Our Own Community Center – the Cherished Dream of Nepalis Living in Colorado


Call for Participation in Saptah Pooja from April 28th to May 5th, 2018 !

Venue: Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana St., Aurora, CO 80010

Nepalis of all origin, ethnicity, religion, tradition and culture living in the State of Colorado have one cherished dream: ‘Let us have our own community center.’

For raising the necessary funds for the fulfillment of this dream, all Nepali socio-cultural organizations of Colorado have joined hands. As a first step in this process, we have organized a weeklong Saptah Pooja and reciting of the story of the Shreemad Bhagawat Puran from April 28th to May 5th.

Pandit Deenbandhu Pokharel, a revered priest and brilliant story teller from Nepal, will conduct the ceremony.

Thereby, we request everyone to attend. There is no fee or mandatory donation for attendance; it is open to all. The invitation card attached with this letter presents the details of the program.

We also request and strongly encourage willing individuals to contribute money, whatever amount they could and are willing, for the construction and/or acquisition of a community center. Some of the ways you can contribute are:

Kalash Procession/Ceremony

Kalash (copper pitchers) are available in four sizes from small to large for a price of $25, $50, $100 and $250 each. Choose your preferred size and participate in Kalash procession in traditional dress (if you could) on April 28th at 8 a.m. Kalash is available in limited quantity, so please make reservation. On completion of the weeklong Pooja, we will hand over your chosen kalash to you.

Pooja Performer (‘Karta’)

Interested individuals/couples have the opportunity of performing Pooja for any number of days from April 29th to May 5th, by paying a fee of $250 per individual/couple for one day. Please contact us to reserve the place.

Assembly/Session Guest

The weeklong program is subdivided into sessions each day. Those who contribute more than $500 for the community center, they will be acknowledged publicly by the announcer. Those who donate more than $1,000 shall be acknowledged publicly by Pandit Deenbandhu himself. Those who donate $5,000, $10,000 or bigger amounts shall be acknowledged as session/assembly guest and shall be felicitated publicly. Donation can be made lump sum or through a pre-determined installment scheme.

Aarati

Everyday’s ceremony ends with aarati. Interested individuals shall be provided with aarati plate (with wicks) for a fee of $25.

General Donation

  1. There shall be a donation box placed at the Pooja venue.
  2. Also, there shall be designated desks manned by our volunteers where you can hand over donation in the form cash or check (drawn in the name of ‘Nepali Ghar’) or through your credit card.
  3. One may as well deposit donation money in the Wells Fargo account # 1284856711 of Nepali Ghar.
  4. There is a PayPal link available to make donation:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9RMAUJLMHYS78  

Contact Person for reservations: Nati Babu Bhatta, Ph. No. (720) 937-3663

The Presiding Council Members of the Nepali Community Center Project on behalf of the Saptah Pooja Main Committee:

Ram Prasad Shrestha | Bishnu Bahadur Shrestha | Narayan Shrestha | Purushottam Pandey | Vijaya Raj Sharma | Naveen Dutta | Sangeeta Shrotriya

 

Author: NepaliGhar

Non Profit Organization

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