One day interstate volleyball in VT

One day volleyball tournament concluded in Vermont  played October 8, on occasion of great Hindu festival, Dashain.

“We want to stand together to showcase our festivals to the  community here in Vermont”, informed Raghu Acharya president of Green Mountain Bhutanese Organization (GMBO)

Nine teams played the game from 9:30 am to 7 pm at 2 Educational Drive, Essex Junction.

Players and judges
Players and judges

“Intended to bring youth, adults and Children together through games and sports that can help them to grow mentally and  physically.  GMBO shall play a role of bridge for any interested youth, adult and children if they are interested to continue practices volleyball and other similar games and sports. We will try helping them, but they should come up with interest, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship, informed the president, Raghu Acharya.

“We have not only included our Bhutanese community in state teams, also included are Essex high school students to know of our custom, culture and traditions”, Acharya told to BNS.

Players and officials of the game
Players and officials of the game

Girls from MA and VT played exhibition match, which went in favor of Massachusetts.

Noah Eaton of Essex High was declared man of the match.

Tulshi Bhandari, Karen Chesser-phil, Kabir, Sonam Tamnag and Om Basnet judged the games.

According to Acharya, the  financial supported came from individuals, local community owned business(s) and a manufacturing company Twin Craft, Winooski,
Jefferson Goodrich, Athletic Director of Essex High School provided the facility.