Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre (ANMC) INC trading as “Nepalese Community Centre” is a not-for-profit organization registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV). ANMC was established in 2014 with the sole objective of preserving and promoting rich Nepalese culture, and heritage in multicultural Australia. Originally promoted by Nepalese Association of Victoria and Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), ANMC is now supported by all Nepalese communities in Victoria. ANMC’s model of community centre is unique as it will include a Hindu temple, Buddhist temple and a multipurpose hall. This will be implemented in a single location or via multiple locations within Victoria. The project will be completed in various stages.
The cultural centre once established will serve the following purpose: - Place to showcase Nepalese culture and heritage - Place for social gathering and celebrating functions - Place of worship- Hindu and Buddhist temple - Information centre to help Nepalese Culture - Promote multiculturism and diversity in Victorian Society
Nepal has more than 125 distinct ethnic groups with its diverse culture. ANMC aims to promote the culture of all those ethnic groups. Being one of the fastest growing community in Australia, we believe that Nepalese community can add significant value to the cultural diversity of Australian Society.
Currently there is no community venue for Nepalese community in Victoria, hence the community organisations are struggling to serve the community effectively and efficiently.Rajesh Acharya
Meet Our Team
Rajesh Acharya President
Rajesh Acharya - President
Rajesh is a founding treasurer of ANMC and has been continuously serving ANMC in various capacities since its inception in 2014. With his 20 plus years of professional background as a Chartered Accountant, Rajesh has worked in banking, public practice, property development, Government Department and education sector. He is the founder and managing director of Blue Lotus College and Lotus smart Accountants Pty Ltd. Rajesh is highly passionate and committed to building a Nepalese cultural centre in Victoria. Migrated to Australia in 2007, Rajesh believes that having a Nepalese cultural centre will promote multiculturism and diversity in Australian society. As a President, he is responsible for coordinating the tasks of various sub-committees managing community relationship, setting strategic direction, policy development, risk management, fundraising and overseeing the overall operation of the committee.
Niru Tripathi Vice President
Niru Tripathi - Vice President
Niru Tripathi is a professional journalist and an author who has specialized in various realms such as; women and gender equality, social and community development, media and literature, and professional organization communication. She has been associated with some community organizations in Australia and Nepal. Currently, Ms. Tripathi is working as PR Officer and Executive Assistant to Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria and also, she an Editor at Nepali Times Melbourne (NTM), a Co-publication of Nepali Times Australia (NTA).
She has studied Master of Professional and Organizational Communication (Journalism) from Victoria University, Melbourne. She was awarded by the OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO POSTGRADUATE LIFE AWARD, awarded by Victoria University Postgraduate Association. She has been commended as CERTIFICATE OF MERIT in the category of MEDIA, at Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence. She was appointed as a brand ambassador for the SERENDIP award initiated by the Sri Lankan community in Victoria. She was presented by IIM-Africa’ ‘Honorary fellow of the Institute of Information Management (FIIM) in recognition of good work, remarkable achievements and exemplary leadership in the community, 2018.
She has been served as Secretary at Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre (ANMC)’s Saptaha Project. She is a long-standing contributor and commentator to various newspapers, digital news services, and Print media outlets in Nepal and Australia. Her interests are in literature writing, community service, and traveling.
Ganesh Adhikari Joint Secretary
Ganesh Adhikari - Joint Secretary
Ganesh Adhikari, originally from Chitwan, is a resident of Craigieburn Victoria. He has completed his Master of Engineering Studies (Telecommunication and Electrical) from University of Wollongong, Australia and Bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, TU, Nepal. Ganesh is the director of Everest Electrical Engineering Services Pty Ltd and Fully Promoted Campbellfield.
From 2011, Ganesh worked as a Gaming Technology Office for Norther Territory Government for 5 years. Ganesh has involved in several community organizations in Northern Territory and Victoria: Secretary of Nepalese Association of Northern Territory Inc 2012-13, President of Nepalese Association of Northern Territory Inc 2014-16, NRNA Australia- NCC Member from VIC 2017-19, Executive Committee Member & Acting Vice President of Multicultural Council of Northern Territory 2014-15, Executive Committee of Neighborhood Watch NT 2014 and Advisor: Current NRNA Australia Victoria. His interests are Community services, Lawn Tennis, Cricket, Soccer, Travel, Music.
Dr. Tilak Pokharel Executive Member
Dr. Tilak Pokharel - Executive Member
Dr Tilak Pokharel has completed his PhD in Structural/Earthquake engineering from the University of Melbourne in 2017. He has finished his masters and bachelors in Engineering from the University of Tokyo and Tribhuvan University respectively. He has received the gold medal for scoring highest grades in both bachelor and masters in Engineering. He is also a recipient of Nepal Bidhya Bhusan from Government of Nepal and Academic and Professional award from NAV. Currently, Dr Pokharel is working as a National Technical Manager at AEFAC at the Swinburne University of Technology.
Dr Pokharel has served as an executive committee member of NAV. He is also volunteering to run the Nepali Radio program “Melbourne Chautari” since 2016. He has involved several community organizations in Nepal, Japan and Australia including founding president of Nepali Students Association in the University of Melbourne.
Arjun Dhakal Treasurer
Arjun Dhakal - Treasurer
Badri Panta Joint Treasurer
Badri Panta - Joint Treasurer
Sanjita Neupane Bastakoti Executive Member
Sanjita Neupane Bastakoti - Executive Member
Sanjita Neupane is a Registered Nurse by Profession and is currently working as a senior RN in Northern Hospital as well as an Immunizer for the Hospital. Sanjita has completed her Masters of Nursing in Chronic diseases from Charles Darwin University in 2018 as a Royal Darwin Hospital scholar. Sanjita has worked in different Public and private Hospitals at Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne as well as Nepal.
Sanjita is currently an executive member of (ANMDA) Australasian Nepalese Medical and Dental Association member for Victoria, Australia. Sanjita has been involved in few of the Nepalese communities by doing some voluntary work like Epping Wollert Nepalese community. She believes working together in a team makes everything possible. Hence, working collectively to make ANMC’s agenda successful will be her main objective.
Narayan Kafle Secretary
Narayan Kafle - Secretary
Narayan Prasad Kafle has completed Masters of Science (MSc) in Sustainable Energy Systems and Management (SESAM) from University of Flensburg, Germany. Mr. Kafle also has finished Bachelors in Engineering (BE), Civil Engineering from Trubhuvan Univeristy, Nepal. Professionally a CEC accredited PV system designer, Mr Kafle has servied as commercial Photovoltaic (PV) system designer more than 13 years in Australian Solar industry. He also has served as dy. Executive director of Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) Nepal and renewable Energy lecturer in Institute of Engineering, Nepal.
Mr. Kafle has served as Secretary of Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre (ANMC) in ExCom from 2017 to till now. He is servicing as Non-resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) ICC member, Secretary of ICC Foundation department & co-chair of Youth Volunteers For Nepal (YV4N) committee. He has served as NRNA Australia NCC member in 2015. Also, Mr Kafle was elected president of Free Students Union in Institute of Engineering, Punchwork Campus in 1992. Mr Kafle has served in different capacity in numerous organizations in Australia.
Kalpana Gyawali Executive Member
Kalpana Gyawali - Executive Member
Kalpana Gyawali completed Masters of Nursing Science from Melbourne University. Kalpana has also finished MPA from Charles Sturt University. She has also completed Masters in Business Administration from Pokhara University, Nepal. Currently, working in Nursing home.
Kalpana has been involved in community work and has been an active member of Didi Baini Samaj Victoria. She believes that being a part of ANMC can help to preserve and uplift the Nepalese culture and she truly believes that culture reflects and shape values and aspirations thereby defining the identity. So, to work in a team in ANMC and to transfer the culture to the upcoming generation is essential.