NANT was founded in 2007, as a result of combined effort from community members it has got its full shape and finally was registered as an organization in 2008 and incorporated under the Association Act on 11 March 2010.
It was an outcome of an intense discussion and desire to serve the Nepalese community in a formal and well organized approach through an organization. Its founders felt the need of a Nepalese Community organization that would cater to the needs of new Nepalese immigrants, students and also those who were already residing in the Northern Territory, Australia.
That very essentiality became the cause of its birth. Thanks to all the founder members, volunteers, advisers and well-wishers that felt this need during those tough times and has brought forward NANT as one of the emerging communities in the Northern Territory.
The objects and purposes of the Association are to:
- • promote goodwill and co-operation amongst Nepalese people residing in Australia, in general and in the Northern Territory, in particular;
- • provide help and support to Nepalese people at times of need and hardship;
- • extend help and facilities to Nepalese students who come to study in Australia;
- • maintain and promote Nepalese culture and tradition in Australia;
- promote friendship within Australian communities at large and exchange cultural practices and values;
- develop and foster social, economic and cultural relationships between Australia and Nepal;
- create a forum to discuss contemporary social issues facing the Nepalese community living either in Australia or in Nepal; and
- undertake any activities as determined by the association from time to time to maintain Nepalese culture, tradition and friendships with broader Australian communities.