The Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA) said it will table Non-Resident Bhutanese agenda in its upcoming fourth national convention to be held in Denver, Colorado from June 14-16.
The convention would be mainly focussed on agendas like mental health of resettled Bhutanese, cultural identity and challenges facing the community besides the NRB issue, said a press statement issued by its Press and Publicity Secretary, Manoj Rai.
According to Rai, the convention will also mark the World Refugee Day celebration in collaboration with the Global Bhutanese Community of Colorado and the Colorado State Refugee Coordination Unit.
Existing members of OBCA executive board, committee secretaries and executive members are expected to reach the convention venue by June 13.
“We would like to extend our greetings to all the Bhutanese in America and abroad, and also extend our hearty welcome to all to this annual community jamboree. We also seek your wishes, support and participation in this event to make it happen the way Bhutanese diaspora aspire for,” Rai said in his statement.
The convention is also said to hold elections to the organization’s new board and executives.
OBCA has remained silent over the growing demands for a single national organization of the Bhutanese diasphora by uniting with the Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA).