Bhutanese in Adelaide keep Bhanu alive

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Bhutanese Association in South Australia (BASA) observed 197th birth anniversary of the prominent poet of Nepali literature, Bhanu bhakta Acharya, on 13th July 2010 along with various other programmes.
The literary event was organized at the Community Centre in Adelaide. The celebration began with the candle lighting and offering garland on the portrait of Adi Kabi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya by the guests.
The Bhutanese community members who participated in the programme recited poems and stories and the Guests of honour, Max and Jacqui read their poems. Max recited his famous poem ‘Men of skins’ which had won him a National award in 2008. The Chief Guest of the programme, Deepak Bista, a life member of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) gave away prizes for the best poems.
Talking to BNS ,Sushil Niraula, the Language and Cultural Desk coordinator of BASA said, ‘Although we have excelled in promoting the Bhutanese-Nepali culture in South Australia, we are just beginning to do the same for our language and literature. Deepak Bista, who also runs a Nepalese restaurant in Adelaide showed his appreciation to the Bhutanese community for keeping alive the tradition of honoring the icon of their ethnic language. The celebration formally ended at 2 pm.
Meanwhile, Punya Foundation also celebrated Bhanu Jayanti on July 10th, in Adelaide where the representatives of the Foundation introduced their institution to those who were present in that occasion. Goma Dhakal, wife of martyr Punya Prashad Dhakal was the Chief Guest.
In Sydney, the Bhutanese community joined those of the Nepalese to observe Bhanu Jayanti this year.
In an unrelated event, BASA coordinated the Bhutanese artists from Adelaide to participate in the celebration of the 50th year of the Australia-Nepal diplomatic relation organized by the Nepalese Embassy here today. The artists presented dances reflecting the Bhutanese-Nepali culture.
Chief Guest giving away awards
Chief Guest giving away awards

Bhutanese Association in South Australia (BASA) observed 197th birth anniversary of the prominent poet of Nepali literature, Bhanu bhakta Acharya, on 13th July 2010 along with various other programmes.

The literary event was organized at the Community Centre in Adelaide. The celebration began with the candle lighting and offering garland on the portrait of Adi Kabi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya by the guests.
The Bhutanese community members who participated in the programme recited poems and stories and the Guests of honour, Max and Jacqui read their poems. Max recited his famous poem ‘Men of skins’ which had won him a National award in 2008. The Chief Guest of the programme, Deepak Bista, a life member of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) gave away prizes for the best poems.
Talking to BNS ,Sushil Niraula, the Language and Cultural Desk coordinator of BASA said, ‘Although we have excelled in promoting the Bhutanese-Nepali culture in South Australia, we are just beginning to do the same for our language and literature. Deepak Bista, who also runs a Nepalese restaurant in Adelaide showed his appreciation to the Bhutanese community for keeping alive the tradition of honoring the icon of their ethnic language.
The celebration formally ended at 2 pm.
Meanwhile, Punya Foundation also celebrated Bhanu Jayanti on July 10th, in Adelaide where the representatives of the Foundation introduced their institution to those who were present in that occasion. Goma Dhakal, wife of martyr Punya Prashad Dhakal was the Chief Guest.
In Sydney, the Bhutanese community joined those of the Nepalese to observe Bhanu Jayanti this year.

In an unrelated event, BASA coordinated the Bhutanese artists from Adelaide to participate in the celebration of the 50th year of the Australia-Nepal diplomatic relation organized by the Nepalese Embassy here today. The artists presented dances reflecting the Bhutanese-Nepali culture.

Ichha Poudyel /BNS

6 COMMENTS

  1. Good Job ! My Bhutanese-Australian friends!!

    You did a great job by celebrating Bhanu Jayanti. It is our voice that we are Bhutanese Citizens wherever we are at present, and we will enjoy our rights to celebrate our ceremonies which are historical, cultural, religious and political. If there is a favourable situation prevail in Bhutan, we will go back home. I would like to support your gusto saying that we have the same right to become Bhutanes, that the primeminister mr. thinley or King Gasser have.

    Let us keep our esteem high and we will achieve our destination. I really really appreciate your dedication to culture, language and literature and nationality on top of that via celebration. One thing very interesting is you advocated that we are Bhutanese, which is an open truth since the inception of the history of Bhutan.

    Next year Bhanu Jayanti will be celebrated in all the parts of the globe where there are Bhutanese people dewil, preety much like how the National Day will be celebrated on 17 Dec, this year.

    We love peace that is why we ran away with the veto gun point order of the King’s army. But when there is civil war in Bhutan in the recent future, the king can’t say he loves peace because the terrorism and brutalities will be fathered by him only.

    Oneday, we will prove that we love Bhutan more than a mere power lust king Jigmesynge Wangchuk loves.

  2. Punya Foundation also celebrated Bhanu Jayanti on July 10th, in Adelaide where the representatives of the Foundation introduced their institution to those who were present in that occasion. Goma Dhakal, wife of martyr Punya Prashad Dhakal was the Chair person of the program and the chief guest was Literati figure of Bhutan Kapil Mani Dahal.Unexpected Error is highly regretted.