Nepali Patro ("नेपाली पात्रो") - Nepali Calendar is online traditional Lunar Calendar/ Bikram Sambat Calendar. The Nepali calendar (Nepali: नेपाली पात्रो) is the lunisolar Hindu calendar used in Nepal for both civil and religious purposes. The year begins in the month Baishakh; usually around 14 April. The official Nepali calendar follows Bikram Samwat, abbreviated B.S., said to have been started by mythical Indian emperor Vikramāditya. The B.S. year is 56.7 years ahead of the (western) Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian year 2000 AD began 17 Poush 2056 and ended 16 Poush 2057.
It helps to keep track of important dates, events and festivals in our own Nepali native language. Nepali dates, events and festivals be remembered and promoted using this tool. So we envision this application not only as a static calendar but an interactive tool where user themselves can contribute to the Nepalese society by providing information on Nepalese events/festivals or by organizing events and promoting them.
It was just an application made out of fun when we started Nepali Patro (as an application in facebook) - but when the usability aspect of the application became apparent, as Nepali users staying abroad found it easy and handy to remember certain important events and days because of the Nepali date displayed, we were energiized to make it a full-fledged application and improve it further to enhance its services.
We have tried to accomodate most of the features relevant to the calendar like date converter (ad to bs, bs to ad), highlighting nepal holidays, scheduling events to popular free scheduling program (google calendar) and many more. We have also released application for android, iphone, Mac OSX and desktop gadget for windows. In addition, the addon code that we provide can be used to add Nepali Patro to your web site.
'Nepali', one word that's our identity. Moreover, it's a small word that binds us all though we are miles apart. And we are definitely proud to be one. We have scaled the summit, proved ourselves as audacious fighters and yet there's still much more to do to retain our identity and show the world what we are capable of.
Time is an undeniable entity - everything we do as we live along is associated to time and then to a date. Events, from birth to death are remembered according to a certain instance of time and date. It's a nightmare that we can hardly remember our own date even when we are living here only. Now, we can imagine how hard it would be for Nepalese living abroad. Hence, with an effort to make life a bit more simpler than it is, we have developed a simple application that could be a part of you. There's nothing much but a simple calendar in our own native language helping us to keep track of our own culture and events thereby, making sure that we don't get left over from the events that we'd never want to miss. Imagine a sister getting a call at the exact day of 'Bhai Tika' or 'Raksha Bandhan' from a brother seven seas away, how would a sister feel? These subtle things counts a great deal when it comes to relationship. Taking these things into account, this is our native application to bind all the Nepalese round the globe.
Hope we have been able to touch the lives of many. In the days to come, we hope our small effort will flourish in a way every Nepali users will help us promote our work in the whole world.