By Rajan Thapaliya
NRN is an organization of Non-Resident Nepalese in USA. Right now, Nepalese population is increasing all across the globe, especially across the common wealth countries like UK, USA, Australia and Canada. From the beginning, the organization was established with the coordination of folks like Upendra Mahato and Jiba Lamichhane. Upendra Mahato who entered Russia from Germany as a student and accumulated considerable amount of wealth since those times has been the major force and symbol of NRN since its establishment. Upendra Mahato currently has a growing business all over the world and especially in countries like USA and Nepal.
NRN, although, established as a non-profitable organization to serve the Nepalese population across the world in general, has today become a secret society to enrich few Nepalese who have massive assets worldwide. People like Shesh Ghale, one of the richest man in Australia, have been using platforms like NRN to expand their ambitions and fame across the world. NRN nonetheless also has made few attempts to serve the interests of Nepalese population across the world by co-ordinating with the Nepalese government to provide greater services to the Nepalese in general like the dual citizenship and other allowances in matters like tax.
Despite the hype of liberality and service to the Nepalese populace, NRN has been very effectively used by folks like Upendra Mahato for their selfless service since the beginning. Current NRN president Shesh Ghale is accused of similar activities. NRN-USA election was currently held in the USA and through the online voting process attorney Khagendra GC was elected as the President of NRN-USA. Khagendra GC has a great fame as an attorney. His influence and contribution to the Nepalese community can’t be ignored. He has connected many young talents to the mainstream Nepalese community in the USA.
NRN is highly political in context of Nepalese politics. Groups representing Nepali Congress and UML fight with each other in being at the top level even in the USA.
I haven’t really noticed any extra-ordinary job done by NRN so far, except that it is highly political and creates a lot of vibration in the community and the local Nepali medias across the world. Not surprisingly, there are thousands of Nepalese media running right now in the UK, USA, Australia and many other parts of Europe. The number of Nepalese population across the world is growing at a massive rate and the professional Nepalese are using the fame created through media attention to expand their enterprise. Many attorneys and doctors of Nepali communities use these kind of platforms to establish and grow their business. Nowadays, many Nepalis youths are publicized about NRN among them Prakash Basnet says, “Still, many Nepalis American don’t know what is NRN but we educate them the best we know how? Basnet added, NRN has its own rules and regulation. People should stop their candidacy through Facebook.”
NRN-USA President Khagendra GC, he reiterated that he is doing his best to establish peace among conflicting parties of Nepalese community at this moment. He also mentioned that he is working hard to serve the community while being busy with his profession all day.
NRN is doing a great job in uniting the business classes in the Nepalese outside America. Nepal being a country mostly supported by the remittances received from the Nepalese immigrants abroad considers these NRN leaders very important. Most of the Nepalese politicians yield to their demands although they haven’t acquiesced in the matter of dual citizenship yet.