About ANS


We are working together to strengthen the bonds between the American and Nepalese people.


America Nepal Society is one of the oldest organizations in the USA established in 1967. This is a nonprofit organization working exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational activities. The activities ANS has done over the years are for fostering greater knowledge and understanding of literature, arts, cultures, values, manners, social customs, and other facts of diversities and similarities among Americans and Nepalese in the USA.


The former US Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker was the ANS’s first Honorary Chairman in 1967. Col. William Gresham served as an honorary president of the ANS in the same year, 1967. Many distinguished Americans and Nepalese have contributed their valuable time, efforts, and talent to foster and bridge the cultures, values, and other walks of life among Americans and Nepalese under the banner of the ANS. For a detailed list of all those community leaders, please click here. In addition to those leaders, numerous elected executive board members and general members have been contributing their countless hours and energy over the years to make the ANS active in the community.


The ANS has been conducting a lot of activities in the community. It celebrates the annual picnic and Dashain Tihar Mela with the presence of Americans, friends of Nepal, and the Nepalese community in the greater Washington DC area.

It also organizes seminars, talk programs on socio-economic, socio-politics, geopolitics, and human rights, cultural programs, welcomes senior political leaders and literary figures, prime ministers, ministers, American ambassadors to Nepal and Nepalese ambassadors to the US, and the like. ANS has been conducting its activities with the close collaboration of local Nepalese organizations including the Nepalese Embassy, in Washington, D.C. Tourism expo was one of the great successful programs jointly organized by the ANS and Nepalese Embassy in 2003. We welcome you to visit our site and expect to work together in the future. Please register your email address in our mailing list if you want to hear more about our community activities.

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