Houston Program: Event Schedule – Day 2, 3

This is a summary of the activities expected on Days 2 and 3 of the Houston Program.

Day 2 – Saturday, May 29, 2010

  • 8:00 – Session I: Inaugural Session
    • Chair: Dev Man Hirachan, President, NRNA
    • Moderator: Ratan Jha, General Secretary, NRNA
    • Panelists: Patrons, local dignitaries, ambassadors, ministers, foci representatives, conference coordinator, NA ICC Members, NCC Presidents, Local Host organization President
    • Description: Opening ceremony, Welcome speeches, Keynote speech, Remarks by dignitaries: Devman Hirachan, Patrons, Local Dignitaries, Ambassadors, Ministers, Foci Rep, Conf Coordinator, NA ICC Members, NCC Presidents, Local Host Organization President, Ratan Jha and Hom Raj Acharya.
  • 10:15 – Nutrition Break
  • 10:30 – Session II: Collective Investments for Prosperous Nepal
    • Chair: Dr. Upendra Mahato, Chief-Patron, NRNA
    • Moderator: Dr. Rameshwar Shah
    • Panelists: Nepal Govt. Rep., FNCCI Rep., Anjan Shrestha (TX, USA), Kiran Joshi (CA, USA), Ms. Indra Ban (Australia), Suresh Ghale (Australia), Arun Ojha (Russia/Nepal), Bhavan Bhatta (Japan)
    • Description: Organizing individual and collective financial investments in the development of Nepal and leveraging other collaborative foreign investments and finding innovative mechanisms of drastically increasing the foreign direct investments.
  • 12:00 – Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – Session III: Challenges to NRNs
    • Chair: Jiba Lamichhane, Vice-President NRNA
    • Moderator: Dr. Ambika Adhikari
    • Panelists: Ram Thapa, Raju Adhikari, Usha Sharma, Hitman Gurung (UK), Asia Rep, North America Rep
    • Description: The challenges to NRNs including the negotiation of dual citizenship, ensuring financial and organizational sustainability, improving management and outreach, and enhancing knowledge exchange between the Diaspora and Nepal.
  • 14:30 – Lunch Break
  • 14:45 – Session IV: Report by Regional Coordinators
    • Chair: Sagar Nepal, Vice President, NRNA
    • Moderator: Dr. Drona Rasali
    • Panelists: Regional Coordinators
    • Description: Presentation by each RC covering all the NCCs in their Region. Major Accomplishments and highlights. Major challenges for the NRNA in the regions, prospects and future directions for NRN activities in the regions.
  • 16:00 – Nutritional Break
  • 16:15 – Education
    • Chair: Tenzi Sherpa, Secretary, NRNA
    • Moderator: Suman Timsina and Naba Raj Gurung
    • Panelists: Regional Coordinators
    • Description: Sessions leaders of the first day of the conference present the major findings of their deliberations to entire mass.
  • 17:45 – Session VI: ICC Decleration
    • Chair: Dev Man Hirachan, President, NRNA
    • Moderator: Kumar Basnet
    • Description: Collective Declaration of the Resolution of the Conference.
  • 18:15 – Day Break
  • 19:00 – Dinner

Day 3 – Sunday, May 30, 2010
  • 9:00 – Session VII: ICC Meeting
    • Chair: Dev Man Hirachan, President, NRNA
    • Moderator: Ratan Jha
    • Panelists: ICC Members
    • Description: ICC Annual Meeting
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 2:00 – Grand Tour of Houston for Guests

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