Nepal’s flag has been hoisted for the second time at Jersey City Hall in New Jersey, USA, in honor of the Nepali community. The flag of Nepal was hoisted at the City Hall of the Council Chambers in Grove Street, Jersey City.
City Hall is the main administrative government building in the Jersey City metropolis. The building houses the American flag. Along with the US flag, Jersey City Mayor Steven Phulp hoisted the Nepali flag in honor of the Nepali community. The national anthem of Nepal was played, and the Nepali flag was hoisted on the upper floor of the City Hall building.
Mayor Steven Fulop, Council President Joyce Waterman, Nepali Acting Consul General Bishnu Prasad Gautam, Outgoing Council President and Councilman at Large Rolando Lavarro, Sister City Special Envoy for Jersey City, and Jersey City Employment and Training Board Member Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar all attended the event.
Earlier, on June 30, 2017, Jersey City became the first American city in the world to fly the Nepalese flag on the roof of its city-building. Jersey City City Diversity and inclusive steering committee advisor Dr.Pariyar. The historic flag hoisting ceremony was held on the initiative of Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar. This year, the second historic flag hoisting ceremony of 2021 was also initiated by Dr. Pariyar.
During the ceremony, Mayor Steven Fulop was invited to visit Nepal by Nepali Consul General Vishnu Prasad Gautam as a gift of Nepali Dhaka topi.
Jersey City is the second American city to hoist Nepal’s flag. Philadelphia City hoisted the Nepalese flag for the first time on November 19, 2010. The flag was hoisted in Jersey City on Dr. Pariyar’s initiative. She was a two-term, four-year advisor to the Jersey City Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Board.