Bhutanese diaspora marks Teej

Women perform Puja in Sanischare (Picture : TB Chhetri/BNS)

The Bhutanese Refugee  Women Forum (BRWF) celebrated Teej special programs amidst various cultural shows in Beldangi , Tuesday.

Women dance to mark Teej festival in Beldangi-II (Picture : Tilak Niraula/BNS)

Both married women and young girls performed different cultural and traditional dances, and songs, featuring red sari and traditional ornaments during the celebrations, according to our correspondents.

Including Beldangi Camp Secretary DB Subba, a number of speakers also extended their wishes to Bhutanese women on the occasion of Teej festival.

Meanwhile, the Youth Friendly Center (YFC) also held a separate event to mark this year’s Teej festival in Beldangi-II. Around 1000 people gathered to observe the YFC Teej program, according to its Coordinator Damber Kumari Rai.

Teej program at Sanischare
Bhutanese Refugee Woman Forum (BRWF) also organized Rishi Panchami Program at Sanischare camp on September 2012, chaired by Sanischare BRWF Secretary, Sabitra Wagley.

Women perform Puja in Sanischare (Picture : TB Chhetri/BNS)

The program began with Puja in the BRWF compound at 11 am. The priest told briefly the story of Lord Shiva and Parbati.

In the function, BRWF honored Sanischare Camp Secretary, APF personnel and CWT Chief with Khada and Abir who helped BRWF make campaigning of making the camp ‘free from plastic’ successful.

Bishnu Maya Chamlagain,88, and Bhim Bahadur Gurung, 81, from the camp were also honored with Shawl as senior citizens.

Cultural items including Kirtan, songs and dances were also included in the program.

The UNHCR Field Associate and LWF Personnel and Camp Secretary expressed their words of gratitude and indicated the positive sign in performing program jointly with the host community in fostering mutual relationship between two communities.

Celebrations in Australia
Reports from Australia said, around 300 resettled women attended Teej celebrations organized by a community radio program – Yuba Sansar this Saturday in Adelaide, Australia.

Young children and youth perfumed cultural shows including dancing and singing, while senior ladies presented sanguine, reports Nepalnews.

According to the report a group dance performance by Bikram Adhikari, Jeevan Koirala, Prakash Niroula, Shova Biswa, Niru Mishra and Lok Poudyel turned even livelier as they took to the floor for dance.

The organizer also said it has planned to donate the collected funds to Aama Ghar in Kathmandu.

Similarly, Bhutanese Organization in Australia (BOA) also organized a community celebration to observe the Teej festival on Saturday.

Held as a joint event, also to mark the children day, a variety of items including Balan, Sangini, songs and dances were perfumed, Ram Dhimal reported in the Purbelitimes.

TB Chhetri from Beldangi also contributed to this