A New Advisor from the Nepali Diaspora

Khagendra G.C. (Photo via Everest Times)

Nepal’s foreign ministry appointed Nepalese-American Attorney Khagendra G.C. as a non-resident Nepali honorary advisor on April 11, 2017.

G.C. is also a former president of the Non-Resident Nepali Association National Coordination Council (NRN NCC of USA), the organization which has more than 10,000 Nepalese members living in the U.S.

The appointment letter said that he has been appointed as an honorary advisor so that his knowledge and expertise in national and international laws would be beneficial for the country and he would be advising about the concerns of Nepalese living abroad.

Seeing the growing diasporic population, Nepal’s government for the first time created this position for Nepalese living abroad.

“I want to thank Nepal’s government for giving me this responsibility,” G.C. said. “This position will help to address the concerns regarding the rights of Nepalese living abroad – be it provisions for special citizenship for non-resident Nepalese or other economic rights.”

“The Nepali government’s appointment has also paved a new path for other non-resident Nepalese as well so I appreciate the government’s decision to recognize the diasporic population,” he said.

G.C. has been advocating dual citizenship for non-resident Nepalese for a long time. He received his J.D. from Fordham University, School of Law, and his LL.M. from Columbia University, School of Law, in New York City.

He runs a law firm, Chhetry and Associates, P.C., based in New York. He has been practicing law for more than two decades.

He has been a longtime campaigner for “Once a Nepali, Always a Nepali.”


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