Bhutanese Ethnic School (BES) in South Australia has celebrated the sixth year of its establishment amid cultural and linguistic presentations. The celebrated also marked the biggest Nepali festivals Dashain and Tihar.
The festival held on Saturday (Nov 3) included dancing and singing by children and adults, poem recitation by school children and other cultural items.
Nepali classical instrumental by Namaste Cultural Group (NCG) and deusi vailo by NCG, BES staff and senior members of the community was the attraction of the annual celebration. The fund collected through the deusi/vailo would be used towards school administration and expenses.
‘We are very pleased to get tremendous support and solidarity from community members and school children in fostering Nepali language, culture and arts among the new generation. We hope for such continued collaboration in future,’ Lok Poudyal, principal of BES, told BNN.
Guest from various local schools were also invited to grace and be part of the celebration. BES was established in 2012 and is run by volunteers.