The Bhutanese Community in Seattle (BCS) said its representatives took part in the 20th parade program of 98118 Coalition for Refugees and Immigrants held in Seattle, WA, Saturday.
Seen as one of the exceptional events, the parade included around 65 ethnic groups from various countries of the world.
“We got a great chance to identify ourselves as Bhutanese in this country by extending our participation in the joint parade,” commented one of the attendees, Devi Rizal.
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), Seattle Foundation provided the financial support for cost arrangements and refreshments for the participants from the Bhutanese community.
According to Rizal, such programs intend to increase the networking and good relationship of Bhutanese with other ethnic communities and mainstream organizations.
Formed in March 2012, BSC comprises of Hom Khatiwoda (President), Bisal Acharya (Vice-President), Tek Rizal (Secretary), Kapil Bastola (Vice-Secretary), Hari Pokhrel (Treasurer) and Chandra Acharya (Vice-Treasurer).