Rotarian on their first Humanitarian Mission to Nepal.

18 New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvanian Rotarian are on their first Humanitarian Mission to Nepal.

There goal is to meet with as many Rotary clubs and formulate future joint projects in Nepal. They will be conducting two health camps and visit various schools and meet with students as well as plant trees in various communities.

Visitors had opportunity to celebrate Diwali as well as enjoyed their first Rotary fellowship with Rotary club of Maharajgunj members and their families.

This is a first mission coordinated by the Asha Project consisting 4 different districts from the State.

“We fundamentally believe that a day will come in our lifetimes when every single child will have access to a quality education, meaningful employment through micro credit loans and a well managed community. We will continue to work tirelessly in breaking down the restraints of today to enable the possibilities of tomorrow for the children and families in Nepal”.

Dr. Tulsi R. Maharjan, PDG district 7475.

Thank you for your hospitality Rotary club of Maharajgunj. Also our thanks to Kishore Tripathi and his team for coordinating the trip.