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Scholarship Awards Announcement for 2022 – 2023

Tharus and Friends Association (TFA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual TFA Scholarships Awards for 2022-2023. Twenty-one (21) applicants will be receiving scholarships from TFA this year The...

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Tharu Mahila Sabha, Bara and Siraha Districts

Tharu Mahila Sabha (TMS) conducted awareness programs in Lahan area of Siraha district and distributed hand sanitizers and face masks to each family. The TMS also distributed NRs. 25,000 cash equally to five fa...

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TFA awarded Nrs. 100, 000 to Khadag Municipality Ward No. 6, Saptari

The chairperson, Mr. Bhagwati Chaudhary, of Khadag Municipality Ward No. 6 organized a relief program where he distributed 25 kgs of rice, 3 kgs of dal (lentil), 1 liter of cooking oil, 2 kgs of salt, 4 pieces ...

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TFA Celebrates Maghi 2022 in the New York City

Tharus and Friends Association celebrated Maghi 2022 in the New York City by distributing about 500 hand sanitizers and face masks to local community people. TFA would like to thank to local leaders and organiz...


TFA’s Participation in FIPNA’s 8th National Convention

Tharus and Friends Association represented the Federation of Indigenous Peoples of Nepal in America (FIPNA) 8th National Convention held in the New York City on December 19, 2021. TFA would like to thank to all...


Chicagoland Tharu Society (CTS) Rhinos Fund

Tharus and Friends Association (TFA) would like to congratulate Chicagoland Tharu Society (CTS) Rhinos for securing the Championship Cup during the soccer tournament held in 2021 summer. The CTS Rhinos in coord...

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Kaushila Chaudhary –N-Peace Award Winner of 2015

Kaushila Chaudhary was born into a Kamaiya (bonded-laborer) family in west Nepal. She worked as a Kamlari (bonded laborer) for 16 years before she was freed. She joined the human rights movement to free all Kam...

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Dev N. Chaudhary – Nepal’s National Footballer

Dev N. Chaudhary is one of the best and most popular soccer (football) players of Nepal. He played many national and international games for Nepal leading to many victories. He is now retired, but his name is s...

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Seema Chaudhary – Barefoot Runner

Seema is also an athlete from Far-Western Region of Nepal who competed in women’s 800m run on barefoot at the 7th National Game in 2016 and won bronze medal. TFA initiated "Donate $5.00" campaign to collect fun...

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Keshari Chaudhary – National Athlete of Nepal

Keshari Chaudhary is a national athlete of Nepal. She has taken part in national and international games including South Asian Games and won medals in high jump, long jump, and triple jump.   Above three (...

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Suma Tharu – Singing Kamlari song at 2012 Women in the World Summit

Suma Tharu from Bardiya District, Nepal sang a song at the opening ceremony of the third “Women in the World” summit at the Lincoln Center, New York, USA in March, 2012. She is a former Kamlari girl. Her song w...

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Tilak Ram Tharu – Nepalese Olympian

Tilak R. Tharu, representing Nepal, took part in men’s 100 m race in 2012 Summer Olympics held in London. He is from Nawalparasi and the first Tharu to participate in world famous Olympic game. TFA honore...

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Tharu Kalyankarini Sabha (TKS) Central Office, Kathmandu

Tharu Kalyankarini Sabha (TKS) Kapilbastu district organized a program attended by the TKS district president, Umashankar Tharu, and the TKS central member, Janjir Prasad Tharu, and distributed relief packages ...

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Backward Society Education (BASE), Western Nepal

Backward Society Education (BASE) distributed food items, health safety materials and educational materials to 36 children and their families in Dang District in consultation with local government. Health check...

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Chet Narayan Chaudhary Help Fund

Chet Narayan Chaudhary, the former treasurer and life member of TFA, passed away during a medical treatment at a local Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA on April 23, 2021. He is survived by his wife and a daug...

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Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center Fund

Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center (TCMRC) of Bachhauli, Chitwan, is the first Tharu indigenous museum in Nepal. It’s objectives are to conserve and educate people about Tharu culture, traditions, indi...

TFA supported $1091 to Jaleshwor
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Jaleshwar Mahato Help Fund

Jaleshwar Mahato of Chitwan, Nepal was stranded in Saudi Arabia due to an unfortunate vehicle accident and his inability to pay certain amount of “Blood” money to get out of the jail. It was a large sum for the...

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Rajmani Chaudhary Help Fund

One of the Tharu community members living in Dallas, Texas, Rajmani Chaudhary (originally from Chitwan Nepal) died suddenly due to a medical episode in 2017. At that sad and difficult time, TFA collected funds ...

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Nepal Flood Victims Relief Fund

Nepal was hit by a devastating flood during the monsoon of 2017 which caused loss of human lives and property damages in Eastern Tarai. To help the victims of the flood, TFA raised fund together with Chicagolan...

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Tikapur Incident

Many people died and many were injured in an incident in Tikapur, Nepal in 2016. The injuries ranged from mild to severe. Sadly, many of them could not afford to pay for their treatment. The deceased and injure...

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