Exiled citizens join 106th National Day celebrations

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When the entire nation engaged in celebrating the 106th National Day, hundreds of exiled citizens also virtually joined their fellow Bhutanese from Beldangi refugee camp, Monday.

Camp management committees of Beldangi and Sanischare camps jointly organized the event that marks the institutionalization of the first heredity monarchy in Bhutan.

106th National Day celebration in Beldangi on Monday (Picture courtesy: Ratan Gazmere)
106th National Day celebration in Beldangi on Monday
(Picture courtesy: Ratan Gazmere, Beldangi)

Nirmal Khanal from Refugee Coordination Unit (RCU) attended the National Day celebration as chief guest. Beldangi Camp Secretary, Sanchahang Subba chaired the today’s program.

Field Director of Caritas Nepal, Fr Amalraj, Dr Bhampa Rai, representatives from World Food Programme, Lutheran World Federation, AMDA-Nepal, UNHCR, and camp-based Armed Police Force (APF) also joined Bhutanese refugees in their celebrations.

Hundreds of school children, teachers, and refugees marched around the camp before the rally concerted into a gathering followed by live performances such as dances, songs, speeches and a drama by volunteers from Youth Friendly Center (YFC).

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