Bhutanese Culture reaches Australian Community: Harmony Day Celebration

GUNA MAJHI AND DEVI GHIMIRE:
Bhutanese Community in Australia Inc(BCA) from Albury, Wodonga and Melbourne participated in a  number of functions to celebrate the Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Day on 21st March 2010. Victoria is the only State in Australia which celebrates and promotes the rich cultural values and traditions on Harmony Day by organising hundreds of activities across the state. The mega event on the Cultural Diversity week and Harmony Day is annual Premier’s Gala Dinner. The event was hosted by Victorian Premier Hon John Brumby. Among the VIP guests, Opposition Leader of Victoria, Mr. Ted Baillieu, other ministers, politicians, and senior government and non government representatives, and the community leaders from across the state attended the function. Continue reading

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Youths in Sydney form a Football Club

By Damber Kumar Dhungel
Dec.10( Sydney)The Sydney chapter of the ABA(Association of Bhutanese in Australia) have recently  formed a  football club comprising the resettled Bhutanese youths of Sydney and its suburb areas. Formation of the Druk FC was officially announced  on December 8 at the meeting conducted by the  Bhutanese youths resettled in this part of the continent-country. Continue reading

First Bhutanese/Nepalese show goes on air at Radio Adelaide.

By Bhuwaneshor Sharma
Adelaide, Australia.December 6: Nepalese Cultural Society launched the first Nepali radio show in Adelaide, first of its kind in southern Australia. The weekly one hour show “Voice of Shangri-La” went on air on Sunday night from Radio Adelaide’s 101.5 FM Band, Australia’s first community and multicultural radio, established in 1970.
Several well wishers gathered in Adelaide studio office to support the program. Continue reading

BCA Inc. Attends FECCA Conference.

Devi Ghimire and Guna Majhi
(Oct. 3) Three members of BCA (Bhutanese community in Australia Inc.) attended the two-day county conference organized by Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA) on October 29. Mr.Parsuram Sharma Luitel, President and Teju Chauhan, spokesperson and media coordinator of BCA from Melbourne and Albury, with one member from Bhutanese community in Northern Territory, Ms Bhakti Mainaly represented the resettled Bhutanese of Australia in the conference held at East bank Centre, Shepparton in Victoria. Continue reading

Orientation facilitator arrives in Australia

By Guna Majhi and Devi Ghimire.
Miss Chaulagain with resettled Bhutanese at the programOct 23. One of the cultural orientation facilitators for the resettlement of Bhutanese in Australia Miss. Neera Chaulagai has arrived in Melbourne today.  Speaking at an interaction program organized by the AMES settlement agency here in Melbourne, Miss. Chaulagain said that she was sent here by the office of the International Organization for Migration(IOM), Damak, to know the current situation of the Bhutanese resettled in Melbourne. Around 10 resettled Bhutanese attended the program that was organized basically to figure out the difficulties being faced by the Bhutanese after their settlement in this new country. Continue reading

Bhutanese bid eternal farewell to Mon Maya.

D.N. Kafle
(Adelaide, Australia)
(Oct. 20) Resettled Bhutanese paid their homage and prayed for the heavenly  peace of  late Mon Maya Ghimirey [Biswakarma], bidding her eternal farewell at the final funeral procession held today at Folland Chapel, Enfield Memorial Park in Adelaide, South Australia. The ritual was held  almost two weeks after she breathed her last  committing  suicide at her house of residence at Darlington Street, Marion. Continue reading

Resettled Bhutanese hangs herself to death in Australia(updated)

BREAKING NEWS: Mon Maya Bishwokarma, a Bhutanese refugee resettled in Adelaide in southern Australia committed suicide on Tuesday, the 6th Oct. hanging herself from the ceiling of an empty house near by her apartment,according to our correspondents Devi Ghimire and Guna Majhi in Australia. 29 years old Bishwokarma was resettled from Bhutanese refugee camp,Sanischare, in Nepal on March 18,2009. Continue reading