यम पौडेल । बोष्टन ।
अमेरिकाको बोष्टनमा पशुपतिनाथको मन्दिर र बुद्ध स्तुपा सहित नेपाली कम्युनिटि सेन्टर बनाउने अभियानमा लागिपरेको नेपाली संस्था पशुपतिनाथ बुद्ध फाऊण्डेशनको प्रथम साधारण सभा हिजो ७ तारिख समरभिलको मसाला रेष्टुरेष्टको सभा हलमा अत्यन्तै सौहार्दपुर्ण वातावरणमा सम्पन्न भयो । सभाले फाऊण्डेशनका हालसम्म गरेका काम संयुक्त भैलीधौसी ,संस्था दर्ता, कार्यकारिणि समिति अन्य समिति एवं नरऊड र समरभिलमा सब कमिटि गठन, विधान निर्माण, बैङ्क खाता सञ्चालन, बेवसाइड निर्माण, ब्रुसर प्रकाशन, पे- पल एकाऊण्ट खडा,जस्ता सम्पन्न भएका कार्य प्रगति विवरण र फाऊण्डेशनको आर्थिक प्रतिबेदनलाइ पास गरेको छ भने सेक्रेटेरियट रिपोर्ट मा समावेश संस्थाको आगामी कार्यक्रमलाई समेत पास गरेको छ । साथै फाऊण्डेशनको लेखा परिक्षकमा पुष्कर न्यौपानेलाई सर्बसम्मतिले नियुक्त गरेको छ ।
The primary objective of PABFONE is to provide a common place to promote and conserve Nepali cultural heritage, practice spiritual and religious rituals relating to Hindu and Buddhist faiths and strengthen social brotherhood and religious harmony among different faiths of Nepal.
PABFONE plans to build a community center with Nepalese identity and replicas of PashupatiNath temple and Buddha stupa, in the same complex, within greater Boston area to serve the needs of consistently growing population of Nepalese origin within the New England area.
We plan to complete this in two phases. In the first phase, we will complete the community center and make it operational to cater immediate needs of the community. The construction of the replicas of PashupatiNath temple and Buddha stupa will be in the second phase. The estimated time to complete the project is 5 years.
Keeping time factor in mind, we are looking for an existing building for purchase that can be modified to our designs meeting all our requirements. However, as a second option, we are open to purchase land and carry out our own construction.
The total cost of this project will vary depending mainly on the location area of the land and size of the community center building, the temple and the stupa. Based on a reasonable size of the structures and a location reasonably convenient to our majority of the community members, the minimum estimated cost for this project is $ 1 million.
The project is primarily donation based and the major sources of funds are the community members- Nepalese and people of Nepalese origin living within the New England area. The other sources could be people living outside the New England area and other nationals with Hindu and Buddist faith. We also plan to approach the local government for their support.
PABFONE has a bank account with Bank of America, where all collected funds are deposited.
As of 08/24/2015, the bank balance is $88,459.65 which reflects the total donation of $94,167.48 received after deduction of the expenses $5,707.83 incurred so far.
We believe in financial transparency and publish our full financial status with the details of income and expenses and the list of all donors with their donation amount in our annual general meetings as well as in our website.