By Suman Chhetri
Association of Bhutanese in Australia (ABA Sydney) organised a one day community discussion session on 25 August here in Blacktown Sydney to discuss the various community issues and to plan ahead for the coming days.
The main objective of the session was to plan for the year ahead taking advantages of resources and opportunities available to community and also to know the view of community members on different issues they are facing in their everyday life.
Speaking at the session President Dr. Om Dhungyel emphasized on preserving our own culture and identity. He also talked about the positive and negative part of community organisation and highlighted the need of volunteer in community. In the same way Advisor and former president Om Dhungel talked about the community issues that were identified form the three separate workshop organised by ABA Sydney.
In the discussion, the participating members fully supported the idea of executive members to host interstate Soccer tournament in 2014. All the executive members updated the current progress and issues in their respective group. Different issues relating to internal communication, English classes, cultural program were also discussed during the day.