(A non-profit organization)
Introduction of the Organization:
The goals and objectives of United Kirat Rai Organization of America (UKROA) to contribute in preservation of Kirat history, Kirat religion (Munthum), Kirat scripts, Kirat tradition, Kirat culture and languages maintaining cultural and ethnic harmony.
UKROA shall basically adopts the principles of non violence, mutual respects, coexistence, kindness, cooperation and respect of human rights as a part of civilized society. We firmly believe in social harmonization, interdependence and respect each others and condemn any form of violence, social injustice, violation of human rights.
We believe on the facts, figures and scientific evidences and condemn the falsified documents with the evil intention of hiding the facts. The evidence tells us that Kirats ruled central and eastern Nepal two times previous to any other rulers. However, the subsequent rulers and their administrations destroyed many records of Kirat history, religious books called Mundum and its original scripts with bad political intention. The subsequent rulers divided Kirats into multiple subgroups in order to weaken their strength in such a way that they virtually disappeared from the scene socially and politically in order to fulfill their vested interest.
Few points about Kirat History:
The historical fact shows that Kirats ruled twice in central Nepal. Before Gopal Banshi, the first Kirat king Banashur was the King in the central Nepal which is not mentioned in the current history of Nepal that needs to be explored further. Kirat came in power again when Kirat King Yalamba from the east defeated Gopal bansi and ruled central Nepal once again. The brave King Yalamba united his kingdom from Trishuli in west to Tista, Bhutan in the east, Snow line (Himalaya ) in the north and Chitlang in the south and he shifted the capital from “Yalung” to “Thankot” very close to current capital. “Yala” is the old name of Patan named after the Kirat king “Yalamba”, which was blessed with beautiful arts and cultures. His successor, his son Palamba’s title was “Kiratishur” who built a town close to Thankot, presumably later became the current “Kirtipur”(mutated form of “Kiratishur”). The sixth Kirat King was Humati Hang when Arjun in Mahabharat visited Nepal where he learnt special fighting skill “Pashupatashra” from Kirat feudal chief. Kirat King Kuber gave him instructions and explained the meaning of civilized people (Devata) as Kirats were very proud themselves calling civilized people or devas. Lord Budha visited central Nepal during the reign of Kirat King Jitedashi. Budha preached in Nepal valley and was able to make 1350 disciples including Sariphutta, Ananda etc. King Ashoka ( India ) visited Nepal during the period of 269-265 BC when Kirat King Stungko was ruling the central Nepal. Ashoka constructed Budha stupa in Patan and Buddhist monument in Lumbini. During the course of time different Kirat communities adopted different religion such as Hindu and Bodhism while some continued as being Kirat Mundum followers.
Relation with other ethnic communities:
UKROA will further put its effort to encourage, respect and dignify the intellectuals and scholars who would explore the historical facts as much as possible that has been buried by subsequent rulers in the Himalayan region. We highly appreciate and welcome any scholars and intellectuals from Kirats or non Kirats ethnicity, who are willing to contribute intellectually or otherwise to the noble purpose of United Kirat Rai Organization of America.
UKROA aims to establish a feeling of cooperation, collaboration, fraternity, close and cordial relationship with different communities through different cultural gatherings, program, workshops, meetings, seminars, constant communication involving all key stakeholders, individuals, distinguished guests and external partners or donors. Among immigrant population, UKROA is constantly advocating the urgent need of some kind of social initiatives and educational campaign to fight the growing epidemics of HIV/AIDS before it becomes overwhelming health problem. Nepali speaking population in New York city is estimated to be more than more than 60,000, of which most of them are underserved in terms of health service due to many reasons and barriers such as lack of information, poverty, lack of time, language barriers, cultural barriers etc. Considering such fact of the matter, on the initiation of UKROA, a group of intellectual immigrant people have already formed an social organization called Global Federation of Indigenous People of Nepal (GFIPN) in order to raise awareness about importance of traditions, culture, language preservation as well as to bridge the social service gap between the service providers and the immigrant population living in different parts of USA.
Our forth coming activities: ieadp building, policy formation, progr
We are planning to launch a demographic survey in order to figure out the exact population of different ethnic people and their demographic characteristics and their actual needs and felt needs in terms of health and social services as well as in terms of growing HIV/AIDS epidemic all over the world. Although we are focusing all Nepali immigrants living in USA, however, we are going to launch preliminary programs in the east coast of USA where the Nepali immigrants are densely populated particularly in Queens (New York), in Somerville, Boston (MA) and access of services are compromised.
Health Awareness Program:
We are planning to launch an advocacy and educational awareness campaign on health related issues such as nutritional problems, immigrant health issues, reproductive health, maternal and child health issues, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, world epidemics of HIV/AIDS in terms of access information, education and communication quality of care focused on underserved population.
Thank you very much,
Editorial Board UKROA.
LOGO DESIGNER: Sukha Raj Rai
United Kirat Rai Organization of America
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