BNCC celebrates Nepali NY 2071 BS


The Bhutanese Nepali Community of Columbus (BNCC) celebrated Nepali New Year 2071 BS amidst various literary and cultural performances in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday.

Peter (middle) with Bhutanese community members
Artists with a community member

The celebration featured cultural dances, songs and poem recitations by community members. A typical maruni dance and live Nepali songs by US citizen, Peter McDonough, were main attractions of the program, according to artist Arjun Rasaily, who coordinated the event.

Dozens of resettled Bhutanese and representatives from various organizations and resettlement agencies witnessed the event. The guests were welcome and served with typical Nepali foods.

In a special session, a policeman oriented the people about security measures, traffics rules and the opportunity for the new immigrant youths to join in security forces, informed Laxmi Biswa, the vice-chair of BNCC.

Meanwhile, in his welcome speech BNCC chairperson,Bhim Bastola, assured community members of organizing similar functions every year to promote cultural identity of resettled Bhutanese in America.

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