Mayor Eric Adams presented awards to four Nepalese performers and social workers at the first-ever Nepal American Music Festival held at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on Oct. 8.
Adams awarded honorees Sapana Shree, Phiroj Syangden, Pema Chhewang Sherpa and Suraj Singh Thakuri. The Nepal American Music Festival was held on the auspicious occasion of Nepali festivals Dashain and Deepawali.
The free event introduced Nepal’s music and culture to the diverse communities residing in Queens. The program was organized by CPA Pashupati Shrestha from Buddha Tax and Accounting, Rajesh Hamal from Revel Events Inc. and Nabaraj KC, a community leader, president of the College Point Civic and Taxpayers Association and realtor.
The organizers of the festival believe that the Nepali Music Festival will help promote tourism in Nepal, in one way or another. Eighteen renowned and popular national Nepali singers and dancers entertained a crowd of about 4,000 people.
Mayor Eric Adams served as the chief guest and received a very warm welcome and a big round of applause from the Nepali community in Jackson Heights.
Adams congratulated the organizers, Buddha Tax, Revel Events and Nabaraj KC, for the beautiful music festival that helped promote Nepalese music and culture to the world. The mayor also extended his warm wishes to the Nepalese community for the Dashain and Tihar festival.
Nabaraj KC thanked Adams for his good wishes to the Nepalese community. The organizers, who thanked the sponsors and community for their immense support to make the festival a success, said the program will be become an annual event at Diversity Plaza to promote Nepali music and culture.