Read the original story in Nepali at Khasokhas Weekly
Translated and condensed by Anuz Thapa
Members of the city’s Nepalese community are supporting Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to be the city’s next mayor. Adams is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2021 Mayoral race.
The endorsement took place at a fundraising event in Woodside, Queens on July 9, held at community activist Anand Bista’s residence, as limited people are allowed to gather in the city due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I am really happy to be here,” Adams said at the event, where he put on a Nepali cap, also known as Dhaka topi. “I will do my best to serve the Nepalese community.”
Bista said that President Adams has been active in helping Nepalese living in the city during this pandemic, providing supplies like mask, gloves and other essentials when the pandemic was at its peak in March and April.
“Adams is friendly and easily accessible,” Bista said. “This is one of the reasons why we endorsed him.”Adams—who is running against fellow mayoral candidates including Comptroller Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, former city housing commissioner Shaun Donovan and nonprofit leader Dianne Morales—leads the race in terms of fundraising so far, with $2.2 million in his campaign coffers, City Limits reported earlier this month.