Gift of Hope for Nepal – Altruism in action

Altruism is the bedrock of a healthy society. The Asha Project in collaboration with Rotary, Rotaract and Friends of Nepal NJ completed more than 30 projects last year 2021, putting the Altruism in Action. “Economic Empowerment of Indigenous Women” Projects – Total Budget $3,500.00  Food Distribution Projects – Total $1,000.00  Library Project – $1000.00 •GoatContinue reading “Gift of Hope for Nepal – Altruism in action”

Anil Maharjan: A Young Professional Change Maker 2015

Anil Maharjan: A Young Professional Change Maker Year 2015 A typical busy professional, 23-years-old Anil Maharjan juggles his work with PwC being an Auditor and with various extracurricular activities, such as playing soccer with his office team, helping to set up a youth program and running cross-country. What sets Anil apart from other young professionalsContinue reading “Anil Maharjan: A Young Professional Change Maker 2015”

My First Dashai Celebration in New Jersey.

By: Aaraju Adhikari First Dashain away from Nepal, the best time to feel homesick. The only good I could think about this year’s Dashain was thankfully, it was on a Saturday. I opened my eyes the Dashain morning and as I got off my bed, I remembered the times when I used to wake upContinue reading “My First Dashai Celebration in New Jersey.”

Providing Hope and Opportunities – Shree Bal Kumari Secondary School Scholarship Success Stories.

Written by Medha Joshi and Krishna Prasad Sharma – As part of our 30th Anniversary of the Nepal project we are highlighting some success stories. Jyoti Maharjan and Niraj Maharjan are two of the four siblings who came from a modest family background. They share their experiences about how the Rotary – Friends of Nepal-NJContinue reading “Providing Hope and Opportunities – Shree Bal Kumari Secondary School Scholarship Success Stories.”

PARTNERSHIP with PURPOSE: Ending Hunger in our community

It is true that Partnering with Purpose works because we have many projects which we are collaborating with other organizations rather than competing with each other. At the moment many communities are facing complex challenges and find convoluted, redundant systems of services and organizations to be discouraging. We, the Rotary club of Branchburg, with mottoContinue reading “PARTNERSHIP with PURPOSE: Ending Hunger in our community”

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Mr. Ram Malakar

Ram Malakar came to the United States from Nepal in the early 1980s with his family and lived in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. During his early years, Mr. Malakar worked and traveled extensively overseas in India, Italy, and Malta for the U.S. Embassy and then worked as a food service director at St. LukeContinue reading “CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Mr. Ram Malakar”

Compassion into Action

Today Branchburg Rotarians, Rotaractors and the monks from the temple put their compassion into action by helping to create a special Rotary Peace Garden at the NJ Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center. The Rotary Club of Branchburg working together with various community groups as well as Rotaract and Interact members, put Rotary’s mission of “ServiceContinue reading “Compassion into Action”

HELPING ONE PERSON MIGHT NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT IT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE PERSON.

By: Eezya Dangol The Asha project has a long history of supporting the school since 1990. Recently completed a science lab at the school. On 5th October, The Asha Project conducted a scholarship program for children studying in grade 5 and 6 of the Balkumari School , Lalitpur municipality – 27, Nepal . Every childContinue reading “HELPING ONE PERSON MIGHT NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT IT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE PERSON.”

Diversity Coalition to celebrate 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and Diversity & Peace Award ceremony on November 20, 2021.

Branchburg, N.J. – Rotary Club of Branchburg and The Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition (SCCDC) will be hosting its 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and Awards presentation. Several outstanding individuals and organizations who have promoted peace and diversity in Somerset County will be receiving the 20th Annual Diversity and Peace Award. The awards will beContinue reading “Diversity Coalition to celebrate 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and Diversity & Peace Award ceremony on November 20, 2021.”

2021-23 Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Gyan Lal Maharjan

We are very happy to announce that Mr. Gyan Lal Maharjan has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of the THE ASHA PROJECT-Nepal. The Goodwill Ambassador will engage in public advocacy as well as public awareness activities in Nepal. The new Goodwill Ambassador will be designated for a period of two years, renewable, based onContinue reading “2021-23 Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Gyan Lal Maharjan”

Mr. Ram Makalar, Founding President of the NPPA to be honored with the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Friends of Nepal- NJ and the Rotary club of Branchburg are proud to announce that 2021 The U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mr. Ram Malakar on November 20, 2021 during the 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and Diversity Awards ceremony at the RVCC College in Branchburg, NJ. The President’s VolunteerContinue reading “Mr. Ram Makalar, Founding President of the NPPA to be honored with the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Celebration of Life and Legacy of Mr. Ramesh Maharjan

No tribute could ever come close to adequately describing Rameshji’s achievements and accomplishments in his community and communities around Nepal. 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 With God’s grace and Jhapu (Maharjan) connection, I had opportunityContinue reading “Celebration of Life and Legacy of Mr. Ramesh Maharjan”