Bhutanese in Albury staged a colourful multicultural festival as part of celebrating Hindu festival Dashain. The festival also marked the fifth anniversary of Bhutanese settlement in Albury-Wodonga region.
Newly elected president of Bhutanese Association in Albury Teju Chouhan expressed hope for better integration of the Bhutanese community in this border town and expressed thanks to the settlement service providers.
He said that the aim of the event was to celebrate diversity, develop connections and foster partnerships with different cultural communities and encourage people to learn each other’s culture.
Other community invited to be part of the function included Australian, Nepalese, African, Filipino, Indian, Maori and New Zealander.
Event guest , Mayor Cr Kevin Mack from Albury City Council, appreciated the efforts made by Bhutanese community to add multi culture flavour to the cultural diversity of Australia.
The event was sponsored by Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga Inc and supported by Albury-Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau and two local businesses.