Washington Bhutanese observe Bhanu Jayanti

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Washington Bhutanese observes Bhanu Jayanti
Bhutanese in Washington State celebrated 196th anniversary of Aadi Kavi Bhanubhakta Acharya at the Rainier Beach Public Library hall amidst a gathering of over 50 Bhutanese from all over Washington.
Newly established Bhutanese Community Resource Center, Rainier chapter organized the program. The program formally started at the chairmanship of Ran Bahadur Dhital followed by the welcome speech by Tanka Dhital. The panel of judges for the poem recitation competition (Kavita bachan) included Tulsi Dabadi, Chuda Dahal.
Ten poems were registered for the competition.  Padam Rizal won the best prize for his poem “Mero Nepali Bhasa” (my Nepali language) from the senior group and Lok Subedi won the best prize for his poem “Rastriyata” (Nationality) and “Gantabya” (destination) from the junior. Winners were awarded with the prize by the Chairman.
Meanwhile, ten more poems were recited that were excluded from the competition on writers own discretion.
Tulsi Dabadi spoke about the life of Bhanubhakta, about the lessons kavi learnt from the Ghassi and the relevance of remembering him in context of growing Bhutanese community all over the globe. A group of seniors including Leela Adhikari, Haribhakta Khatiwada and Teknath Subedi recited few stanzas of Bhanubhaktiya Ramayan.
The program, which lasted for nearly couple of house, was anchored by Khem Rizal.
Bhutanese in Washington State celebrated 196th anniversary of Aadi Kavi Bhanubhakta Acharya at the Rainier Beach Public Library hall amidst a gathering of over 50 Bhutanese from all over the State.
Participants of the program.
Participants of the program.

Newly established Bhutanese Community Resource Center, Rainier chapter organized the program. The program formally started at the chairmanship of Ran Bahadur Dhital followed by the welcome speech by Tanka Dhital. The panel of judges for the poem recitation competition (Kavita bachan) included Tulsi Dabadi, Chuda Dahal, Hari Niraula.

Ten poems were registered for the competition.  Padam Rizal won the best prize for his poem “Mero Nepali Bhasa” (my Nepali language) from the senior group and Lok Subedi won the best prize for his poem “Rastriyata” (Nationality) and “Gantabya” (destination) from the junior. Winners were awarded with the prize by the Chairman.
Meanwhile, ten more poems were recited that were excluded from the competition on writers own discretion.

Tulsi Dabadi spoke about the life of Bhanubhakta, about the lessons kavi learnt from the Ghassi and the relevance of remembering him in context of growing Bhutanese community all over the globe.

A group of seniors including Leela Adhikari, Haribhakta Khatiwada and Teknath Subedi recited few stanzas of Bhanubhaktiya Ramayan. The program, which lasted for nearly couple of hours, was anchored by Khem Rizal.

Reported by Yug Dabadi for BNS

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  1. Dear Bhutanese in Washington,
    The way you show with your dedication is always a source of inspiration and motivation to the rest of Bhutanese who are residing in any corner of the world. Wonderful job !
    Bhagirath Khatiwada
    Concord, NH, USA