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 [...]
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.
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