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FNCN has organized ‘Thanks giving program ..

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03-Jan 018-KTM- Federation of National Christian, Nepal has organized ‘Thanksgiving program’ at Siloam Bansbari Church of Bansbari, Kathmandu. The MC of the program was Pastor Jiwan Basnet from Siloam Tupek church.

Head Prayer Dept. Mrs. Deuw Maya Tamang receiving the certificate of honour

In the program, the President of FNCN- C. B. Gahatraj, personally thanked and awarded a certificate of honour to the Head of Prayer Dept. -FNCN Mrs. Deuw Maya Tamang and Ms. Gun Maiya Balami of Lidia Prayer Fellowship, for their vital support and contribution in managing, the choir team while performing on 25-Dec, celebration of Christmas program at Rastrya Sava Grija and on the Christmas cum New year greetings exchange program on 1st of Jan 018, in the hall of Hon. Vice President office.

Ms. Gun Maiya Balami -Lidia Prayer Fellowship, receiving a certificate of honour

During the speech,  President of FNCN said that the God always does the good thing,  and in the same way, the God did the good thing in this Christmas 017.  So, he thanked God. He also congratulated and encouraged those awarded people to move ahead in coming days  

Group photo of participants, guest and organizers

The Secretary-FNCN cum Coordinator of Core Christmas Celebration Committee Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka said, one should utilize the opportunity (given by God) in a proper way. The Thanksgiving program was smoothly conducted in the gracious presence of Co-Chairperson Dr. Sarita Giri Thapa, Co-Chairperson cum Head-Inte’l Dept. Anna Paedon, General Secretary, Pastor Padam Nath Parajuli, Secretary-FNCN cum Coordinator of Core Christmas Celebration Committee Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka, Secretary of Freedom for All, Mr. Khagendra Oli. The concluding prayer was conducted by Advisor of FNCN, Rev. Jagat Pradhan, and thus the program was ended.

In the presence of Chief Guest, Hon. Vice President, Christmas 017 and New Year 018 program is held

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01-Jan 2018 KTM- Federation of National Christian Nepal has organized a Christmas 017 cum New Year 018 greetings exchange program at the meeting hall – office of Vice-President.  The MC of the program was FNCN-Secretary cum Head of Mgmt. Pastor Uddav Chimoriya.

Honourable Vice President lightning candle-initiating the program

Being Chief Guest, honourable Vice-President, Nanda Badhur Pun, lighted the lamp-stand and opened the program formally.  The program was chaired by the FNCN-President, Mr. C.B. Gahatraj. Members of Women Dept. of FNCN put welcome lapel-badges and distributed buckeye flowers to the distinguished guests.

Singing National anthem- VIPs on the podium

The opening prayer was conducted by Director of Eastern Church Nepal Bishop, Hem Chandra Sharma. Welcome songs and Christmas songs were led by the Head of Prayer Dept. Mrs. Deau Maya Tamang and General Secretary- FNCN Pastor Padam Nath Parajuli made a welcome speech.

Participants and guests in the program

On behalf of the Christian community, Co-Chairman, Dr. Rev. Philemon Chettri made a speech.  In the same occasion the President of FNCN, Mr. C.B. Gahatraj awarded a certificate of Honor to the honourable Vice-President, Nanda Bahadur Pun, honouring him for his vital contribution in-terms of establishing of democracy, republic and institutionalization of secularism and insuring religion, cultural and human rights.  Mrs. Solomi Lepcha Timothy was honoured by the honourable Vice President for her four decades of contribution in the Christian musical sector.  She was awarded a Certificate of honour and put ‘Doshalla’ by the honourable Vice President.

Mrs. Solomi Lepcha Timothy awarded with a certificate of honour by the hon. Vice President

In his speech, the honourable Vice President, expressed his greetings of Christmas – 017 and Happy New Year 018 to all the Christians in Nepal and as well as in abroad.

Hon. Vice President is awarded a certificate of honour by the FNCN-President

He also expressed that from the starting of 018, all people have rights to exercise their faith and practices as per their culture and values since the constitution has assured the equal rights to all the religions, caste and races and believed that the nation will move towards the prosperity. During the speech and (vote of thanks) the FNCN- President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj extended the greetings of Christmas 017 and New Year 018 to all the Christians in Nepal and abroad along with the vote of thanks to all the participants.  The concluding prayer was conducted by General Secretary of Nepal Bible Society, Rev. Tej Girel, thus the program ended.  

Christmas program 017 celebrated in grand way

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Lightning the lampstand

25-Dec 2017, Federation of National Christian Nepal organized Christmas 017 program at Rastriya Sava Griha with exchanging greeting and well wishes.  The Vice-Chairperson-FNCN, Rev. Pastor Samuel Sodemba conducted the opening prayer. The FNCN Secretary cum Christmas Celebration program Coordinator Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka was MC of the program. The Chairperson of the program, President of FNCN, C.B. Gahatraj and the Chief Guest, Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal jointly lighted the lamp-stand.  And after the singing of the national anthem, the program continued formally.

Guests at podium

In the podium there were special guests, defense minister, Vimsen Dash Pradhan, Former Education and cultural minister, leader of CPM UML Gangalal Tuladhar, Former Women Children and Social Welfare Minister, Spoke-person of Maoist-Central Pampha Bhshal, Leader of Nepali Congress Ramhari Khatiwada,, National Human-right commission member Sudip Pathak, Senior Human right leader Damanath Dhungana, Undersecretary – office of Prime Minister, Religious Leaders, Inter-faith activists, Human right official, Reporters and Ex-officio of FNCN. A group of members of women department-FNCN honoured the guests with bouquets of flowers and guest badges. The General Secretary- Pastor Padamnath Prajuli welcomed all the guests and attendants.  The choir performed dances and presented welcome songs.  The Christmas message was delivered by Vice-Chairperson – FNCN, Dr. Philemon Chettri.

Choir group performing songs

In the program, the Chief Guest, Former Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Defence Minister Bihimsen Das Pradhan jointly awarded the certificate of honour to the reporters, who contributed for rights and identity of Christian for many years, i. Prakash Bishunke from Janta TV and Zion Media, ii. Ram Hari Thapa, from Bachan Media group iii. Dinesh Shrestha from Yuwa Darshan magazine. In the same sequence, the former prime-minister awarded certificate of honour to the defence minister like-wise FNCN President put doshalla to the defence minister honouring for his remarkable supports toward the Christian community. The Spoke-person of FNCN, Pastor Sagar Bainju read out the letter of greetings and address of Prime Minister to the Christmas program 2017.

Attendants and guests

,p>The President – FNCN extended the vote of Thanks to all the guests and attendants and express the Christmas greetings to all.  Finally, the program was closed with the closing prayer of Former Chairman of FNCN Pastor, Sundar Thapa.

Awarding Certificate to FNCN Brand Ambassador in Hong Kong.

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14 Dec 2017- On the occasion of the pre-Christmas program, in Hong Kong, the President of Federation of National Christian Nepal, Mr C.B. Gaharaj awarded the Certificate of Brand Ambassador of FNCN in Hong Kong to Pastor James Korangee, (Chairman of Hong Kong Nepali Christian Council).  In the program Rev. Pastor, Raju Baraili, Advisor of Hong Kong Nepali Christian Council read out the text of the certificate. The closing prayer was conducted by Rev Pastor Chitra Sunuwar, pastor of Nepali Hosanna Church Ltd. and Rev. Pastor Youktaman Gurung, Advisor of Hong Kong Nepali Christian Council.

Mass Thanksgiving prayer meet @ Bethshalom, Putalisadak church

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Attendants Praying and worshipping at the church hall

02 – Dec 2017, KTM On 30th November 2017, the government of Nepal has announced Christmas (25 Dec 2017, Monday), as a public holiday and that is effective to all government offices in Nepal and in abroad. In this regard first of all thanks and honour goes to our Almighty God, and henceforth FNCN extends gratitude to the Nepal government, its officials, diplomatic agencies and all stakeholders who supported and put the effort in the process and who made an unceasing prayer. In this very occasion, FNCN has organized a short “Mass thanksgiving prayer meet” at Putalisadak Bethshalom church, Kathmandu on 02-Dec, 2017, time 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  

FNCN President addressing the attendants

The MC of the program was General Secretary, Pastor Padam Nath Parajuli, opening prayer was conducted by President of N.C.F.N Rev. Hanok Tamang, followed by Present & Worship lead by the Head of Prayer Dept. Ms. Dewmaya Tamang.   Rev. Samuel Sodemba welcomed dignitaries and attendants.  FNCN Co-Gen. Secretary cum Spoke Person, Pastor, Sagar Bainju briefed on the subject and objective of the program.  Co-Chairman, Dr. Philomen Chettri shared the encouraging message from the word of God.  Secretary, Pastor Uddav Chimoriya provided the information regarding the “Motor Cycle Rally” going to be organized on 24th of December 017.  Secretary, “Coordinator of Christmas Celebrating Core Committee”, Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka shared on Christmas program preparation and Co-President, Rev Kaji Ratna Maharjan gave a concise message on live in unity form the word of God. The President of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj thanked the Lord and all the government agencies, officials and other our prayer partners who supported and made effort to make the government announcing the Christmas as a public holiday. And finally, closing and blessing prayer was conducted by Vice-Chairman, Rev. Rinji Lama.  

Approval of Thank you note for the Christmas as public holiday

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Dr. Philemon Chettri submitting notes of seed money to FNCN handing it to the President

01 December 2017 Lalitpur, An emergency meeting of Federation of National Christian Nepal is held in the Chairmanship of President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj at National Office. In the meeting, all attendants thanked the Almighty God as the Nepal Government has announced Christmas as a public holiday to be observed by all the government agencies in Nepal in abroad.  FNCN extends thanks to all the related government agencies and diplomatic institution and all stakeholders who supported and prayed for in this regard.  In this occasion, it was decided to organize a mass gathering for thanksgiving and prayer event at Putalisdak, Bethsalom Church on 02 December 2017 at 2:00 PM in the same way it is decided to organize Thanksgiving and prayer meeting at all the FNCN district level.

Meeting held in the office hall

In the same meeting, it was decided to appoint FNCN Brand Ambassador in Hong Kong to the Chairman of Hong Kong Nepali Christian Council, Rev. James Korangi. The Coordinator of Christmas Celebration Core Committee, Pastor Tej Rokka, briefed regarding the latest development of the preparation of Christmas 2017. The FNCN Co-Chairman Dr. Philomon Chettri handed the sizeable amount of seed money to President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj for the land & building of FNCN.  In this regard, it is decided to fundraise and in next meeting, a Committee will be formed to expedite this operation.  And the next meeting will be held on 17 December 017 (Sunday).  

Thank you note from FNCN for the Christmas holiday

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After the untiring effort, FNCN has succeeded to make the government announce Christmas (25-December 2017)as a public holiday. In this regard, FNCN has thanked the Government of Nepal, diplomats, agencies and friends who supported and put efforts to make it happen.

Meeting of central committee with dedication of office in new location

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Board Members with certificates

20-November 2017- The meeting of central committee members of Federation of National Christian Nepal is held in the new location (of office) at Sadthdobato, Lalitpur.  The meeting is also meant to dedicate the new office setup.   The program was conducted by General Secretary of FNCN, Pastor Padamnath Parajuli.  The program was formally started after the opening prayer of Rev. Dr. Philemon Chettri.  The Program was chaired by President of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj.  Rev. Samuel Sodemba welcomed all the guest and attendants likewise Advisor of FNCN Rev. Prakash Subba shared the word of God and offered dedication prayer.   In this occasion, certificates were awarded to the new Board Members.  The Secretary of FNCN and Coordinator of Christmas Core Committee, Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka briefed on the progress in the preparation of Christmas 2017.

Photo with new executive youth committee

The Meeting approved Pastor Devi Lal Shrestha as Central Member cum Head of Youths Department.   FNCN Secretary cum Management Head Pastor Uddav Chimoria introduced the new Youth Executive Committee formed on the last 18th of November 2017.  In the same occasion, the New Committee members were welcomed with Khada. The Secretary cum Head of Finance Pastor Hem Bahadur Thapa briefed on the financial status.  In the meeting Pastor, Jiwan Basnet and the Head of Prayer Department Deyou Maya Tamang prayed for the National issues.  At the end President, Mr. C.B. Gahatraj extended thanks to all present central committee members.  And with the closing prayer of FNCN Advisor Rev. Jagat Pradhan the program ended.

Jail released Christians of Salyan were welcomed and felicitated

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The president of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj addressing the attendants

16-November 017- on the coordination of the District Federation of National Christian Nepal-Salyan the five jail released Christians were warmly welcomed and felicitated at the Sinai Church of Khalanga, Sarada Municipality of Salyan district. There were almost 200 people from nearby and distant churches. The welcome program started at 11:30 AM, conducted by Pastor Silash Tamrakar. Pastor Jit Bahadur Rokka prayed an opening prayer and blessed the program then choir worshipped, lead by Pradeep Sunar. The Program was chaired by Pastor Hira Tamrakar, Chief Guest was President of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj, and Main Guest was Mayor of Sarada Municipality, Mr. Suresh Adhikari. Special guest were, General Secretary of FNCN Pastor Padamnath Parajuli, Secretary of Freedom for All Mr. Khagendra Oli, Program Officer, FNCN Sanjay Limbu, FNCN Central Member Pastor, Bal Bahadur Tamrakar, Vice Chairman Pastor Junga Bahadur Od, Advisor Pastor Ishwori B.K. Staff of Campus Crusade for Christ Ms. Priscilla Od.

(Front row left – right) Mrs. Ganga Pariyar, Mrs. Rupa Thapa, Mrs. Pim Kali Budha, Ms. Lali Pun

In the program, May Adhikari committed that, he will support the Christian community in building their churches and in common interest. He will be always in help and positive for the Christian people. In the session of speech Pastor, Bal Bahadur Tamrakar explained and the narrated the story of how he made the coordination with FNCN and his untiring effort to set free those five Jail suffered Christians. The Secretary of Freedom for All, Mr. Oli said that he is supportive of the Christian people because they live in faith and it is the part of the Human right. He also commented his support and help will be always in the case of such suppression from the government or any authority. The President of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj said that this is the victory of not only Salyan people, but it is the victory of all Christian of Nepal and FNCN is always for the right, dignity of Christian. He thanked the God and put all the credit goes to God for this victory. At the end, the five jail released people were warmly welcomed by all the attendants they were put garlands and put Khada. Mr. Rup Lal Pariyar and Lali pun shared their testimony in front of the attendants.

FNCN facilitated Dr. Prakash Megi Gurung

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President C.B. Gahatraj handing Certificate to Dr. Prakash Megi Gurung

On 13- Nov. 017 – Dr. Prakash Megi Gurung, Coordinator of International Baptist Council, who is contributing a lot to God’s ministry from a long time residing in USA is facilitated by FNCN. On his short trip to Nepal, the Federation of National Christian Nepal invited him at office and facilitated there. On this auspicious occasion ex-officio, including President, Vice-Chairpersons, General Secretary, Co-Chairman, Secretary, Co-Secretary and staffs were present. The General Secretary Pastor Padamnath Parajuli conducted the welcome program then Co-Chairman Rev. Samuel Sodemba conducted opening prayer. In the program, President, C.B. Gahatraj handed Dr. Gurung a certificate of “Member of Diaspora Coordination Committee” in USA of FNCN. President C.B. Gahatraj told, FNCN can work in-partnership or in collaboration with Nepal Baptist Council for the wellbeing of the Christian community in Nepal.

Dr. Prakash Megi Gurung with FNCN Bord Member and staffs

After the welcome, Dr. Gurung explained that he is happy with FNCN and appreciated the work of FNCN. He assured all the attendants, that in coming day, the Baptist Council and FNCN can walk together or work in collaboration for the wellbeing or the unity of Christian in Nepal. The program was ended with the closing prayer by Vice-Treasurer Pastor Indra Kumar Basnet.

A Team of FNCN met with US Officials in, KTM

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US Officials and FNCN Team during the meeting

On 8 Nov 017, a team of FNCN comprising President C.B. Gahatraj, Vice-Chairperson cum Head of International Department Ms Anna Paedon and Admin Officer,  Santosh Khadka met US officials in Kathmandu, Lajimpat. The Team of US officials was represented by Foreign Affairs officer ROBIN SCHULMAN,  Office of International Religious Freedom , Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC,  Mr. Christopher Gooch, Political Officer, Embassy of US in Nepal and Mr. Jay Nepali, Human Right Officer, US Embassy in Nepal. In the meeting, the President of FNCN briefed on the establishment of FNCN, it was formally formed as an Advisory Committee to incorporate the Christian Issues (to be addressed) in Constitutional Assembly of a new constitution of Nepal 2007.  In that regard, the FNCN conducted a national-wide assessment, which dug out the basic problems and issues of Christians and suggested accordingly to the government.  Later on, it was realized that all efforts should be consolidated and keep the voice raise for the right and existence, so in-order-to do that the Advisory Committee is duly registered with the government in 2011 in the name of Federation of National Christian Nepal. The FNCN has signed the 3 and 6 points agreements with the Nepal Government regarding the religious freedom, secularism, provision of burial land sites (across the country), reorganization of the Churches as free institutions and registration like (guthi) and to form the High Commission to carry out the tasks.  So far, FNCN has established its contact points in 75 districts as well as appointed Brand Ambassadors in abroad. In 2016, FNCN has played a vital role to set free eight Christians from Dolkha district. And in September 2017, FNCN has set free five Christians from Salyan district, who were sentenced 5 years of jail and NPR 50,000 as fine (in 14 months). In April 17, (unidentified group) set fire at the Assumption Church, Lalitpur, the government demolished a Church with a bulldozer at Budhanilakantha, Kathmandu, Mr. Santosh Khadka, Admin Officer – FNCN was shot at the back while returning home from the office (which government hasn’t made any action yet).

Photo was taken after the meeting

The inclusion of forcibly conversion of religion in the recently passed bill of criminal acts, some Christians made protests and created confusion, (putting in media and press) which is per their own vested interest.  In this regard, FNCN has organized awareness raising/interaction meeting of the legal experts with the general public to make it clear.  This act has ensured the security of the religious freedom since it has mentioned and applicable only to those who promote forcibly conversion of religion.  And FNCN is against the forcibly conversion.  To make it clear for general Christian people, FNCN is going to conduct interaction/awareness raising program across the country.

Women Dept. celebrate Christmas greetings on 20-Dec 17

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Committee member of Women Department -FNCN

03 -November 2017- Kathmandu, on the Chairmanship of FNCN Central Women Department-Chairperson Doma Rai, a meeting is held at the National Office of FNCN.  The meeting was started after the prayer of CWD-Chairperson Doma Rai. The meeting has decided to organize the Christmas greetings sharing on 20- December 017 at Koinonia church of New Baneshwor at 11 AM.  The Committee members made work division among them and sharing of responsibility.  Co-Secretary Pastor Indu Rai said FNCN affiliated members (guest) inside and outside the valley will be welcomed at the program and requested to attend the program.

Meeting on preparation of Christmas Celebration 2017

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  03-Nov 017, Kathmandu- In the Coordination of Secretary of FNCN Pastor Tej Bahadur Kokka a meeting of “Christmas Celebrating Core Committee” is held in the National Office of FNCN. The meeting started after the prayer of Rev. Dr. Philimon Khadka Chettri. In the meeting Co-Chairperson, Dr. Sarita Giri Thapa said that a choir team will be formed from the youths of churches in Kathmandu for the Praise & Worship. The meeting has decided following things; i. Dr. Rev. Philemon Khadka Chettri will speak from the word of God, the meaning of the birth of Jesus. ii. Work division and responsibility sharing among the Central Committee has been done to organize the program. iii FNCN has requested all Pastors and church leaders to attend the Christmas program from every church and Christian institutions to make the program successful.

FNCN Team meets with Ambassador of Switzerland in Nepal

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On 02 Nov 2017, a team of FNCN President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj, Vice-Chairperson Ms. Anna Paedon, General Secretary Pastor Padamnath Parajuli and Program Officer Mr. Sanjay Limbu met the Ambassador of Switzerland in Nepal. In the meeting the President of FNCN briefed the national level issues of Christian community and how the FNCN is lobbying with government to be addressed. He also shared about the present situation of Christian and Churches in Nepal.

Criminal acts is only for the forcibly proselytizing- FNCN

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01 Nov 2017 Wednesday, KTM- Federation of National Christian Nepal has conducted a press conference at Reporters Club of Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. The objective of press conference is to make clear on the act regarding the crime on religion, which has just passed by the CA. And there were a lot of rumors and misinterpretation of the acts in news and social media. General Secretary Pastor Padamnath Parajuli cleared that the bills regarding religion is not inserted in criminal acts. The Vice Secretary cum Spoke person Ps. Sagar Bainzu commented, that it would be better, that the criminal act should be in social act. This act does not hinder or deter any minority groups or Christian community. In the meeting, President of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj explained that, the constitution has guaranteed freedom of religion. According to the census of 2068 (BS) the state has recognized 10 religion thus it has responsibility of protection and take-care as guardian. He added, only forcibly proselytizing or imposing is punishable, so every communities of different religion must follow the constitution He urged to practice as per own religion and for the protection of minority community he requested Christian community and other religion community not to follow the rumors and wrong information. President also cleared regarding the criminal act, is not antagonist to us, it is only applicable for the forcibly proselytizing and FNCN is not on the favor of such action.

Commitment by Hon. Prime Minister to organize High Commission, provision of Burial sites and announcement of Christmas as public holiday

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On 30 -October 2017, a team of Federation of National Christian Nepal has met and submitted memorandum to Honorable Prime Minister regarding the issues of Christian community at PM residence, Baluwatar. In the memorandum, FNCN demanded to form a High Commission to initiate and implement 3 points and 6 points of agreements signed between Government of Nepal and FNCN.  The issues of Christian Community like provision of burial sites and announcement of Christmas as public holiday since 2007 to be continued are also included in the memorandum. The memorandum is submitted to the Honorable Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in the presence of Senior Leader of Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Paudyal, Patry General Secretary Sasank Koirala, Leader Bimalendra Nidhi, Leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Leader Arjun Narshingh K.C. In the Leadership of FNCN President, C.B. Gahataraj, a team included, Co-Chairperson Rev. Samuel Sodemba, Co-Chairperson, Rita Thapa Magar, Co- Chairperson Pastor Tejman Tamang, Vice-Chairperson Rev. Babu Ram Hinghmang, Vice-Chairperson Anna Paedon, General Secretary Padam Natah Parajuli, Secretary Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka, Secretary Pastor Hem Bahadur Thapa , Vice-Secretary cum Spoke person Pastor Sagar Baizu and Head of Prayer Department Deumaya Tamang met the Prime Minster. Regarding the question on newly passed bill of criminal, the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba assured the attendants, that the bill is not against to any religious community.  He also added that Christian community should be positive and hopeful and do their practice as per their belief and not to follow any hoax or rumors. In the same meeting, the Prime Minister assured FNCN team to form a High Commission, make provision for burial sites across the country and announce Christmas as Public holiday as per the agreement signed between Government and FNCN as soon as possible.

Meeting of Financial Committee of FNCN is held

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29-Oct 2017, Lalitpur- In coordination of FNCN Secretary, Pastor Hem Bahadur Thapa, a meeting of Finance Committee is held at the national office.  In-order-to make Christmas program successful, the committee has decided to request for the support and prayer to churches and Christian organizations.

Meeting of “Christmas Celebrating Core Committee” is held

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29-Oct 017, Lalitpur, In coordination of FNCN Secretary, Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka, a meeting of “Christmas Celebrating Core Committee” is held at the National Office of FNCN. The meeting was followed by the prayer of Co-Chairperson Dr. Sarita Giri Thapa. Pastor Rokka briefed on the preparation of Christmas program among all the member of “Christmas Celebrating Core Committee”. In the meeting, work division was done among the ex-officio in-order-to make the Christmas program of 2017 successful. The meeting has also formed an ad-hoc committee, comprising of all department chiefs, members of Central Committee and regional chiefs in total 101 members to organize Christmas program of 2017.

Meeting of Central Special Committee was held – Christmas 2017 Celebrating Core Committee was formed

24 Oct 017

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On 24 Oct 017, a meeting of Central Special  Executive Committee of FNCN was held on the Chairmanship of Mr. C.B. Gahatraj, President of FNCN at National Office. The meeting was started after the opening prayer of Rev. Dr. Philemon Chettri. The Committee has promoted some members in Central C ommittee and made some changes in their responsibilities.  According to the constitution of FNCN, Rev. Kaji Ratna Maharjan was appointed as Co-Chairperson, Rev. Reji Lama was appointed as Vice-Chairperson, Pastor Hem Thapa was appointed as Central Secretary and Mr. Prem Subba as member of Central Committee with specific responsibility of Head of Planning and Resource Development Department. As per the provision of appointing Brand Ambassador, FNCN appointed Pastor Maya Sunuwar as Brand Ambassador of Israel and Pastor Mingmar Jung Gurung as International Advisor. The decision of appointment was agreed by majority in the meeting. A Christmas Celebrating Core Committee of 21 members is formed in the coordination of Secretary Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka to organize the Christmas event of 2017. Woman department will organize “Christmas Wishing” event on 20 December. The program organized by inter-religion department will be on the Chairmanship of Ps. Jonnah Yonjan, Department Head. The motorcycle rally and other programs will be organized under the Christmas Celebrating Core Committee. Regarding the National gathering, a meeting will be called on the coordination of Rev. Dr. Philemon Chettri.

Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) handed over a Memorandum to the Member of Parliament of Canada

10th October 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal

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The President of Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN), Mr. C.B. Gahatraj handed over a Memorandum to the Member of Parliament of Canada including 3 points and 6 points agreement made between Nepal Government and FNCN followed with the demands of graveyard land for Christian community and other national concern issues of the community. President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj, Advisor Rev. Renzi Lama, General Secretary Ps. Padam Nath Parajuli, Mrs. Nani Beti Lama, Mr. Santosh Khadka and Mr. Sanjay Limbu met with a Team of Member of Parliament, Canada Hon. David Anderson and Member of Parliament Danish Hon. Daniel Toft Jakobsen at Kathmandu. In the meeting, President Mr. C.B. Ghataraj briefly presented the role played by FNCN for the rights, identity and existence of the Christian community in Nepal as well as the activities of FNCN, advocating with the government regarding the graveyard site for Christian community and Public Holiday of Christmas and Easter Sunday. Hon. David Anderson expressed his happiness to meet the team and curious to know about the current situation and challenges to the community. He said that he is always supportive and will play positive role for the welfare of the community.

𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙪𝙧

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25th Sep 2017 Today, Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) has organized a Thanksgiving and Prayer program on the occasion of clean given by the High Court of Surkhet to the falsely accused and imprisoned Christians namely Rup Lal Pariyar, Ganga Pariyar, Lali Pun and Bimkali Budha. The program was started with the starting prayer by Co-President Dr. Philemon Chhetri. President C.B. Gahatraj had chaired the program and was well conducted by Secretary Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka. Senior Pastor of Koinonia Patan Church Rev. Dr. Mangal Man Maharjan, International Advisor of FNCN Pastor Rajesh Tiwari and the Secretary of Freedom for All Nepal; Human Rights Activist Mr. Khagendra Oli were presented as the guests in the program. General Secretary of FNCN Pastor Padam Nath Parajuli welcomed all the guests and participants whereas Co-General Secretary Pastor Sagar Baizu presented the Press Releases in the theme entry session. He also presented the description of obstacles and challenges faced by FNCN during the case procedure. Rev. Dr. Mangal Man Maharjan had shared an inspiring sermon. The victims Rup Lal Pariyar and Lali pun had shared their testimony with the suffering story during the imprisoned period and the miraculous work done by God in their life. Human Rights Activist Mr. Khagendra Oli shared his experience that he received from the field study of this case and gave his commitment to being always supportive for Christian Community in the future too. FNCN’s Central Committee Member Bal Bahadur Tamrakar had given the brief description of the case and the offering was collected to support the victims. President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj had thanked all the participants for devoting their valuable time in the program. The ending prayer of the program was made by the International Secretary Pastor Rajesh Tiwari. Case History: The 5 members of the Samuel Church, Salyan, namely Mr. Rup Lal Pariyar, Ganga Pariyar, Lali Pun, Bimkali Budha and Rupa Thapa were falsely accused by Salyan District court on 19th. May 2016. Regarding the case, on December 19th, 2016, the court had released the victim Rupa Thapa and other remaining 4 victims were given the verdict of 5 years rigorous prison with a fine of Nrs. 50,000.00 each (Fifty Thousand each). In order to find out the actual fact, a team of Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) led by President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj comprising human rights activist and journalist had worked by visiting the Salyan headquarters and meeting with all the stakeholders of the case. According to the report and the decision of case study team, on 19th Feb 2017, Co-General Secretary/Spokesperson of FNCN Pastor Sagar Baizu and Advocate Balaram Timilsina had filed a case in Higher Court, Surkhet to set free the victims. Regarding the case filed by FNCN, on 10th Sep. 2017, a joint team of High Court Surkhet’s Judges honorable Mahesh Sharma Paudel and honorable Krishna Thapa has invalidated the verdict made on 19th Dec. 2016 by District Court, Salyan and all 4 victims were set free from their remaining imprisonment.

Greetings and thanks giving program organized on the occasion of 2nd Annual Constitutional Day

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19th Sep,2017, Kathmandu on the auspicious occasion of 2nd Annual Constitutional Day of Nepal, Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) has organized a thanks giving and prayer program among the Pastors and Church leaders. The program was being chaired by President of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj and the Minister of General Administration Honorable Tek Bahadur Bansnet was presented as a Chief Guest in the program. Likewise Political leader of CPNUML, ex-tourism minister Honorable Anand Pokhrel and the leader of Nepali Congress Honorable Ram Hari Khatiwada were as a special guest. In the course of welcome speech, General Secretary and Spokesperson of FNCN Pastor Sagar Baizu said that the 7th Constitution of Nepal is 2 years old now, let’s hope that this constitution may be the stable one. Chief guest as well as other guests told that the Secularism’s character is to treat all religious groups equally. They focused on practical implementation of Constitution to assure the religious, cultural, societal and linguistic rights of the citizen. At the end, President Mr. Gahatraj greeted and thanked all by saying that the 7th Constitution of Nepal may address the issues of all religion & sects and may strengthen the state and develop the nation. The program was well conducted by General Secretary Pastor Padam Nath Parajuli.

𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒐𝒅𝒆: 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎 𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑪𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑷𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕
7th Sept, 2017

By: FNCN

Sep.5,2017, Kathmandu Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) has organized an interaction program among the Pastors and leaders of the various organization, regarding the bill passed by Nepalese Parliament recently. The program was chaired by President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj, initial prayer by Co-President Dr. Philemon Chhetri and operated by Secretary Pastor Tej Bahadur Rokka. Parliament member Honorable Ram Narayan Bidari was presented as a Chief guest. The Chairman of Islamic community Mr. Khusid Alam, Director of Bani Nepal Dr. Samit Ahamad, Secretary of Freedom for All Mr. Khagendra Oli and constitutional expert Advocate Dharma Raj Regmi were presented as a guest in the program. The youth group of Ashish Church, Samakhusi had demonstrated the welcome dance and the speech was delivered by General Secretary Pastor Padam Nath Parajuli. Co-General Secretary Pastor Sagar Baizu had presented the brief information of the program. Program facilitator Advocate Dharma Raj Regmi had presented a worksheet about the Criminal Act subjected to religious conversion. He also addressed all the answers of the question raised by the participants. Regarding the rights of religious freedom, Advocate Regmi said that the section 26 of the Constitution has guaranteed each and every citizen to choose, practice and protect their own faith. He also stated that the criminal Code of Nepal is 425 years older than the Napoleon Code of France. Chief Guest Honorable Ram Narayan Bidari said that the bill passed now is not to punish the religious group but to protect them. He further said that the state will not regulate the religious groups, so never fear without knowing the fact. At the end, President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj gave thanks to all and ended the program. The ending prayer was done by Advisor Rev. Aliya Pradhan.

Federation requests to unite and move together regarding the Salom Tupek Church Incident
June 19th , 2017

By: FNCN

Federation of national christian nepal successfully held a prayer assembly in Bethsalom putalisadak church regarding the issue of Salom Tupek Church of Budhanilkantha . The program was hosted by Ps.Padam nath parajuli , Rev. Aliya Pradhan did the opening prayer and the worship was leaded by Prayer department head Deu maya tamang and her choir team . On the assembly Spokesman as well as the secretary of FNCN read the press release released by the federation regarding the incident on Salom tupek church (Tushal ) and Pastor of Salom church Ps.Jiwan Basnet explained in brief regarding the incident . Federation also presented the help offering received from the people gathered on the prayer assembly to the victim church for their reconstruction . Pastor as well as the chairman of Nepal christian society Barnabas shrestha preached encouraging and inspiring message from the bible on the prayer assembly . Federation’s Co-President Rita thapa magar ,Co-President Rev.Samuel Sodemba , Vice-President Rev. Kaji ratna maharjhan , Chief of Women’s Department Doma rai , Advisor Ps. Jagat Pradhan Expressed prayers on different subjects and for the victim church family . The final prayer as well as the program was ended by President of the federation C.B gahatraj with words of encouragement and gratitude .

An attacked at religious place /Church.
5th. June 2017

By: FNCN

In the face of order to vacate the legally occupied Shiloam Tupek Church of Budanilkanth municipality and being used bulldozer to damage the premises of Church, a delegation members of Federation of National Christian Nepal, Human Right Activists, representative of Journalists initiated the mediatory dialogue with the presence of Human Right Activists and School Management Committee members. At Budanilkanth Municipality ward no. 13 under Chunikhel VDC ward no. 2 (k) K.No. 1, area 3-10-1-0. At this place, the family of Jujubhai Kapali had been living from 3 generations and there is also existed the Church in premises of the land. Now, at the same land, Noulin Madhymik School has been permitted to build the new school with the order of Budanilkanth Municipality, as per their letter 2073/08/07 dispatch no. 1030, and bulldozer has started to destroy the premises, as such Shiloam Tupek church who had been using the place was served an notice to vacate the land hereafter. In the light of the country has been declared as secular republic state, all had the right to safeguard religious place, so Christian community also reserve the right to protect their own faith center holy place of church and it is also the duty of state to ensure this right. It was also seen and felt that Christian community has been attacked one after another in well designed plan and encroaching their worshiping places. It has been appeal to all Christian brothers and sisters and all party to restrain and not to disturb religious harmony and good will and respect the citizen’s right of faith and move ahead in one with prayer for maintenance of peace and harmony.

Federation of National Christians Nepal special committee and central committee’s meeting held.
June 5th. 2017

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June 5th. 2017: A special committee meeting and central committee meeting was held at Shiloam Church Bansbari, under the FNCN Chairmanship of Mr. CB Gahatraj at 3pm, Saturday.

Ps.Rabin Baidya led the opening prayer and incident report was presented by Ps. Jiwan Basnet of Shiloam Tupek Church in the above meeting. About 60 attendee of the central and special committee members spoke and placed their individual opinions and advises one by one. In the meeting Co Chairperson Dr. Sarita Thapa, Spokesperson Sagar Baijiu, Deputy Chairperson Chandra Man Nepali, Treasurer Ps. Amen Thapa, Secretary Tej Bahadur Rokka, Chief of Prayer Department Deomaya Tamang were the designated people who spoke there.

The above meeting has made several decisions as follows;

1. Emphasized the management of victims through legal procedures.
2. Management of victims through seeking legal actions.
3. To play and intermediately role by all.

News Events of Federation of National Christian Nepal.
On Monday 22nd. May-2017

By: Office of Federation of National Christian Nepal

Federation of National Christian Nepal, handed over the children of Salyan convicts to “House of Light, Nepal” (Jyotiko Ghar Nepal) for care, nurturing and protection. On Monday 22nd. May-2017; under the initiation of Federation of National Christian Nepal formally handed over the 2 children namely Rita Pariyar 9 years old daughter and 8 years old son named Samuel Pariyar of Salyan convicts Ruplal Pariyar (father) and Ganga Pariyar (mother). The above 2 children were handed over to a Child Care Center named as “House of Light Nepal” (Jyotiko Ghar Nepal) after Press Conference at the office at Federation located at Manbhawan Lalitpur, Kathmandu Nepal. All arrangements of care and nurturing have been made through the Child Care Center under the patronage of Federation for the duo children. The above two Children were handed over to Mr. Raj Jang Kunwar, who is the Director of the Child Care Center and hostel in charge Vikram Tamang. Consequently, Mr. Bal Bahadur Tamrakar the FNCN Central Committee Member of Province No. 6 gave information about the children and told that their parent were convicted in false case as they are ignorant and simple layman. He also further informed that these children have been looking after by their relative parental uncle Budhi Raj Pariyar and not been receiving any support from anywhere except Nrs. 2000/-(Nrs. Two Thousands only). The incident occurred in Ward No. 4 of Salyan Kupindey VDC and the Federation of National Christian Nepal has filed a case in high court of Surkhet seeking justice for the above innocent family. It was informed that there will be a hearing soon about this case.

Central Committee Meeting of Federation of National Christian Nepal concluded with grand success.
Monday 29th May, 2017

By: FNCN

The central committee meeting of Federation of National Christian Nepal held at Shalem Church, Budhnagar, Kathmandu; it was presided over by the FNCN Chairperson Mr. C.B.Gahatraj. The preceding of meeting was led by General Secretary Ps. Padam Nath Parajuli and opening prayer was led by Ms. Anna Pedon who is the Co-Chairperson and Chief of International Relation Section. The inspirational message was delivered by Elder Shashidhar Chapagain, of Believer Church Community. The annual report of Federation was presented by the Co. General Secretary Ps. Sagar Baijiu who is also Spokesperson of Federation of National Christian Nepal. Similarly Financial Report was presented by Treasurer Ps. Amen Thapa. On the occasion of same meeting a prayer with the collection of contribution done for former Office Secretary Mr. Santosh Khadka who was shot by the unknown miscreants on evening of April 16th.2017, while returning his resident after celebration of Easter Sunday. Consequently, Ps. Jagat Pradhan informed about the incident of Shalom Tupec Church. Federation (FNCN) has made various decisions after discussing in important issues and subjects. It was also decided in the meeting to appoint Grand Ambassador for goodwill and maintain international relationship. The newly nominated members of the central committee were given certificates and side by side it was also decided to partner and collaborate with likeminded organization that matches with our constitutional norms and values. The below enlisted names are the newly nominated central committee members as per Federation of National Christian Nepal constitution Chap.4, Section-17 of Paragraph-2. 1. Rev. Kaji Ratna Maharjan, (Vice Chairperson) 2. Isha Das (Co-Secretary) 3. Prakash Bishunke (Central Member and Chief of Communication Dept.) 4. Ps. Indu Rai (Central Member) 5. Tara K.C. (Central Member) 6. Tara Bogati (Central Member) 7. Shusila Khadka (Central Member) 8. Pratiksha Gurung (Central Member) 9. Sushma Bimali (Central Member) 10. Sabitri Bhasima (Central Member) 11. Puja Parajuli (Central Member) 12. Gyani Thapa (Central Member) 13. Karma Singh Gurung (Central Member) 14. Malati Rai (Central Member) 15. Tulasa Khadka (Central Member) 16. Ps. Indra Kumar Basnet (Central Member) 17. Ps. Bishnu BK(Central Member)

Awareness and interaction program
10th May 2017

By: FNCN

1453 9 May 2017, Lalitpur Nepal, Awareness and interaction program on “Peace and Security” was organized by Federation of National Christian Nepal, FNCN at the Koinonia Patan Church in Lalitpur today. The chief guest SSP Mr. Thule Rai from the Lalitpur Police Council said that the Nepal police have been always there for the peace and security of the people. He also shared of how to keep alert and to keep secured of their flocks and of the community as well. </>Father Bogati of Assumption Church, Pastor Prakash Subba of Koinonia Patan Church and Vice President of FNCN Mrs. Rita Kabo also spoke at the program. The President of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj asked the Nepal Police and the Nepal government to guarantee the full security of all citizens of Nepal including the Christians. He also said that Nepal is a secular country and the Christians of Nepal have the right to share their faith and blessings they have received to others which cannot be interpreted as converting other faiths. He thanked all and formally concluded the program.</P>   The General Secretary of FNCN, Pastor Padam Parajuli led the program. The program was started with the prayers of the Senior Pastor of Koinonia Patan Church Dr. Mangal Man Maharjan and the program was concluded with the prayers of Pastor Samuel Karthak of Nepali Isai Mandali. The huge participation of Pastors, Elders and Deacons from different Churches and different denomination were present at the program.

Press Release
19th April , 2017

By: FNCN

Subject as above, Federation of National Christian Nepal’s (FNCN) office secretary Mr. Santosh Khadka has been shot by an unknown group while heading for his resident from the central office of Manbhawan Lalitpur, on 16th. April, 2017, at 7pm and FNCN has seriously taken note about this incident. Federation of National Christian Nepal vehemently protests and speaks out against this cowardly act. At the centre of Lalitpur Municipality, the sudden attack to office secretary Mr. Santosh Khadka at 7pm on busy road while walking from office is an attack to the whole Christians community is what we have thought. The entire Christian Community have been shocked by this incident. While returning back to resident after finishing his office work Mr. Khadka was attacked at 100 meter distance from office is unforgiveable and deserve to speak out against it, no matter who have committed this act of cowardice. We caution to the concerned party not to commit such irresponsible act. Same time we also urge government of Nepal to form an independent fact finding committee and submit the report immediately and the culprit may be booked and punished. Since this incident happened in busy vicinity of capitol valley has added challenge to all Nepalese citizens about their right to walk around freely in peaceful environment. Hence, we demand to secure minimum human right by attracting the attention of Honorable Prime Minister, Home Minister and Security Division. Along with this we heartily appeal to Govt. of Nepal, to guarantee the protection of the basic human rights of all Christian community, churches and organizations as sooner possible. We also wish the rapid recovery of Mr. Khadka who has been seriously injured has undergone surgical removal of bullets is under treatment. Similarly, on April 18th., 2017, around 3 am an unidentified group has set ablazed and damaged 2 motor cycle and one 4 wheeler transportation media of Nepali Catholic Community of Dhobighat Assumption Church, Lalitpur. This has damaged the western door of Church and premises of priest quarter. FNCN expresses deep sorrow for the well planned attacked towards Christian Community one after another and demand fair and free investigation of this incident to government. Also we have humble request to all concerned, not to indulge in inhuman activities at holy prayer shrines and places that disturbs peace among minority religious groups and likely to discord harmonial relationship existed in the country. Finally, FNCN request to the GoN, political leaders, interfaith groups, human activists, diplomats, journalists, and all brothers and sisters, to enable to ensure minimum human right guarantee so that people can leave safely. If not, such activities abated and government does not take responsibility of security, we will be compelled to take national and international level movement to have the justice prevail to us is also being notified with this press release.

Mass Prayer Meet and congratulation program to newly formed Christian Media Society 27 March, 2017
9 April, 2017

By: FNCN

A Mass prayer Meet was held to restore the public holiday of Christmas and Easter as well as to set free the imprisoned 4 Christians in Salyan District of Nepal. The program was chaired by the President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj and the Director of Global Mission Nepal, USA Rev. Dan pokhrel was presented as a Chief Guest. In the event, the President of Global Mission Nepal, USA Rev. Dan Pokharel was honoured with Shawls and the members of newly formed Christian Media Society were congratulated for their successful tenure. FNCN members and advisors had led in the different prayer topics.

Grand ceremony of Christmas
9 April, 2017

By: FNCN

On the auspicious occasion of Christmas, Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) has organized a Grand Ceremony of Christmas at cultural academy hall in Kathmandu, Nepal. Honorable Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the ceremony and shared the Greeting speech of Christmas with the Christian community all over the world. He further said that the harmonious relation among the religious groups brings the prosperity in the Nation. Human rights activist Mr. Charan Prasai not only greeted for the Christmas but also appreciated the hard labour of FNCN to restore the public holiday of Christmas. Maoist leader Ms. Pampha Bhusal and Congress leader Mr. Khilnath Dahal also shared the Greeting speech of Christmas. Chairperson of FNCN Mr. C.B. Gahatraj shared greeting as well as thanked the Government of Nepal, leaders of political parties, human rights activists, diplomatic agencies, national and international organizations, journalist and all the brothers and sisters who have supported and strived to restore the public holiday of Christmas in Nepal. In the program, starting prayer was made by advisor Pastor Sonam T. Kabo and Co-Chairperson Pastor Raju Sundas. Christmas Sermon was brought by advisor Bishop Dr. Narayan Sharma and last prayer was done by Co-Chairperson Rev. Samuel Sodemba. The program was coordinated by Co-Chairperson Dr. Sareeta Giri Thapa and the program was jointly conducted by General Secretary Pastor Padamnath Parajuli and Co-General Secretary Pastor Sagar Baiju.

4 Christians under persecution in Salyan, Nepal
20 February, 2017

By: FNCN

This incident was taken place and publicly broke out on 19th. May 2016, where a mentally abnormal ill Seti Pariyar was thrashed with stinging nettle and fed her stool while was brought at Samuel Church (NIM Gyneshwor Church branch) for prayer in Kubinde-4, Jiamire of Salyan District alleging her as witch(this story was fabricated by the local media). The members of the same Church namely Mr. Suklal Pariyar, Ganga Pariyar, Lali Pun, Bimkali Budha and Rupa Thapa were falsely accused by Salyan District court on 20th. December 2016 where releasing to victim Rupa Thapa other remaining 4 victims were given verdict of 5 years rigorous prison with a fine of Nrs. 50,000.00 each (Fifty Thousands each). In order to find out the actual facts about the incident, a delegation led by FNCN Chairperson Mr. CB Gahatraj with the team members comprising General Secretary, Pastor Padam Parajuli, Spoke person and vice General Secretary Sagar Baiju along with Human Right Representative and Journalist reached in Salyan District Headquarter on 5th. February, 2017. The delegation had interaction individually and in group with Chief District Officer, government lawyer, human right representative and rightists and journalists about the incident. Those prisoners in District Prison were met and enquired about the factual nature of incident from them had a group prayer given commitment to play a role to give needful help for them. Along with all that delegation also visited the incident site met Pastor Paul Sunar , elder Bhim Bahadur Budha and Kundan Thapa (Magar) and also taken detail description from those who were involve during the incident along with Rupa Thapa who was released. Hold an extensive interactory discussion with all the pastors of Salyan district about the incident and taken information from them and discussed and reminded to be cautious in future and be aware and remain in unity to avert such incident to happen. Having completed the week long investigation and study process the team returned back to Kathmandu and discussed and reviewed come to conclusion that it was done in plan way on the basis of being their Christian faith. It was found out that those victims in prison even do not know what were their case and crime and for how long they will be kept in prison. About the incident the victims told us face to face that what they have done is for the benefit of sick woman as she was brought with request by her relatives and have prayed for healing. A few media have spread the malicious news by diverting the actual incident, the act of prayer is being exaggerated and accused with feeding stool and urine and striping with stinging nettles alleging as witch were itself false and conspiring. The above mentioned people were arrested by the local administration after 3 months of the incident. The victims have told to administration and rightist repeatedly during the investigation period about explaining the actual report happened during occurrence of incident and that they are innocent, despite that they were forcefully made to sign in the paper of which they do not know what was written in the paper, is what have told by the victims. The delegation led by FNCN Chairman Mr. C.B. Gahatraj investigated the detail process and delegations have concluded that those victims in prison are innocent and incident was twisted intentionally and bias. FNCN central committee concluded that needful legal action is required and decision will be taken. Since the country has been declared as secular all ethnics, languages, religion, color and class have right to practice, safeguard and accept and respect the faith is the basic right of the citizens. There is a risk that this type of well designed plan can be happened anytime among the Christian community so we cordially request to be alert and cooperate, participate for securing justice by remaining prayerful and in unity. Consequently, FNCN also humbly request to all human right worker, rightists, and journalists and all concerned body to extend cooperation, for the same case and issue. Consequently, FNCN is taking initiative to free the innocent people, so is going to appeal high court for legal procedure. We appreciate your support to free the innocent people from this case. Thank you.

We are taking initiative to free the innocent people from Prison:
10 February, 2017

By: FNCN

Falsely accused by Salyan District court for 5 Years, This incident was taken place and publicly broke out on 19th. May 2016, where a mentally abnormal ill Seti Pariyar was thrashed with stinging nettle and fed her stool while was brought at Samuel Church (NIM Gyneshwor Church branch) for prayer in Kubinde-4, Jiamire of Salyan District alleging her as witch. The members of the same Church namely Mr. Suklal Pariyar, Ganga Pariyar, Lali Pun, Bimkali Budha and Rupa Thapa were falsely accused by Salyan District court on 20th. December 2016 where releasing to victim Rupa Thapa other remaining 4 victims were given verdict of 5 years rigorous prison with a fine of Nrs. 50,000.00 each (Fifty Thousands each). fncn-nepal There is a risk that this type of well designed plan can be happened anytime among the Christian community In order to find out the actual facts about the incident, a delegation led by FNCN Chairperson Mr. CB Gahatraj with the team members comprising General Secretary, Pastor Padam Parajuli, Spoke person and vice General Secretary Sagar Baiju along with Human Right Representative and Journalist reached in Salyan District Headquarter on 5th. February, 2017. fncn-2 FNCN Team members with Four Victims in Salyan, Photo: Sumit Nepali The delegation had interaction individually and in group with Chief District Officer, government lawyer, human right representative and rightists and journalists about the incident. Those prisoners in District Prison were met and inquired about the factual nature of incident from them had a group prayer given commitment to play a role to give needful help for them. Along with all that delegation also visited the incident site met Pastor Paul Sunar , elder Bhim Bahadur Budha and Kundan Thapa (Magar) and also taken detail description from those who were involve during the incident along with Rupa Thapa who was released. Hold an extensive interactory discussion with all the pastors of Salyan district about the incident and taken information from them and discussed and reminded to be cautious in future and be aware and remain in unity to avert such incident to happen. Having completed the week long investigation and study process the team returned back to Kathmandu and discussed and reviewed come to conclusion that it was done in plan way on the basis of being their Christian faith. It was found out that those victims in prison even do not know what were their case and crime and for how long they will be kept in prison. About the incident the victims told us face to face that what they have done is for the benefit of sick woman as she was brought with request by her relatives and have prayed for healing. A few media have spread the malicious news by diverting the actual incident, the act of prayer is being exaggerated and accused with feeding stool and urine and striping with stinging nettles alleging as witch were itself false and conspiring. fncn-3 Prison Office in Salyan, Photo: Sumit Nepali The above mentioned people were arrested by the local administration after 3 months of the incident. The victims have told to administration and rightist repeatedly during the investigation period about explaining the actual report happened during occurrence of incident and that they are innocent, despite that they were forcefully made to sign in the paper of which they do not know what was written in the paper, is what have told by the victims. The delegation led by FNCN Chairman Mr. C.B. Gahatraj investigated the detail process and delegations have concluded that those victims in prison are innocent and incident was twisted intentionally and bias. FNCN central committee concluded that needful legal action is required and decision will be taken. Since the country has been declared as secular all ethnics, languages, religion, color and class have right to practice, safeguard and accept and respect the faith is the basic right of the citizens. There is a risk that this type of well designed plan can be happened anytime among the Christian community so we cordially request to be alert and cooperate, participate for securing justice by remaining prayerful and in unity. Consequently, FNCN also humbly request to all human right worker, rightists, and journalists and all concerned body to extend cooperation, for the same case and issue. Consequently, FNCN is taking initiative to free the innocent people, so have already appealed high court for legal procedure. We appreciate your support to free the innocent people from this case.

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