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Nebraska एउटा ग्रामीण राज्य हो । यो राज्यलाई कुनै समयमा “The great American desert “ पनि भनिन्थ्यो । यो राज्यको nickname “Tree Planter’s State” पनि हो । In 1854, the Nebraska territory was created by the Kansen-Nebraska act. People really began to move to Nebraska in the 1860s when the Homestead acts allowed people to get free land in the area. Nebraska मा बसोबास गर्ने मानिसलाई Nebraskans भनिन्छ । यो राज्यमा अत्यधिक मानिसहरू Republicans छन ।
On March 01, 1867 Nebraska was admitted to the United States of America as the 37th state. नेब्रास्का भन्ने राज्यको नाम “Nebrahtia “ भन्ने शव्दबाट भएको हो जसको अर्थ हुन्छ “Flat Water”. The capital city of Nebraska is Lincoln. The state motto is “Equality Before the Law”. The state tree is cottonwood. The state flower is Goldenrod and the state bird is Western Meadowlark.
The Lied Jungle located in Omaha is the world’s largest indoor rainforest. यो राज्यमा पाईने Sand dunes complex, the unique tall grass prairie ecosystem, Chimney rock, Scotts buff, national Monument र annual Sandhills crane विशेषरूपमा आकर्षक छन ।यसैराज्यमा Kool – aid नामक तरल तत्व सन 1927 मा Edwin Parkins ले Hattings भन्ने सहरमा बनाएका थिए ।
Former US president Gerald Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Berkshire Hathaway and its owner Warren Buffet hail from the city of Omaha in Nebraska. As we know, Buffet is currently one of the richest people on earth. Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben Sandwich. It has the United State’s largest aquifer( underground lake/ water supply ), the Ogallala aquifer. Nebraska also has more miles of river than any other state.
Nebraska is the only state with a nonpartisan unicameral legislature promoted by senator George Norris for its efficiency, cost- effectiveness and ability to eliminate secretive conference committee meetings common in bi- cameral legislatures. Nebraska has been governed by a single house legislature since 1937.
यस राज्यमा नेपालीहरूको त्यति बाक्लो बस्ती छैन । अनुमानित ३९०० बासिन्दा होलान भूटानीज नेपालीहरूलाई समेत मिलाएर । In fact, Nebraska has been the leading state in offering settlements for refugees in the United States in recent years. Omaha is the city that has the most amount of Nepalese population, including the Bhutanese refugees. यो राज्यमा प्रवेश गरि बसोबास गरेको पहिलो नेपालीका रूपमा अनि श्रेष्ठको (1992) नाम आउँछ । Although a huge population of the Nepalese community here is made up of the Bhutanese refugees, there is a fair number of people who have lived in the state for decades now. There are also students who went to college at the University of Nebraska and have stayed back.
- Nebraska Nepalese Society (estd: 2001)
- Founder President: Ani Shrestha
- Current President: Krishna Kandel
- Bhutanese Committee in Nebraska (BCN: 2008)
- Founder President: Kumar Gurung Current President: Bhim Gurung
- Nepalese Students Association
- A chapter at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln
* Medical doctors (11)
- Nabin Sapkota
- Soniya Gupta
- Subhash Baniya
- Rashmi Ojha
* University teachers (9)
* Engineers: (15)
* व्यापार- वाणिज्य
अन्य राज्यमा सरह यहाँ पनि नेपालीहरूले ख़ास गरि Gas Stations चलाएका छन । त्यसै गरि grocery stores, fast food chains आदिमा संलग्न छन । There is a popular grocery store called Namaste Bazaar in Omaha that serves the nepalese/Bhutanese community.
- The Jaipur Restaurant Proprietor: Gyanendra Bhandari
- Nuri Proprietor: Bishal BK
- Everest Fusion
- Kathmandu Momo Station
Although the appeal of the state is generally lower for the Nepalese community, the promise of growth and the affordability has attracted a fair number of people. शुरुवाती दिनहरूमा आय- व्ययको दृष्टिकोणले हेर्दा त्याँगरिने राज्यको रूपमा यो राज्यलाई वर्गीकरण गर्न सकिन्छ । Nebraska also often ranks high in “best places to live”, “best places to retire”, “best places to raise kids” and “healthiest, friendliest, people” list. This shows that the state has a lot of potential and is a great place to consider living in for the Nepalese community as well.
(सहयोगी: कृष्ण कँडेल, रूचि रजिना दाहाल )