UNCON Appreciation Day - A Grand Success
HimalayaKhabar | 12th Sep 2017, Tuesday | २०७४ भाद्र २७, मंगलवार ०५:३६
Texas(America)- USA Nepal Community Outreach Network (UNCON) successfully organized a UNCON Friends and Families Appreciation Picnic in the Conner Pavilion of Louisville Lake on September 10, 2017. The main purpose of the event was to strengthen the network of UNCON families and friends by spending some-time together and knowing each-other.
President of UNCON Prakash Gautam told us that over 60 families and several community leaders attended the event and enjoyed socializing from 3:00 to 7:45 PM. Over 20 UNCON Youth members, who are school and university students, also attended the event. Almost all families, who attended the picnic, were invited to the front and were given an opportunity to introduce their family; and all appreciated for having this opportunity to introduce their family to the community people.
One of UNCON Youths, Perry Pokharel - a senior in Allen High School, whose book was recently published, explained about her book and her inspirations in writing the book. Her book entitled “the story of acceptance,” is a poetry and quote collection. All the books that Perry brought with her were sold-out during the picnic. If any of you want to buy the book, $7, you can order online visiting: http://www.blurb.com/b/7999530-the-story-of-acceptance
Sarita KC of Garland and Sabina Joshi of Mckinney entertained the attendees by their sweet and melodious voices. A musical-chair game for ladies and a three legged race games were organized for couples.
The winners were Kalpana Sharma (first) and Sarita KC (second) on Musical Chair. Couples Raju Pandey and Apsara Pandey (First), Basu Shrestha Ganga Shrestha (first in 2nd game), Anuj Tripathi and Rami Rimal (second), Bikas Jung Thala and Sunita Basnet (second in 2nd game) and Santosh and Uttara Gautam (third) were winners on three legged race games. Ring Toss game was also organized and was a great attraction for all ages. Rajeev Sharma of Plano and Lalit Gupta of Fairview were winners of Ring Toss Game. All the UNCON officers were actively involved in successfully conducting all games.
During the program, certificates of appreciations were also presented to all the blood donors, who donated blood to help recoup of shortage of blood due to Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Galveston area. As a recap, UNCON had supported an emergency blood drive at the Carter BloodCare Center in Allen on September 3rd that collected 36 units of Blood.
Another attraction of the picnic was presence of Cricketer Sagar Panta and his wife Prakriti. Sagar, a key player of Nepali Rhino Cricket Club (USA) and in some point of time a national cricket player of Nepal, explained briefly about his feelings of winning the first place and bagging $60K in 2X Cricket Tournament that was held in Dallas in November 2016.
He announced that Nepali Rhino will be participating in Dallas Premier League, a month long tournament, which is scheduled to start on September 23rd in Frisco and Carrolton grounds. A token of honor was also presented by UNCON to Prakriti Pant, wife of Sagar Pant. President of the Nepali Rhino Club Thala Raj Panta briefly explained the history of the Club and its future plan.
At the end UNCON Officers announced that the picnic was a grand success and thanked all the attendees for being there to support UNCON in all means.