GPK Foundation Gala  on March 8,2023 Women's Day

Hosted at Gulshan Terrace in the Woodside district of Queens (New York) was the 3rd anniversary of GPK Foundation America Chapter, headed by their President – Somnath Ghimire. The function also celebrated the 113th International Women’s Day and Black History Month.

GPK Foundation was founded as an organization to promote global Democracy, Peace and Development, principles at the core of its namesake national leader - Girija Prasad Koirala, the Founding Father of a democratic Nepal and serving Prime Minister. The proud family legacy is continued by her daughter Sujata Koirala, former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and Chairwoman of the foundation.

Prominent dignitaries, government officials and United Nations delegates graced the event, including: Catalina Cruz (New York Assemblywoman), Jenifer Raikimar (New York Assemblywoman), Steven Raga (New York Assemblyman), Melinda Katz (Queens District Attorney), Julie Won (New York District 26 Councilwoman), Elaine Fan (Director of Asian American Affairs and Liaison to Governor Kathy Holchul), Kajori Chaudhuri (Deputy Commissioner, New York City Commission on Human Rights), Cecilia Venosta-Wiygul (President CWNY), Melissa Sklarz (Democratic District Leader of Queens Borough 30B), Jeany Persaud (Community Activist), Ambassador Sima Karetnaya (Director at UN Global Peace, Member of UN CSW and WHO), Judge Sandra Munoz (Queens County), Danielle Brecker (Chairwoman of Queens Borough 2), Brenda Barrera (Liaison Officer for Assemblywoman Jessica Gonzales Rojas), Beatrice Ajaero (Founder of NNEJI), Dr. Remi Alapo (Special Adviser to Secretary-General of International Human Rights), James Mingeluzo (Queens Borough Director for New York City Comptroller Office of Brad Lander), Sookraine Dhanpat (South Asian Community Liaison for New York City Mayor), Ang Tshering Sherpa (President NRNA USA), Mohan Shrestha (President Nepal Vision), Manita Gurung (President Tamu Pariwar), Nisha Sunar (President Nepali American Artist Association), KC Nabaraj (VP Haami Nepali Global), Dhruba Kunwar Kshetri (President Haami Nepali Global), Keshab Ram Rai (VP United Kiran Rai), Sunita Sharma Koirala (Chief Editor MNTV USA), Samrat Katki (Chief Editor Hello America TV), Bwalya Brenda (Women’s Right Activist), Jonathan Forgash (Founder of Queenstogether), Dimple Willabus (Social Activist), Yuxiang Min (President Wall Street News Agency), Kabir Rana (Executive Director of Deshantar Media), Queens County District Leaders – Nita Jain, Yanna Henriquez, Richard David and Albert Baldeo; and Queens City Borough 2 Members – Nick Berkowitz, Phuntsok Tashi and Anatole Asraf.

Our Collective global alliance was represented by its Creator – Dr. Leong Ying, with their nominated speakers: Dr. Deborah Olusa (CEO Reocomm Group), Vincent Lyn (Founder of We Can Save Children) and Paul Sladkus (Founder of Pause the World for Peace). Our Collective commercial partner Dr. Raphael Ajalie (Chairman Reocomm Group) demonstrated their advanced security surveillance system Reocomm Eyes, with the potential for future technology transfer to setup an assembly plant in Nepal to service the Asian markets.

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Somnath Ghimire, President of GPK Foundation America (5th from left)

Dr. Leong Ying, Creator of Our Collective (2nd from left)

For media contacts:

Somnath Ghimire (President)

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Dr. Leong Ying (Creator)

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