Rabin Man Shakya
With the objective of acting as a bilateral forum for promoting Newah arts, culture, traditions and festivals and promoting Buddhism related activities in Nepal as well as in the US, Newah American Buddhist Association (NABA) has been set up recently in Kathmandu.
Maintaining friendship and cordial relations between Newah Buddhists of Nepal and of the US will be the prime concern of the Association.
NABA is to champion the cause of raising Buddhist awareness, disseminate principles of non-violence and peaceful coexistence.
NABA's establishment recently will be guided not only by the objectives of promoting Newah heritage but also by creating a forum that is dedicated to act as a bridge between Newah Buddhists of Nepal and the US.
Dr Rabin Man Shakya has been nominated as the president of the Newah American Buddhist Association while Mr Dil Ratna Shakya is the general secretary of NABA.
Likewise, Associate Professor Dr. Sushil Bajracharya, Mr. Swaraj Shakya, Mr. Siddhi Ratna Shakya and Naveena Shakya have been nominated as the members of the NABA.
It is to be noted that NABA offices are located both in Kathmandu, Nepal as well as in Portland, USA.