‘Welcome to Beldangi’


Photographs are often more powerful than words to reflect certain things. They speak of the facts in an appealing way. Not to an exception, if you were a guest or an invitee to stop by a festival in South Carolina, USA recently, you could have gotten an opportunity to ‘see how life of a Bhutanese refugee is like’.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency (CRRA) has resettled hundreds of refugees—mostly Burmese and Bhutanese, who come to the USA through resettlement program. Hundreds of Bhutanese refugees have begun their new lives in a new atmosphere with the help of CRRA, which not only relocates new arrivals but also help them out with several other immigration concerns including the Green Card applications.

In its recent endeavor to explore its activities within the locality, the CRRA, during a festival on September 27 in South Carolina, USA, tried seeking the attention of guests by ‘welcoming them to Beldangi camp’ based in Nepal.

Below follows the event’s portrayal exploration as seen through the lens.

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Some pictures as seen on one side of the hut, which are aimed at reflecting the life of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.
Erica learns life in camp in more depth from Subedi.
Two guests step into the small hut and observe things closely.
Two CRRA employees including Erica, intern, try to greet guests towards ‘Beldangi’ camp.
This hut is assumed to be a space allotted to a single Bhutanese refugee in Nepal. The hut posed many photos, postures depicting life in camps.
A basketful of items (left), that included chili, pulses (daal), garlic, rice, among others, to reflect the types and quality of the UNHCR-aided foods for Bhutanese refugees.
The struggling days back in camps and the beginning of a new life of Praja Subedi, resettled by the CRRA, was featured as a success story.
Erica Johnson, intern and Ngana Subedi, Bhutanese case worker—both dressed in Hindu traditional outfits, take their look to hut after they set it up.


  1. Great job there CRRA. It is such an appreciative initiative on your part that might indirectly help our plight get heard aloud within the locality. And thanks TP Mishra for getting hold of the event in camera lens– expecting more of such pieces in future.

  2. It’s really nice to have thought of doing this kind of stuff because it clearly teels the people of outside world about our pathetic situation that we had to undergo by no our mistakes.I would really appreciate you guys for doing this wonderful presentation.