Bhutanese living in metro New York city in the USA have celebrated the 111th national day with music, fun and dinner.
The United Bhutanese Association New York organized this grand annual day for the first time. According to organiser, over 100 Bhutanese residing in New York and surrounding city attended the function.
The function saw some cultural performances, songs, dances and speeches in addition to the free dinner for all attendees. Bhutan’s permanent representative to US and the UN Doma Tshering was the chief guest of the function.
The event was sponsored by the government of Bhutan – for which the process had begun when the chief justice and then chief advisor of the interim government Tshering Wangchuk visit New York in October this year.
The government of Bhutan is encouraging northern Bhutanese to get organized and build informal network of Non Resident Bhutanese in an effort to counter the campaigns by resettled Bhutanese in their country of resettlement.
The New York event saw one of the largest congregations of Bhutanese (coming directly from Bhutan) in the US.