The resettled Bhutanese in Oregon state of the United States of America have announced the formation of a new community organization ‘Bhutanese American Community of Oregon’, Saturday.
Around 1,000 people from two different cities Portland and Beaverton gathered together to elect their new and enthusiastic leaders for calendar year 2013-2014.
However, only 379 votes were cast due to age restriction during the election facilitated by the Bhutanese folks with the helping hands from all the community members.
David Douglas High School located at SE Portland provided space for the event. The city officials, city police, local community leaders, teachers, and intellectuals were there at the event.
Chhabi Koirala got 214 votes, and was elected as the organization President followed by Hem Ghimire with 151 votes as Vice- President. Likewise, Deepak Koirala, Dhan Bir Gurung , Nanda Ghising, Shiva Nepal and Mani Gajmere were elected as other board members.
According to newly elected President Chhabi Koirala, the organization was formed to achieve self sufficiency and full integration into main stream society by providing informative and accessible community services to all Bhutanese families and individuals resettled and in the process of resettling in Oregon.