The Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands (BCN) organized an art competition parallel to its second general assembly on September19, 2010 in Amsterdam.
Issuing a press statement Sunday, the organization informed that speaking at the program, Adriane de Jager, the judge invited to appraise and evaluate the artistic skills of Bhutanese children, said that the arts of the children speak a lot. “They speak their lives,” Jager said, “If the arts are to reach writers on the refugee issues, they can write narrative books over the thoughts of the children.”
Taking about four hours, Bhutanese children living in different provinces of the Netherlands demonstrated their hidden talents.
The program was facilitated by Jigme Gurung, the youth co-coordinator of BCN.
“The art competition was organized to promote the artistic skills of children, ventilate their thoughts pictographically and bring refugee life to light for others to acknowledge, president of BCN, ,” Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Dhakal said.
“BCN looks forward to organise similar program in coming days to connect Bhutanese refugee children.”
According to Dr. Dhakal, children under the age of 18 were allowed to compete in the art competition.
The titles given for them included living with dignity and aspirations, through telescope: the road traversed and link between life in Nepal and Netherlands.
The statement also mentioned that the BCN awarded the participants.
Earlier in July, the organization held an open art competition in collaboration with Bhutan Media Society on the occasion of World Refugee Day 2010 in Jhapa, Nepal.