Charlotte community honors Nepali singers Satya-Swaroop


Representing the resettled Bhutanese community of Charlotte, the Bhutanese Hindu United Society (BHUS) Saturday honored Nepalese singers duo Satya Raj Acharya and Swaroop Raj Acharya amidst a felicitation cum cultural event held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Satya-Swaroop with Arjun Rashaily and community members after felicitation
Satya-Swaroop with Arjun Rashaily and community members after felicitation

“It is our privilege to recognize contributions of our fellow Nepalese artists as they have been long attached to the Bhutanese community,” BHUS president Kamal Dhimal informed.

The Acharyas, who have been performing in various Bhutanese and Nepali communitites in the United States for the last two months, were presented letters of appreciation by the Society’s vice president Durga Pradhan and treasurer Chet Khoirala.

The Archarya brothers also presented their favorite songs so as to entertain the audience.The entire event was broadcasted live from

Meanwhile, the Society also felicitated Bhutanese singer Arjun Rashaily, and various Nepali and Bhutanese artists.

Guests and participants
Guests and participants

City City Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Various representatives from local agencies, employers and service providers were part of today’s guests. Around 500 Bhutanese and their friends attended the four-hour-long event.

Speaking at the program, newly elected Mayor Roberts welcomed the Bhutanese community in Charlotte, and appreciated their contributions in the society. She also mentioned that immigrant communities have been instrumental in socio-economic progress of the Charlotte region.

Girls perform a typic Nepali dance
Girls perform a typic Nepali dance

A number of dances and songs from various groups and artists including two Nepali dances by one-legged Nepali dancer Rashmi Kharel became a part of the event, which was free of any entry ticket to event participants.

Meanwhile, a music video of “Mangshirko Mainama” by Bhutanese singer Manoj Rai was also released during the event. The video features the artists Bishal Rai and Anu Bhattarai.

According to Dhimal, various groups and individuals including the community groceries and convenience stores supported the event.


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