The program was conducted under the Acharyaship of Pandit Tara Nidi Niroula who offered his services voluntarily for the wellbeing of the entire community, BWA Chairperson Durga Giri said.
Tilak Sashtri, a learned Acharya from Nepal graced the occasion and offered prabachan on Bhagawat Geeta and Vedas, while Bhutanese yogi Kamal Gurung preached the importance of Yoga.
Pancha Kanya and Mandhap Puja marked the opening ceremony, added Giri.
Including Nepalese and Indian communities, Bhutanese devotees of Hindu and Buddhist faith gathered from all over the United Kingdom to be a part of the event.
According to Giri, various cultural activities like sangini, balan and recitation of religious and literary poems, aimed at guiding future generation towards the protection and promotion of culture, were important highlights.
During the closing ceremony, the association honored senior citizens and intellectuals, and also distributed certificates of appreciation to all volunteers and community workers involved.
The community also welcomed newly arrived refugees from camps on the second day of the program.
The main theme of the Purana was to offer prayers for world peace and prosperity and a wish by the community members that no regime be ever allowed to create refugees anywhere in the world.
Picture courtesy : Bhutanese Welfare Association in the UK