Bhutanese youth of NH, an affiliate of BCNH, felicitated its youth soccer team in an open air event held Saturday August 1 Saturday at 133 Blucher street in Manchester NH.
The soccer team won a tournament held 18 and 19 July in Quebec Canada which was contested by five teams from USA and eight from Canada. Speaking at the felicitation program,Om Basnet, one of the organizers said,”this honoring program is organized to encourage our youth on sports and social activities.”
Team coach, Lal Bahadur Khadka said he and his team is thrilled to be felicitated and receive words of encouragement for future. He also said,”We will keep no stone unturned.”
Basnet told BNS after the program that they are working hard to engage youths in social activities which he believes to curb mental illness among youth and elderly people, stop feeling of suicidal thought, build up sense of “we” feeling among youth and reduce isolation. He also added, “we also like to keep youth engaged in sports and social activities to reduce drugs and substance abuse.
A friendly volleyball match was played between Manchester and Concord, where Concord won by 12-25 and 13-25.
Around sixty youths from Concord and Manchester city of New Hampshire attended the event.