The Bhutanese Society of Western Massachusetts organized its annual musical event Saturday under the coordination of its cultural coordinator Laxmi Adhikari at the Rebecca Johnson School, Springfield Massachusetts.
According to the organizers, five hours long program kicked-off with group dances in both Hindi and Nepali, solo dances, poem recitation, solo songs, solo live songs and power point presentation from the artists from Lyn, Worcester, Hartford, Springfield, West Springfield, and Westfield.
Meanwhile, the President of the organization, Bhuwan Gautam presented the PowerPoint presentation about the history of the organization, its outcome, refugee success statistics and the need for a community based organization to help community to integrate into the mainstream culture as well as to protect, promote and preserve the unique cultural identity.
The former President, Board of directors and advisors of the organization were honored with the certifications by the present committee of the organization. Similarly, all the Bhutanese artists were given appreciation certifications for their performance at the stage.
There were over 400 Bhutanese refugees and other individuals from Western Massachusetts along with the teachers, administrators, social workers, law enforcement officers and others to enjoy the spices of Eastern culture.