Bhutanese Organisation of Australia (BOA) delivers a historic event

Young girls present cultural dance. Photo: Parsu Sharma-Luitel
Young girls present cultural dance. Photo: Narayan Dangal

Bhutanese Organisation of Australia hosted a grand Hamro Chinari (Our Introduction) festival on 13th October 2013 at Bethal Primary School in North of Melbourne at Meadow Heights. Celebrated in conjunction with the Hume festival of music and Dashian Tihar festival, Hamro Chinari has displayed the pool of cultural programs, involving children as young as 4 years old to Bhutanese seniors of 70 years performed at the function.

The official program began with Australian & Bhutanese national anthem followed by children’s dance and a speech by Khem Khanal, vice president of BOA.

One of the guests of the event Chin Tan, Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), in his address appreciated the achievements of Bhutanese community within the span of five years.

Speaking at the function, Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp from Victoria Police said, the Victoria Police would welcome the Bhutanese youths to join the state police force.

Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou of Hume City Council said the Bhutanese Community are so well organised that this community can be a model to help other new communities.

Former BOA president, Parsu Sharma-Luital JP said that Bhutanese community have achieved so much in five years. He thanked the Australian government for the continued support while the Bhutanese are being resettled in Australia. Many of our community members are working full time and part time jobs; many are enrolled in universities and TAFE which is very different from other new communities, he said. Sometimes, by being very law abiding communities, we fail to seek the attention of the government, thus miss in some funding opportunities as there are no unlawful issues arising from the Bhutanese communities, he added.

The activities of the day included free face painting, jumping castle for children, musical chair, hit the soccer ball through the tire, Bhutanese traditional cock fight, and plug the sweet race by children.

The cultural performances included, ethnic Nepalese dances, bollyhood dances, Sangehni, Balan, rap song composed by Bhutanese youth, Bhuwan Dhimal. The traditional dances were choreographed and taught by Tanka Sharma-Luital and Hanisha Sharma-Luital

The VVIPs of the event. Photo: Parsu Sharma-Luitel
The VVIPs of the event. Photo: Narayan Dangal

Other guests who attended the events were: Ramesh Kumar General Manager AMES, Rachna Muddagouni CEO, Community West, Dalal Samaan and O’Huget from Hume city council, Micheal Abdalla, Community liaison officer, Asia Desk, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, local communities, members from Nepalese communities and media.

This event saw attendance of over 350 people from various communities. The traditional Bhutanese cuisine was served to all the guests prepared by Bhutanese members.

The event concluded by presenting the certificate of appreciation and prizes by Dalal Samaan, Community Development Officer from Hume City council.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Nepali celebration
    11 am, Tuesday 15 April
    Coburg Library

    Celebrate the launch of our new Nepali collection including a Nepalese dance performance. Browse and borrow from the Nepali collection including books, newspapers and DVDs. The collection will be launched by the Mayor, Councillor Lambros Tapinos and guest speakers will include Mr Chandra Yonzon, Nepalese Honorary Consul General to Victoria, and Mr Chin Tan, Chairperson for the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Light refreshments will be served.

    Register online or phone 9353 4000

    नेपाली महोत्सव
    बिहान ११ बजे मंगलबार १५ अप्रिल
    कोवर्ग पुस्तकालय

    हाम्रो नयाँ नेपाली संकलनलाई नेपाली नृत्य समारोहका साथ हर्सोत्साहित रुपमा मनाऔं। खोज्नुहोला र नेपाली संकलन जसमा पुस्तकहरु, पत्रपत्रिकाहरु र डिभिडी हरु सापटी लिनुहोला। संकलहरु मेयर काउनसिलर लामब्रोस तापिनोस र अतिथी वक्ताको रुपमा श्री चन्द्र योञ्जन, भिक्टोरियाका लगि सम्माननिय कन्सुल जनरल, र श्री छिन तान, भिक्टोरियन मल्टिकल्चरल कमिसनका प्रमुख द्वारा उद्घृत गरिन्छ। हल्का चियापानको प्रबन्ध गरिनेछ।

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