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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.