Bhutanese in NC mark Teej


Bhutanese in Charlotte, North Carolina marked Teej amidst a special function at a Hindu Temple today.

Hindu women perfom puja. Photo/TP Mishra.

Chief Coordinator of the Organizing Committee, Hasta Pradhan, informed BNS that the program was organized to mark Teej, one of the biggest festivals for Hindu women, with an objective of preserving culture and tradition.

An estimated 200-plus Bhutanese gathered in a Hall at an Indian-American-run Hindu Temple to mark the festival.

According to the organizers, Bhutanese Pundit mainly focused the morning-phase program in performing Rishipanchami puja, in accordance with Hindu culture, tradition, while rest of others in the afternoon were entertaining ones.

Some local friends of Bhutanese in the area, who have been actively volunteering to assist refugees for local assimilation, representatives from local schools, among others attended the function.

Meanwhile, In Goode, a Tutoring Company, based here in Charlotte helped manage a 14-seater VAN free of costs to transport folks to the function venue.

A Bhutanese woman rocks the floor. Photo/TP Mishra.

“This was indeed a great support as those who could not manage the transportation on their own could make it with the support from the In Goode,” added Pradhan.

Dances, solo songs, gazaal, haiku, among others were major attraction of the program. A Bhutanese artist, who joined the program from Tennessee, also presented a solo song.

Participants were also served with typical Nepali food after the completion of the program.

An estimated 600 Bhutanese dwell in Charlotte, NC.