Bhutanese youth festival in Sydney wins the hearts

By Nanda Bhandari

The second day of the Bhutanese Australian Youth Festival and third interstate soccer tournament in Sydney showcased more exhilarating and interesting events.

The day started with the Bhutanese-Nepali cultural show with cultural teams from Iraq, Sri Lanka and China also took part. There were performances from Bhutanese youths from interstate. The cultural exchange was organised with the objective to show Bhutanese-Nepali culture to other communities and let Bhutanese youths to learn their cultures and built cultural tolerance in multicultural Australia.

A dance workshop by Iraqi representative to youths from other communities was the major attraction of the event.

Young and adults from Bhutanese community participated the cultural parade with Nepali and Bhutanese cultural uniforms that preceded the cultural performances.

The cultural presentation was an opportunity for Bhutanese community in Sydney to show the wider community how young people are being engaged in community services and the spirit of intra-community support spirit.

Following the second day matches, Launceston ABSNT, Launceston BKBAT, Adelaide Dragon Red and Albury 3 Star have emerged victorious to play semi final on Saturday. Adelaide Dragon Red will play Launceston BKBAT while Launceston ABSNT will play with Albury 3 Star.

On Thursday evening, dinner night was hosted for all football players and their guests from interstate. The evening was materialised to have informal interaction to strengthen community network across the state.

The third day of the event will have semi final of the soccer, friendly soccer matches between non-player guests from other states and Sydney Bhutanese team among other activities.

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