Founding President’s Message


Dear Friends and MAA Wishers,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all at the 1stGeneral Convention of the Madheshi Association in America (MAA), being held on May 25-26, 2018 in New York. MAA is a non-political and non-profit organization, serving for the well-being of Madhesh and Madheshi abroad. This Convention is focusing on “Strengthening of Madheshi Community and Promoting their Culture” in USA and abroad.

MAA, an organization of Madheshis, is recognized as the symbol of unity among diverse people of Madhesh (Nepal) origin living in USA. It has been a great honor for me to serve as the Founding President of MAA. I have been also fortunate to have a great support and cooperation from very talented and smart people of MAAwho helped me to makeMAA as a great organization in USA. MAA is holding its first Convention, where the Madhesis from all walks of life living in America and abroad have gathered to meet, greet and interact with each other on relevant topics of Madhesh. This Convention is an opportunity for all members to evaluate the performances of MAA for last one and half year, analyze the accomplishments, and discuss the future strategies of the organization. The Convention is the occasion when the members feel empowered by participating in the decision-making process for the development of the organization. I am confident that the presence of majority of MAA members and guest speakers are going to generate new ideas and solutions for the right direction of this organization.

This Convention is also a time to have new leadership in the organization. I am confident that upcoming leadership team will continue to take MAA on the path of achievingits mission topromote Madheshi culture and heritages, and toempowerMadheshis by maintaining the coordination, sharing cultural values, and enhancing close cooperation among Madheshis and their friends in America, Nepal, and abroad.

Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all respected members of our Community, MAA Executive Committee members, MAA Chapters, MAA members and friends, sponsors, and volunteers for the grand success of the Convention.


Suneel Sah
Founding President, Madheshi Association in America (MAA)
Chairman, MAA 1st General Convention 2018