The 2012 NNS Annual Raffle has now been drawn! Many congratulations to all our winners:
NNS is pleased to announce the lucky winners of the NNS 2012 Raffle!!! The drawing was held at our annual picnic at Lake Manawa Shelter # 6, at 4:30 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2012. We would like to thank everyone for their support.
Now, let's get on to announcing the lucky winners...
July 29, 2012, Nebraska Nepalese Society (NNS) proudly and successfully organized its 3rd annual NNS Soccer Tournament, in Papillion Soccer Complex from 21 July to 29th July 2012. The tournament was played in a league format, with the participation of 5 teams, namely Bhutanese Soccer Team, Bellevue City FC, Gunlao FC, Omahako Kheladi FC and West Omaha FC.
Bellevue FC, Bhutanese Soccer Team, Omahako Kheladi FC and Gunlao FC had progressed to the semifinals after securing top two positions in their respective groups. Bellevue City FC and Gunlao FC vied for the title after they had progressed to final by beating Omahako Kheladi FC by 4-0 and Bhutanese Soccer Team by 6-3 in their respective semifinals played on 28th July 2012.
April 23, 2012, Hundreds of Nepalese-culture lovers were expected to be desperate to celebrate NNS Nepali New Year 2069 event on the night of 21st April; exactly one week after it was cancelled because of the severe weather condition. As per our anticipation, a huge mass of internationals and Nepalese nationals flocked to Bellevue University Student Center to observe the long awaited NNS Nepali New Year 2069, and exchange New Year wishes among each other.
Nebraska Nepalese Society has always been proactive in the promotion and preservation of Nepalese culture in Nebraska. Now, we are taking some new steps geared towards charitable work in Nepal. As a first step we have donated $300 for the treatment of Sarita D.C, an 11 years old girl in Nepal who suffers a blood disease called ITP. Here is a video of our contact in Nepal handing over the money to Sarita’s mother.
We have formed a charity committee within NNS and will continue to help people in any way we can. We expect generous support from our community members like you. Any comments or suggestions are highly welcome. Our email address is
NNS Hoops Day 2012 News
By-Nirakar Rajbhandari Nebraska Nepalese Society successfully organized the annual NNS Hoops Day amid the mass of basketball lovers. The tournament began on the 10th and concluded on 11th of March. This event marked its 8th season since its commencement in 2004. Like previous years, Team Nebraska and teams from other states including Team Wichita, Team Colorado, Team Dallas (Himalayan Hoops) and Dunking Hanuman participated in the tournament.
On January 28, 2012, Nebraska Nepalese Society celebrated Saraswati Puja at the Hindu Temple in Omaha. It was a day to celebrate the birthday of Saraswati – the goddess of learning. We started the celebration with puja and bhajans. Children participated with great enthusiasm
Nepalese in Nebraska welcomed New Year 2012 with a fabulous party at the Fort Crook Billiards on 31st December 2011. Nebraska's own Nepalese band “Mojo Rides” entertained the crowd with popular numbers at the beginning of the new year's eve bash.
Nepalese from all over Nebraska came together at the Firefighter’s Union Hall on Friday, October 21st 2011 to celebrate Dashain and Tihar sanjh. The event also commemorated NNS’s 10 year anniversary. The celebration started off at 5:30pm with a social hour where attendees mingled with each
Arun Lama and Grishma Kandel emerged as the winners of NNS Talent show 2011 held at the Milo Bail Student Center of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday, June 11. Arun Lama will be representing NNS at the ANA convention in Washington D.C. Both Arun and Grishma faced tough competition from other contestants as the audience members were captivated by an array of performances. The participants were divided into above 10 years and under 10 years categories, with a winner selected from each category. The participants showcased their talents through melodious songs and graceful dances along with a sweet keyboard performance.
The festival began with a colorful parade that began at 11am from the 10th and Pacific Street and ended at the Lewis and Clark Landing. Many participants from the NNS wore traditional Nepali outfits and received much attention and praise from the crowd as the participants spiritedly sashayed down the streets waving Nepali flags.