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Janmastami observed; Melbourne sees merger of community org 

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Resettled Bhutanese observed Krishna Janmastami in several states in America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand with various religious and cultural program, Sunday.

Volunteers serve prasadi to community members on the occasion of Janmastami (Picture: Roshan/BNS)
Volunteers serve prasadi to community members on the occasion of Janmastami
(Picture: Roshan/BNS)

Our Ohio correspondent Roshan Shanker reports that three-day-long mahayegya was held in organized by Baidhik Sewa Samaj in Columbus also ended coinciding Janmastami. Hundreds of resettled Bhutanese from various cities of Ohio and nearby states attended the event.

Acharya Shree Damodar Swami and pandit Sadananda Kafle were lead priests of the event.

Speaking at the program, Ganga Lamitare appreciated such an effort of the community to promote tradition and culture.

While, pandit Khem Adhikari lauded the youth’s initiative to organize the event, whose formal closing was announced by Bhim Bastola, chairperson of the Baidhik Sewa Samaj.

Reports from Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Utah, among others.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Harishang Kritan Mandali organized a cultural gathering in a local temple involving dozens of resettled Bhutanese, according to Kamal Dhimal.

Nepalese actor Bhuwan KC became a center of attraction for the community in Atlanta, Georgia, where he expressed his views on the closing session of Sreemad Bhagawat Purana.

Actor KC thanked the Bhutanese community for inviting him to grace the event.

He even remembered to appreciate love that he has been receiving towards some of his super-hit films like Kusume Rumal and Kador Pati.

Hundreds of resettled Bhutanese took part in a religious parade, according to Sanatana Dharma Samiti Georgia, the organizer.

People take part in a religious parade in Atlanta, Georgia (Picture courtesy: Pabitra Paudel's Facebook)
People take part in a religious parade in Atlanta, Georgia
(Picture courtesy: Pabitra Paudel’s Facebook)

Merger of community org in Australia

Two Melbourne-based community organizations united into a single platform on the occasion of Krishna Janmastami.

Krishna Janasmati celebration in Melbourne (Picture courtesy: Parshuram Sharma)
Krishna Janasmati celebration in Melbourne
(Picture courtesy: Parshuram Sharma)

According to a statement received by BNS, Bhutanese Organization in Australia and Bhutanese Association in Victoria were merged into a broader community organization, Bhutanese Community in Australia, Sunday.

Executives of both the organizations decided to opt a single and stronger organization to address the need of the Bhutanese community, claimed the statement.

Unification of two separate entities into a single association was announced in a gathering of over 200 community members.

Courtesy: Kirat Cultural Society of Georgia

Courtesy: Chakra Adhikari, Melbourne

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