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OBCA convention concludes, Bangaley elected as Chairman

The fourth convention of Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA) concluded on June 16 following discussion on the formation of Non-Resident Bhutanese (NRB)...

OBCA nat’l convention ends, PF honored

The three day third national convention of the Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA) organized with a theme 'Together we'll build a better community'...

ABA 5th convention to kick off from July 4

The fifth national convention of the Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) will be held from July 4-7 in Phoenix, Arizona. File photo : Artists...

ABA concludes annual convention

Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) concluded its fourth annual convention amidst special function in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Sunday. The strategic planning session, which concluded in...

Closing down Goldhap camp

In the first part you can listen to Bhutan Coverage by Ichha Poudel from Australia followed by a conversation with Goldhap Camp Secretary Chiranjibi...

ABA, OBCA heads stress unity

President of the Association of Bhutanese in American (ABA) and Chairman of Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA) have jointly expressed their commitment for unification of these two organizations. Speaking on a special radio interview with TP Mishra of Bhutan News Service, Dr. Purna Chhetri of ABA and Yam Kharel of OBCA expressed their hopes [...]

National level orgs slate convention dates

The Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) and the Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA) slated different dates and locations for their national...

ABA-OBCA unification is a must: Kharel

Several members from both the organization [OBCA and ABA] including myself are of the opinion that unification is a must. OBCA-ABA had a couple of rounds of dialogue. There has been a noticeable gap since the last dialogue for some reason. I can’t say what exactly is in the way of unification, but I guess it is the name. I know it might be less likely for one organization (any) to merge into the other but we really need to work to an avenue where we still can preserve the history and identity of our organization even after the unification. We have been hearing the echoes of people for unification, and if we don’t unify, we are ignoring the public voices. ABA-OBCA unification definitely leads the Bhutanese in America to a world of advantages. In short, let me repeat, ABA-OBCA unification is a must and demand of the time.

BNS activities: looking back and forth

Following the offer of third country resettlement program, even BNS team members had to agree to a dispersed living across the world, within the parameters set by resettling countries. It is perhaps, what we like to call, a ‘choice from a choice-less choice’. As you all do, we are also struggling for both personal and family’s existence in the new setting. Nonetheless, we are truly committed towards devoting our time to safeguarding your right to information through the steady existence of BNS. Of late, we started to fear that we might have to lose emerging writers due to our inability to remunerate their efforts.
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