By Dadiram Antim.
Resettled Bhutanese in Richmond city of Virginia state have announced the formation of a social organization, Richmond Bhutanese Society (RBS) on saturday amid a function organized at Virginia Council of Churches Hall, West graham Road, Richmond.
Nine member executive body under the president ship of Bhupendra Baral was officially elected that constitutes Vice-president Mr.Thakur Ghimirey, General Secretary,Mr. Chandra Dhakal, Treasurer, Mr.Amber Bhattarai , Employment Secretary,Mr. Bhim Kumar Kadel, Cultural Secretary,Mrs. Kanchi Maya Monger, Public Well-fare Secretary, Ms. Thagi Maya Chamlagain, Out-reach Coordinator,Mr. Dadi Ram Antim and Education Secretary, Mr. Dhruva Mishra.
Newly elected President Baral, speaking at the function said,” for overall development and prosperity of Bhutanese Americans resettled in Virginia, we ought to be in one platform of RBS’. He further added, ‘It is our primary duty to serve our community in every aspects enriching people with different qualities’.
As a chief guest of the function, Mr. Jon Domiano from Virginia Council of Churches congratulated the newly elected members and the Bhutanese people for being united for the betterment of community. Meanwhile, Mr. Warren Pierce of Richmond’s First Baptist Church wished for the future success of the organization.
The program was chaired by an elderly Bhutanese intellect, Mr. Bhim Bahadur Magar and anchored by Mr. Thakur Ghimirey.
(Mr. Antim edits his blog, antimnews.blogspot.com)