CHANGE MAKERS – Ritee Karmacharya

Parents name: Roshan and Sajina Karmacharya School Activities at the school: Track, Asian American Club, Red Cross Club, National Honors Society, English and Math honors society, Journalism Community Activities and support: FONNJ Youth Leadership team member and volunteering with the Peace Garden and writing articles about FONNJ activities. Hobbies: art, writing Future plans?I’m still figuringContinue reading “CHANGE MAKERS – Ritee Karmacharya”

Celebration of Life and Legacy of Mr. Siddhi Man Singh Basnyat

No tribute could ever come close to adequately describing Siddhi Man Singh Basnyat’s achievements and accomplishments. Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs. —Steve Saint Siddhi Man Singh Basnyat, was a legend of Nepal. My Uncle (MaMa) was aContinue reading “Celebration of Life and Legacy of Mr. Siddhi Man Singh Basnyat”

33 Years of HOPE Celebration

and Volunteer Recognition By: Samantha Waldron, Vice President, Whitehouse Rotaract club. Thank you to everyone for this US President’s Volunteer award. I am absolutely honored to be the Vice President of Rotaract NJ Whitehouse and to work on these projects all year round. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the critical components and core values ofContinue reading “33 Years of HOPE Celebration”

Menuka Udas – 2023 Recipient of the US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our 2023 recipient of the US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ms. Monika Udas, President of the Whitehouse Community Corps and Vice President of the Friends of Nepal-NJ has spent more than 12 years working for children, community and women empowerment projects in our community and communities in Nepal. She has helped educate girls in Nepal,Continue reading “Menuka Udas – 2023 Recipient of the US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Celebrating World Understanding Month with Rotary clubs of Hunterdon County.

In honor of the first Rotary meeting that occurred on February 23, 1905, Rotary International has designated this day as “World Understanding and Peace Day” and has selected February as “World Understanding Month.” Rotary Clubs of Hunterdon County are collaborating to celebrate this world understanding month by signing sister club agreements, receiving state and localContinue reading “Celebrating World Understanding Month with Rotary clubs of Hunterdon County.”

Nemanja Nikitovic: My Journey from Serbia to New Jersey

Born in Uzice, Serbia where I lived for 20 years before moving to United States. Now I live longer in the US then in Serbia. As a kid I was very interested in technology and computers as my first childhoodmemory are scenes from a legendary George Lucas movie called Star Wars episode V: “The EmpireContinue reading “Nemanja Nikitovic: My Journey from Serbia to New Jersey”


Professor “Nick” (called by his students, his actual name is Nemanja Nikitovic) to be honored by the President of the United States of America as a recipient of the “President’s Lifetime Achievement Award” for his 22 years of dedicated community service. The purpose of this award is to honor those who have continually poured outContinue reading “FINDING MY PASSION AND PURPOSE.”


I have just joined the Youth Leadership Team of the Rotary and the Friends of Nepal to make a difference in our community and communities around the world. It has been great pleasure to be a part of the Youth Leadership Team and work with the NJ Peace Garden project and learn leadership skills. ThisContinue reading “NJ TEEN’S SERVICE PROJECT RIASE AWARENESS ABOUT CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT.”

Why We Should Celebrate Nepal Day in New Jersey?

By: Pragya Shrestha, Youth Leadership member. It is essential to keep in mind the roots from which Nepalese have grown in order to ensure that subsequent generations can enjoy and continue the same beautiful lifestyle. It’s easy for minorities like Nepalese people to forget their primary ancestral cultures and homeland when they live in theContinue reading “Why We Should Celebrate Nepal Day in New Jersey?”

Menuka Udas: Passion; Commitment and Leadership

Interview by: Ms. Pragya Shrestha What is your involvement in the Nepalese community?Menuka Udas: In order to expand the Nepalese community, I try to connect people. I am laying the groundwork for the Nepalese community so that we can unite cultures to inspire and be inspired by one another. On top of that, I amContinue reading “Menuka Udas: Passion; Commitment and Leadership”