Diaspora is a Greek term made up of two words, dia meaning ‘through’ or ‘over’ and speiro meaning ‘dispersal’ or ‘to sow’. It owes much of its origin to the exile of the Jews beyond Israel mainly in the 8th to 6th centuries BC. It is now commonly used in a generic sense for communities of migrants living or settled permanently in other countries, aware of their origins and identity and maintaining various degrees of contact with the mother country.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) is organizing a three-day ‘1st NRNA Global Knowledge Convention’ with an aim to ‘mobilize the diaspora’s knowledge pool to complement the government’s development efforts’.
KATHMANDU, June 10: Global Policy Forum for Nepal (GPFN), the Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA), and Canada Foundation for Nepal (CFFN), Nepali Embassy in Ottawa and NRNA NCC of Canada are jointly organizing a conference entitled “Role of Nepali Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal” in Toronto, Canada.
TERATHUN, March 3: Terathun – Hong Kong Forum has extended economic support for the families suffering physical losses during the massive fire that ripped through the Sankranti Bazaar more than two months ago.
The journey of indentured labour from India to Mauritius and to other destinations such as Suriname, Guyana, Reunion Island, Fiji, after the abolition of slavery in 1834 has been unknown to many. It is a journey that is often forgotten.
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has urged the Nepalis all over the world to think about how they could utilize the skills, knowledge and technology they have acquired while living and working in different countries for the economic development and prosperity of Nepal.