Sapan Pathak (Bhola)
Bhutanese American at Manchester, NH observed Nepali new year’s celebration amid diverse cultural shows, speeches and well-wishes of the year. The primary aim of the program was to mark the beginning of the Nepali new year 2067 B.S. and to unite all the Bhutanese living in different counties and cities of New Hampshire.
More than 400 Bhutanese from the cities of Manchester, Concord loconia and Masschuetuse gathered on the 16th day of April, 2010 with their respective presentations at South New Hampshire University college auditorium. From 6 pm to 10 pm eastern time Friday, enthusiastic participants, spectators and supporters filled the collage auditorium to its bursting point with applaud, cheers, laughters, spell of the literature, jingles of the music and the charms of the dancers and other performances. The credit for organizing and monitoring the show goes to the Bhutanese communities of Manchester and its outskirts.
The program would not come to a successful fruition had the American volunteers not rendered their sincere services. For this reason, the organizing committee extended its appreciations and honors to these local volunteers. They were Kim Calhoun-social worker of Manchester School Depatrment, Doug Hall-social volunteer of NH who is helping Bhutanese refugees in the area, Jessica Sant0s- employment counsellor of Manchester Employment Security Department, Jeena Carrol Planet – social worker and one of the best volunteers for refugees and Sister Irene- social worker from Catholic church.
Among many who helped bring the event to its perfect completion were Dev Ashikari, Manju Khadka, Vola Pathak, Lal Khadka, Maya Mishra, Om Basnet, Gaurav Pudel, Sharu Mainali and Kamal Basnet who worked more actively during the prgram.
“Thanks to the communities of NH”, Said the organizers for the continued support for and appreciation of their programs in the days to come.
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