Anjana Rai is named The Achiever of the Year 2017 from Bhutanese community – a new initiated taken by Radio Pahichan to appreciate and recognise the contribution and achievements made by community members.
The award is to be given every year hereafter on settlement day – to an individual who achieve success or contributed to the welfare of the Bhutanese community.
Rai was awarded for her academic achievement in Nepal Language that was introduced to South Australian curriculum since last year.
Bhutanese in South Australia celebrated their nine years of successful settlement amidst a special function held on Saturday 13 May.
It was on 13 May 2008 when first Bhutanese family arrived in Adelaide under third country resettlement programme initiated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The annual settlement day celebration was graced by array of political leaders and social service champions who have closely worked with or supported the settlement of the Bhutanese in South Australia.
Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill wished for continued progress of the Bhutanese community while Minister for Multicultural Affairs Zoe Bettison appreciated the efforts Bhutanese made to quickly adjust to the new circumstances and progress made so far.
Salisbury council mayor Gillian Aldridge appreciated the diversity Bhutanese added to the Salisbury council.
The event also showcased a video presentation by Radio Pahichan portraying the success story of Bhutanese settlement.