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Successful completion of Mithila Festival USA 2022 in New York, USA

The Mithila Center USA successfully organized the Mithila Festival USA 2022 with Art, Culture and Literature program from 14 to 16 April 2022. Several dignitaries of Nepal, India and USA had addressed the opening ceremony of the festival highlighting importance of Mithila art and culture. The program for the first two days was organized virtually and the closing ceremony with kids art workshop, Jude Shital festival celebration, book lunching, taste of Mithila (cultural food festival) and cultural program on 16 April was organized physically in New York. USA.

The New York State Assemblywoman Hon. Catalina Cruz launched two books written on Mithila arts, and folk culture during the closing ceremony of the festival on April 16, 2022, at the Diversity Plaza, Queens, New York. The Mithila Centre USA undertook the responsibility of publishing both the books to promote Mithila arts, culture and traditions prevalent over centuries in Mithila communities in Nepal and India.

The book ” Maithili Folk Culture” authored by Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh contains different aspects of Mithila folk culture. Another book written in Maithili language entitled “Mithilak Lok Jivan” (Folk Life in Mithila) authored by Ram Bharos Kapadi ‘Bhramar’ provides detailed information about lives of Maithili people and their culture. Our community members living in USA, Dr. Biplav Yadav and Mr. Debnath Mahato extended their financial help for the publication of these books.


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From Respected Dignitaries


The honoring of Mithila culture is a special moment for your community, an opportunity to reflect on what binds people together and the rich culture that passes from generation to generation. The Mithila kingdom has an ancient and proud history, intimately linked to the sacred landscape of ancient India . . .

John Guy

Senior Art Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to all gathered at the Mithila Festival USA 2021. The Mithila Center has preserved and promoted the Mithila heritage by raising the community’s awareness to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The work the Mithila Center and Mithila Art has done for the community, specifically women in impoverished rural communities, will not go unnoticed . . .

Grace Meng

Member of US Congress

It is my pleasure to extend best wishes to all attending Mithila Center USA’s 2021 Festival. Since its inception, Mithila Center USA has been dedicated to sharing Mithila culture with New Yorkers. Mithila Center USA is committed to preserving and promoting its unique and vibrant heritage, while organizing engaging live performances and art exhibitions . . .

Scott M. Stringer

New York City Comptroller

I am pleased to know that the Mithila Center USA is organizing Mithila Festival 2021 on 14-17 April 2021 and also publishing a souvenir depicting Mithila art, culture and literature. I thank the Mithila Center USA and its Founder and President Mr. Amit Sah for this initiative. On this occasion, on behalf of the Government of Nepal and the Consulate General of Nepal in New York, I extend warm greetings . . .

Bishnu Prasad Gautam

Acting Consul General

It is with honor and gratitude that I write with joyful greetings to all participants of the 2021 Mithila Art Exhibition, “Art for SDGs: The Mithila Heritage” and congratulate all on this significant endeavor and achievement of the Nepali diaspora community in the United States. The fabric of U.S. society and culture is indeed enriched and inspired by the contribution of this Exhibition, in its second year, uniting us . . .

Diana Fox

PhD Professor and Chairperson
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