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|1958 (In the year)
||The first local spiritual assembly of Nepal was formed in Kathmandu.
Prof. Anil Sarwal says it was 1960-1961
The first Local Spiritual Assembly was established in the capital city Kathmandu in 1961. [Yellow Place]
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Nepal was formed with its seat in Kathmandu. [BW15:249]
For pictures see BW15:155, 248.
With Hand of the Cause Ali-Akbar Furutan representing the Universal House of Justice, the Bahá'ís of Nepal held their first national convention to elect their National Spiritual Assembly in 1972 during the reign of King Mahendra. The convention had forty delegates. The members of the first national assembly were: Amar Pradhan, Shyam Maherjan, Jujubhai Sakya, Aranda Lal Shrestha, Dinesh Verma, Keith de Folo, W. F. Chaittonalla, P. N. Rai, D. K. Malla - from Buddhist, Hindu, Christian backgrounds. [Religion in Nepal website]
||NSA; Cultural diversity
|1976 to 1985
||British pioneers Ron, Thelma, Simon and Suzanne Batchelor lived in Kathmandu, Nepal. [Thelma Batchelor on Bahá'í History UK]
|1990 29 Sep
||The passing of Hand of the Cause of God H. Collis Featherstone in Katmandu, Nepal. He was born at Quorn, South Australia on May 5th, 1913. [BINS232:8, VV12, The Bahá'í Encyclopedia, Find a grave]
For his obituary see BW20p809-818.
Shoghi Effendi had appointed him among the third contingent on the 2nd of October, 1957. [MoCxxiii]
See Bahá'í Recollections for an article complete with pictures by Narenda Pande about Mr. Featherstone's last days and funeral.
See LoF434-448 for a biography.
Find a grave.
||Kathmandu; Nepal; Quorn; South Australia
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