Assemblymember to Host Nepali Community Day at Albany’s Legislative Building on May 28th

The Nepali Community Day event is scheduled for May 28th at the Legislative Building in Albany, New York, and is organized by Assemblymember Steven Raga. This announcement was made during a press conference in Jackson Heights.

In recognition of the Nepali community’s contributions in New York, Assemblymember Raga has announced that the event will honor their presence and promote Nepali art and culture. Assemblymember Raga represents District 30, which includes Woodside, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Jackson Heights, Astoria, and Middle Village — home to the largest Nepali diaspora in the USA. He is known for actively participating in and prioritizing Nepali community events.

The program’s co-sponsors include Sarahana Shrestha, the first New York Assemblymember of Nepali origin, and Jenifer Rajkumar,  the first South Asian-American woman ever to be elected to a state office in New York.  Assemblymember Shrestha, representing District 103, is the first woman of Nepali origin to be elected to such a high position in the USA.

During the press conference, Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar remarked that the program is set to make history and amplify the voice of the Nepali community. Known for her various initiatives honoring the Nepali community, Assemblymember Rajkumar represents District 38, which includes Glendale, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, and Woodhaven in Queens — areas with significant Nepali populations.

The ‘Nepali Community Day’ event will take place on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the 3rd Floor Terrace of the Legislative Office Building, located at State Street & Washington Ave, Albany, New York. Nepalis from across the USA are invited to attend.

Transportation arrangements have been made for those traveling from Queens, New York, to Albany. Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out the participation form. Various Nepali organizations in New York are collaborating to ensure the event’s success.

“The Office of New York State Assemblymember Steven Raga is excited to host Nepali Community Day in Albany, celebrating the Nepali American community and their significant contributions to the State of New York,” said the office of Assemblymember Steven Raga.

Participants are suggested to wear their cultural attire to commemorate this special occasion. Due to transportation and logistical arrangements, attending the event may require a full-day commitment.

“Space is limited, and punctuality is essential. If you arrive later than 9:30am to the event, entry may not be guaranteed even if you have RSVP’d. The RSVP portal will close on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024,” the office of the assemblymember advised.

For more information and to RSVP for the event, please click here.