Resettled Bhutanese residing in Manchester, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Hartford in Connecticut organized a joint cultural program today.
According to Bhuwan Gautam, the program was organized at the Rebbica Johnson School in Springfield in Massachusetts by Bhutanese youths residing in Western Massachusetts in the initiation of Ago Raj Gurung.
“The program was aimed at promoting our culture and tradition,” said Gautam, who further informed BNS over telephone that the program was managed with the funds collected by Bhutanese youths, who had played ‘deusi-bhailo’ during Tihar festival some months back.
Gautam further informed that the young artists from all three States rocked the floor with various shows including folk dance, solo song, among others, which in particular depicted their cultural values. It is reported that some poem recitation shows were other attraction of the program.
The First Generation, a centre that teaches art and theater skills in the Springfield helped the organizer to manage the program hall. Julie Litchberg, Program Coordinator of the Generation also participated during the program.
According to the organizer of the program, around 200 Bhutanese showed up their participation during the program.