PATA NY dinner invitation April 12 2019

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MITHILA, April 5, 2019– Consul General Pushpa Raj Bhattarai, Consulate General of Nepal New York, in association with Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City, Nepalese American Foundation is organizing The First Mithila Festival USA Arts & Crafts Exhibition followed by Dinner and Cultural Program.

April 12th 2019 at 5 PM at 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. New York PATA Chapter is proud to support this event and members, colleagues and friends in the travel industry and the art world are invited.

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River.
Mithila Culture is said to have originated in Janakpurdham, capital of Ancient Mithila of Nepal. It is probably the only culture in South Asia which is a combination of Ancient Nepalese and Indian Cultures as Sita of Nepal and Ram of India were married. 

However, Mithila Culture is said to be of Nepalese origin in Hinduism-epic Ramayana. Mithila is well known globally for its art. Mithila paintings are considered a collectible art form, with artists painting on canvases of rough handmade paper that is similar in texture to the mud hut walls. Not only are Mithila paintings now exhibited in galleries across the world, but more importantly the art has opened up a new industry for women in impoverished rural communities.

Please rsvp with your full name AND company name to: SimonePATA@aol.com.
No charge for this historical event. Business attire please.
To better promote this artistic event and Visit Nepal 2020, we urge our members to invite interested colleagues and friends and your local art galleries/museums. Time is short so please rsvp as soon as possible.
Of note: Mr. Lal Kishor Sah, Mayor of Janakpurdham will be in New York April 2 to 9th for interviews.
The Founder & Executive Director of Mithila Festival USA is Mr. Amit Shah and if artists, art galleries , studios and museums need further information, Mr. Shah can be reached at 347 863 6058 (Email: mithilafestivalusa@gmail.com).