Nepal Ambassador and RPCV to speak at George Mason U

Nepal’s Ambassador to the United States, Shankar Sharma, and RPCV Rajeev Goyal (N-193), will be speaking at a Nepal-America Society meeting in Annandale, Virgina on April 27. Goyal will be talking about his 2012 book about his Peace Corps service, The Springs of Namje. The following announcement comes from the America-Nepal Society.



America Nepal Society, one of the oldest organizations in the USA announces a Book talk program on “The Springs of Namje” authored by Peace Corps Volunteer Mr. Rajeev Goyal. The author himself will be present to speak about the book. The discussion on projects Mr. Goyal is working in Dhankuta and Morang Districts of Nepal is the other attraction of the program. This is a Peace Corps Volunteer’s inspirational story about the power of small change. All community members are kindly requested to participate in the program. ANS has been conducting a number of such activities. This is also one of them.

Program Schedule

Date: April 27, 2013

Venue: George Mason Regional Library

7001 Little River Turn Pike, Annandale, VA,

 Program Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Chief Guest: Dr. Shankar Sharma, Nepalese Ambassador to the United States of America

Shankar Sharma, Ambassador of Nepal to the United States has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii. He was Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Nepal from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Sharma also worked as a consultant to the Constitution Committee on “Distribution of Natural Resources, Economic Rights and Public Revenue” in helping to draft the new Constitution of Nepal.

Peace Corps Volunteer Mr. Rajeev Goyal

Author of “The Springs of Namje: A Ten-Year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress,” Rajeev Goyal is a lawyer, activist, rural development worker, and former Peace Corps volunteer. Since 2008 he’s served as the national coordinator of the Push for Peace Corps campaign. Goyal partners with environmentalists, designers, and farmers to develop new sustainability initiatives and has worked with the UN Office for Human Rights in Kathmandu.