The United States of America, especially Washington, DC area is very cosmopolitan, with people from almost every nation in the world. Most of these international communities have their own television programs that promote their nation, culture and report the news of their country. However, until 1997 there was no Nepali television program in abroad.
The goals of Sagarmatha Television are numerous:
- To introduce Nepal and Nepali culture to the world
- To promote Nepal & Nepalese culture and the attractions of Nepal to foreigners; motivate them to visit Nepal.
- To provide information on what is happening in Nepal to the Nepali community to maintain our community's ties with our homeland and keep our culture alive in our memory.
- To keep the Nepali community informed about various event that are taking place within the Nepalese community in America and around the world.