The Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA) unveiled its three afore-announced projects amidst a function in Atlanta, GA on Sunday.
According yo Yam Kharel, the former chair of the organization, the projects included the releasing of the first volume of its quarterly magazine “Bhutan”, launching its website www.obcausa.org and inaugurating the Nepali feature movie “Suruwat” under the organization’s banner.
Kharel informed BNS that Manikala Basnet, the chief guest and Susan Pevlin, the special guest to the program unwrapped the “Bhutan” magazine announcing its official release.
Colored glossy papered, the 36-page magazine is said to have enclosed informative materials comprising news, views, articles and tips that are primarily focused to feed the Bhutanese in Diaspora.
Manoj Rai and Jidan Rai stand as the coordinator of the magazine while Ganga Ram Lamitarey and Bhakta Ghimirey are the Chief and acting editors respectively. Yam Kharel and Bhakti Bhandari hold the desk of editors of the magazine and Ishwori Mishra is the script editor. Dr. Govinda Raj Bhattaria (Nepal) and Prof. David Pemental (USA) assume the advisory team.
In the second segment of the program, Manoj Rai, Press and Publicity secretary of OBCA announced the official launching of the organization’s website. Expounding the customary movie inauguration ceremony, Chairman of OBCA, DJ Khaling, broke a coconut to set forth the official undertaking of the task of another project movie “Suruwat”.
Based on the start of Bhutanese’s new life after resettlement in America, the movie is storied and directed by Santosh Ramdam. N.B.J. K., B.M Khaling, Mahesh Thulung and Binod Magar are the Chief Technical Director/Script Writer, Executive Producer, Music Director and Action Director respectively. Deepak Gazmer will choreograph the movie and Narayan Bastola will be the Director of the Photography.
According to Kharel, Susan Pevlin, the Policy Director of Refugee Family Services of Atlanta, GA is the legal advisor and co-producer of Suruwat. Addressing the mass, director Ramdam said, “we have hoped to provide the first most delicious taste of the vegetable grown in our own garden through this movie”.
The executive producer, B. M. Rai, asserted that the movie is expected to hit the market by February of 2012.
“We know that we do have talents in multiple grounds like everyone else does. Our forthcoming generation is coming up with even more digital spirits. So OBCA wants to help create an avenue to access this platform through this project for those in this particular interest group”, said Kharel in response to a query of BNS.
Bhanu Tiwari (MA), Bhuwan Ranapaheli (NC), Rebeka Shankar (NY), Geeta Barakoti (AZ) and Agam Gurung (GA) will appear among the main characters in Suruwat.
Meanwhile, the Sunday’s function was marked with various other cultural shows.