About the HANACS ‘UKNFS Chapter’:
Protection/preservation and sharing of Nepali culture in the UK has been from the outset of the UKNFS, a major area of UKNFS activity. The other dimension of that activity has been UK Nepali community members support in regard to equality, integration, access to and positive experience of public services and inclusion.
In this area, the UKNFS has led and led successfully to a hitherto unknown degree, and achieved this aspect of it’s constitutional mandate and vision: the whole UK Nepali community has benefitted with this work which has received acclaim across the community and appreciation and thanks from UK Government departments & Agencies (especially the Office of National Statistics where our work in support to Census 2021 has given at the most senior levels birth to a new era of UK Nepali community profile and support) to the NHS, other public service organisations, and local authorities.
The reports and information resources we have published and created, commonly at the request of UK Nepali community organisations and members from all sections of the UK Nepali community as well as from direct UKNFS initiative.
As such, this work achieved after ten years of initiative and hard work, The UKNFS Chapter under the HANACS will continue to provide policy advocacy and policy delivery scrutiny support in this area on the basis of our pre-existing reports and resources. This will be the Chapter’s only continuing [restricted] activity area outside of UK dimension support to the central work of the HANACS, which in the case of the UK involves Nepali Arts & Culture
A particularly important bridge between the original UKNFS and the new form of the society concentrating on arts and culture, yet containing an element of continuity from the former through the UKNFS Chapter, exists in the combination of the story of migration and associated with it its very important arts & culture dimension.
This combination existing in perhaps the greatest of the final phase of the original UKNFS, in the UK Nepali Community Cultural & Social Heritage Project resources, within which arts and culture are major themes: https://nepaliculturalheritage.com/.
The topic of migration therefore is the central link between the original UKNFS and the UKNFS Chapter under the evolved organisation, in the case of the latter seen through support, scrutiny, and solutions regarding migration issues and needs.
Constitutional Object item regarding the UKNFS Chapter:
The Himalayan and Nepal Arts and Culture Society (HANACS) constitution Objects include a dedicated Object, below, to support the work in the UK of the UKNFS Chapter of the HANACS:
D) TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THROUGH PARTICULARLY THE MEDIUMS OF TRANSCULTURAL LEARNING & THE ARTS, AND THROUGH OTHER UK NEPALI COMMUNITY INTERACTION, SUCH AS ON POLICIES AND SERVICE PROVISION DELIVERY, WITH UK GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES AND PUBLIC SERVICES PROVIDERS SUCH AS LOCAL AUTHORITIES, WHERE AWARENESS OF CULTURAL FACTORS AND THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF THE ARTS, SUPPORT TO ALL OF THE LATTER AND THE UK NEPALI COMMUNITY (A LARGELY FIRST GENERATION SETTLEMENT IN THE UK ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITY) ON INTEGRATION, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION, THROUGH ADVISORY SERVICES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RESEARCH, REPORTS CREATION AND UTILISATION, AND IN THE DOMAIN OF CONSULTATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS SUPPORTIVE OF UK NEPALI COMMUNITY’S INTEGRATION, INCLUSION AND EQUALITY.
Both the organisation name change and the Object above [in conjunction with the other three directly HANACS supportive constitutional Objects] were formally approved by the Board of the UKNFS (subsequently the Board of the HANACS) on Thursday 3rd February 2022.
UKNFS News archive and page: https://uknfs.org/news/
UKNFS Projects page: https://uknfs.org/projects/
Above, the original UKNFS website ‘footer’ section of the site’s webpages, detailing funding bodies that supported its work in the period up to 2021.