The Santan Kirtan Mandali (SKM) observed Mother’s Day amidst a program organized in Manchester Hindu temple in New Hampshire, Sunday.
According to Bishnu Maya Koirala, president of SKM, the event honored some 25 women from different ethnic backgrounds including Americans with khada as a token of love. They were mostly in their 70s and 80s.
Talking to BNS, sister Jacklin, Executive Director of Holi Cross Family Work Center, said she was extremely delighted to receive a recognition from the Bhutanese community.
“I am honored to be chosen by Bhutanese in this function. I am so happy at this hour,” she expressed.
“We haven’t observed Mother’s Day for a longtime. We took it as a privilege today to organize this event,” another woman Sumitra Subedi told.
Mother’s Day in Nepali is also known as Mata Tirtha Aushi. People pay homage to their mothers presenting her favorite food, clothing and various gifts on this day.
The day is marked as an auspicious occasion to see mother’s face, and express respect and love.