Two Bhutanese honoured in White House

The US presidential office White House has honoured two Bhutanese-American in recognition of their services to refugees and migrants who arrive US for settlement. President Barack Obama took this initiative.

Khara Timsina and his wife Bishnu Timsina were honoured along with eight refugee leaders.

They were nominated by Barbara Murock of the Immigrants and Internationals Initiative for Allegheny County Department of Human Services Allegheny County.

The White House statement marking the day mentioned the event lifted up the stories of these individuals who are contributing to our country and the communities that have welcomed them. The event showcased the welcoming spirit that is thriving in America and highlight who refugees are — artists, entrepreneurs, youth leaders, community volunteers, and more — and the contributions and vitality they add to our cultural, social and economic fabric.

Khara had earlier served the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP) as its vice president and president and currently works as program coordinator for the English Language and Civic Education (ELCE) funded by Office of the Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

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