The resettled Bhutanese Families in the cities of Westfield, West Springfield and Springfield in the State of Massachusetts have organized a get together program on 27th September,2009 (Maha Nawami) to mark the great Hindu festival of Dashain. The program was organized to give opportunity to all the resettled families in and around the cities to meet their relatives and friends and exchange their words of best wishes for a wonderful Dashain.
Emceed by Bhuwan Gautam, another resettled Bhutanese in Springfield,MA the program saw a congregation of around 200 Bhutanese from about 45 different families.A few local journalists, social activists and some foreigners were among others.
Welcoming the community folks and the guests at the program, Hari Khanal,the chairman of the BTM(Bhutanese Trust of Massachusetts) highlighted the importance of Festivals like Dashain and Tihar. Here are a few photos that we received from Mr. Hari Khanal.
(Information and photo courtesy by Hari Khanal)
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