Nepal Nite to be cultural experience

May 3, 2010 | General News

The Nepal Namaste Association is hosting its annual cultural event, Nepal Nite, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in Louisiana Tech’s Student Center, Main Floor.
Jwala Mulchi, a student worker for the International Student Office, said this is a cultural event where the Nepalese students and the community can gather together and celebrate Nepal.
“There are 140 students involved with Nepal Nite and it is the one event where we can all get together, and include the community and Tech students,” she said. “We can show them Nepal.”
Mulchi said this event is to showcase Nepal and teach people more about its culture.
“There are people who don’t know about other cultures, and attending Nepal Nite is way for people to feel like they are in a different world, even just for two hours,” she said.
Mulchi said there are many important facts about Nepal the Nepalese students want to teach the community.
“We want people to know what and where Nepal is. We want them to know that Mt. Everest is in Nepal and Lord Buddha was born in Nepal,” she said.
Mulchi said NNA appreciates all the support they receive from Tech and the Ruston community.
“We want them to know that we are thankful for them and their attendance to our event,” Mulchi said.
Tickets are on sale in the International Student Office and are $7 for students and $12 for non-students.
For more information contact Bijoya Chakraborty, coordinator of the International Student Office at (318) 257-4321.
Written by Tina Marie Alvarenga