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Press release: NAV Election 2018 and NAV Awards 2018

08 Feb 18
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8 February 2018

A meeting of NAV Executive Committee held on 3 February 2018 has decided to announce NAV Election 2018 on 2 June 2018 (Saturday).  Similarly Biannual NAV Award 2018 will be held on 7 July 2018 (Saturday).

Election will occur for the positions of president, two vice president (at least one woman vice president), treasurer and five executive members. Secretary and two executive committee members will be nominated following the elections by the new committee.

Established in 1997, NAV holds election of it’s execituve committee every two years. While NAV membership is open round the year, we urge community members to please register your details for a new membership or renew your membership online on

Cut off date for new/renew membership for the purpose of election is 2 May 2018.

Please note that general membership for two years is $20 per person. Student membership for two years is $10 only.

Further details of the election and NAV Awards 2018 will be published soon.

13th NAV Cup Cricket Final on 18 February 2018

08 Feb 18
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8 February 2018

13th NAV Cup Cricket, this year as EEVS NAV Cricket Tournament 2018 will conclude on 18 February 2018 (Sunday) in Preston. The final will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Prize distribution will occur at 1 pm.

NAV Dashain Shuvakamana Sanjh 2017

07 Oct 17
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7 October 2017

Tonight NAV organized Dashain Festival. NAV thanks all the participants.

All together 250 participants attended the program (full hall capacity). The program started with lighting of diyo in front Durga Maataa photo by panchakanya, NAV President Dr Anupam Pokharel, Hon Consulate General Chandra Yonzon, NRNA SCC Secretary Mr Gautam Laamichhane and Past Chairperson of VMC Mr Chin Tan . While Dashain festival is officially over, NAV attempted to bring a diverse group of people of their origins in Nepal and Nepalese students studying in Victoria, Australia. This program was also attended by two members of Victoria Police and Mr Praveen Kumar, represenging Mr Peter Khalil, MP for Wills.

Community Leaders from the following community organizations attended the program

  1. NRNA Victoria SCC
  2. NRNA Australia NCC
  3. Geelong Nepalese Association
  4. Craigieburn Nepalese Community
  5. Nepalese Organization of Windham
  6. Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre
  7. Tamang Society of Victoria
  8. Kirat Samaj Victoria
  9. Tamu Samaj Victoria
  10. Magar Samaj Victoria
  11. GNCV
  12. Madheshi Samaj Victoria
  13. Didi Bahini Samaj
  14. Himalayan Nepalese Samaj
  15. Yeti Football Club
  16. United Football Club
  17.  Gorkhali Cricket Club

Students from the following Universities attended the program.

Australian Catholic University
Belmont High school
Cambridge College
Central Queensland University
Charles Sturt University
Deakin university
Deakin University, Waterfront Campus Geelong
Holmes institute
Institute of health and nursing Australia
La Trobe University
Melbourne institute of technology (MIT)
Monash University
Southern Cross University
Swinburne University
The University of Melbourne
University of Sunshine Coast
Victoria University

NAV thanks a lot to all the group and solo performers from Geelong Nepalese Association, Magar Samaj, Didi Bahini Samaj, Craigiebuen Nepalese Community, Himalayan Nepalese Society and Nepalese Association of Victoria. NAV also thanks Mr South Asia Australia and Mrs South Asia Australia for their presence in the program.

NAV thanks Mr Bam Gurung form providing the venue and discounted food, which was partially covered by generous sponsorship from Everest View Travels, Grace Education Consultancy, Fusion Engineering, Lotus Accounting and Buyers Choice.  We also thank all the community members who helped us to get some profit in Teej which was utilized in today’s program for the purpose of interaction and community harmony.

Dhawa Lama was the program manager and Ms Divya Sangami was the MC.

Photo courtesy, Mr Chandra Yonzon, Mr SK Paudyal and Mr Prem Kandel

NAV Bal Diwas 2017

11 Sep 17
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11 September 2017

NAV organized Bal Diwas 2017 on 11 September 2017 at Coburg Town Hall.

Nepalese Association of Victoria sincerely thanks each and every participants of NAV Bal Diwas 2017. We thank all the children who took part in various cultural performances. We also thank all the parents and teachers of five Nepali language weekend schools in Melbourne. We are indebted to Moreland City Council for all the supports we received and special thanks Mayor Cr Helen Davidson for your presence and support. Today we were also supported by Dr Mahesh Bhandari, President Elect, Tarneit Labour Party Branch, Mr Praveen Kumar, represenging Mr Peter Khalil, MP for Wills. We also are blessed to have fantastic NAV advisors, who played key role in today’s program.

A big thanks to NRNA for excellent support. We also cant understate contribution of all the involved community organizations in Victoria.

We were also thrilled to get a chance to felicitate youths from our community who had passed VCE within last one year.

Thank you Gautam Lamichhane for snacks and tea support, which you have done every year for free for the past few years. We also thank Buyers Choice for supporting printing of momento for VCE pass youths. Thank Kathmandu Cottage for supplying Momo on a very short notice.

The five Nepali language weekend schools who took part in today’s program were –
1. NAV Balchautari Preston
2. NAV Balchautari West Tarneit
3. Craigieburn Nepalese Society Language School
4. Himalayan Nepalese Society, Glenroy
5. Hamro Nepali Pathshala, Vernont South


NAV honoured 12 students from the Nepalese community who completed VCE within past one year.

All the above schools performed 3 acts each making the program rich of cultural flavor.

Posted by Nepalese Association of Victoria on Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Cr Helen Davidson, Mayor Moreland Council, Tara Gaire, NAV Vice President, Ranjan Vaidya, NAV Past President

Some other photographs are:

Mr Gautam Lamichhane, NAV executive committee member from the previous term and current NRNA Vic SCC Secretary continues free of charge food contribution in NAV Bal Diwas.

NAV President Speech on Bal Diwas.


Sarangi Vela

02 Sep 17
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2 September 2017

NAV in association with NAV Bal Chautari, Sarangi Project and Solangture organized NAV Sarangi Vela on 2 September 2017. Mr Kiran Nepali demonstrated operating Sarangi in front of kids and parents of Bal Chautari.

Shweta Bohora from NAV was the event manager,  where as Raju Shakya from Solangture and Kiran Gurung from NAV Bal Chautari assisted to run the program.

NAV thanks Kiran Nepali as well as NAV Bal Chautari Coordinator Pitambar Koirala and Surendra Sedhain  giving this opportunity to our children to have first have experience of Sarangi.

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Please see a few photographs.

NAV Teej Mela 2017

19 Aug 17
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19 August 2017

NAV organized Teej Festival with a bang, in the presence of Sunita Dulal on 19 August 2017 at the Thornbury Theater.

The program was for women only and was attended by in excess of 600 women from Nepalese background.

NAV provided free entry to senior women.

In addition to DJ and melodious songs by Sunita Dulal, hourse of Brinda organized fashion parade.

NAV partnered with International Women’s Development Agency to promote women empowerment in this event.

Master of Ceremony was NAV executive member Bhawani Paudel. Mr Norgen Norboo Moktan, Secretary,  was the event manager,

Some photos are as follows. For more photos, please check on our facebook page.

Posted by Nepalese Association of Victoria on Monday, 21 August 2017


Sunita Dulal performs.

Preparation underway by House of Brinda.

Organizing team with Sunita Dulal. Event manager, Norgen Norboo Moktan, NAV Secretary second from right.

Some beautiful faces with Sunita Dulal.

Master of Ceremony Bhawani Paudyal, Executive Committee Member, NAV


NAV Organizes Multicultural Tournament and Nepali New Year

17 Apr 17
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16 April 2017

Report for First Day Opening ceremony at 9:30 am with the presence of :

Darebin Council, Mayor: Kim Le Cerf ,

Victorian Multicultural Commission: Commissioner: Dr Mimie Watts

Darebin Councilor: Cr Lina Messina

NAV President; Dr Anupam Pokharel

Founder President of NAV: Dr Raju Adhikari 

Past president and advisor of NAV: Bom yonjan

Cricket Victoria representative: Hussen Hanif

Cricket Australia, A sports for all: Wayne Scheltz 

NRNA NCC secretary Tonnu Ghotane

The program was well attended by Community, leaders, seniors and members of Nepalese community.

Players and supporters from different community and clubs

1st Match: Nepalese Team A vs Shakti Lions Shakti lions won by 1 run Shakti lions bat first and made 118 /9 in 20 overs Nepalese team/ all out for 117 Runs in 19.5 over’s

Second Match: Nepalese team B Vs Bhutanese cricket team Nepalese team B won by 6 wickets. Bhutanese team made 98 runs in 20 over’s, lost of 9 wickets Nepalese team B made 100 runs in 13 over’s with lost of 4 wickets.

NAV Multicultural Cricket Tournament 2017 Report for Final Day

First Semifinal: NAV Team A Vs Northern Lions Northern Lions Won By 9 Wickets. NAV Team A bated first and made 134 Runs in 20 over’s In Reply, Northern Lions Made 135 Runs in 15 over’s lost of 1 wicket.

Second Semifinal: NAV Team B Vs Shakti Lions Shakti Lions Won 78 By runs. Shakti Lions bated first and made 146 Runs in 20 over’s In Reply, NAV Team B Made 68 Runs in 18.3 over’s lost of 10 wickets

Girls Cricket Activities: There was a successful training program for Nepalese girl’s cricket players. The session run for 3 hours and it was coordinated by Former Australian Women Cricket Captain Jodie Fields and cricket development officer from Cricket Victoria Sam Norman.


Final Northern Lions Vs Shakti Lions Northern Lions Won By 7 Wickets. Shakti Lions won the Toss and elected to bat first, made 114 Runs in 20 over’s lost of 8 wickets In reply, Northern Lions made 115 in 17 over’s, lost of 3 wickets

Best Bowlers: Ranjan Kandel, NAV Team B

Best Batsman: Saman from Northern Lions

Man of the match final: Ravinda Karunaratne from Northern Lions

Player of the series: Jatinder Singh from Shakti Lions

Presentation Ceremony at 4 Pm with the presence of: 

Former Australian Women Cricket Captain: Jodie Fields

Victorian multicultural commissioner Dr Sundram Sivamalai

Darebin Councilor: Cr Lina Messina

Darebin Ethnic Community Council: Surren Suryanarayan

Past President of NAV and Advisor Ranjan Vaidhya

Past president and advisor of NAV: Bom Yonjan

Cricket Victoria representative: Hussen Hanif 

Cricket Victoria representative: Rohil Akhtar 

Senior Citizen Society: Harka Rai,

Community, leaders, Media persons, seniors and members of Nepalese community • Players and supporters from different community and clubs NAV Thanks Cricket Victoria, Multicultural commission, all the participants clubs and players, media, The Himalayan club, community leaders and all the supporters to make successful tournament.

The final day also included Nepali New Year Celebration with Nepalese Senior Citizen Society.


6th Victorian Badminton Tournament Completed

03 Apr 17
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2 April 2017

Press Release

The Sixth Victorian Badminton Tournament was held on 2 April 2017 at Vermont South, Melbourne. This tournament was attended by interstate players from Sydney as well as more than 80 players from Victoria, spanning from Gippsland to Ballarat.

The tournament was organized jointly by Eastern Warriors Sports Club and Nepalese Association of Victoria. NAV thanks Eastern Warrior Sports Club for yet another successful partnership.  This program was also supported by Badminton Victoria. NAV thanks Eastern Warrior Coordinator Jog Limbu, Event Coordinator Madhu Sudan Pokhrel, and Eastern Warrior Program Coordinator Bhaskar Amatya for their excellent execution of the program. Mr Craig Haydock, State Director, Badminton Victoria attended the day for prize distribution.

List of winners will be published shortly. Few photographs are posted here. More photographs will be added as they become available.

Men’s Open Singles

  1. Winner: Nischal Khatri (Sydney)
  2. First Runner Up: Jagat Limbu
  3. Second Runner Up: Rewant Basnet

Women’s Single

  1. Winner: Aesha Gurung
  2. First Runner Up: Aarya Pokharel
  3. Second Runner Up: Ayesha Pokharel

Men’s Double

  1. Winner: Jiwan Gurung/Gum Gurung
  2. First Runner Up: Satya Shah/Raju Ghimire
  3. Second Runner Up: Subha Pokhrel and Bigyan Kandel

Women’s Double

  1. Winner: Maya Gurung/ Asmi Gurung
  2. First Runner Up: Sarita Thapa/ Kusmi Gurung
  3. Second Runner Up: Mamata KC/ Lila Bhandari

Mixed Double

  1. Winner: Rewant Basnet and Aesha Gurung
  2. First Runner Up: Nischal Khatri and Aarya Pokhrel
  3. Second Runner Up: Satya Shah/Ayesha Pokhrel

Veteran Men’s Single

  1. Winner: Sanjay Shrestha (Sydney)
  2. First Runner Up: Pratap Shrestha (Sydney)
  3. Second Runner Up: Gum Gurung

Veteran Men’s Double

  1. Winner: Sitaram Joshi and Sanjay Shrestha
  2. First Runner Up: Bal Krishna Subedi and Bishnu Hamal
  3. Second Runner Up: Madhu Pokhrel and Pratap Shrestha

Kid’s under 15 Single

  1. Winner:  Anuska Pokharel
  2. First Runner Up: Sanskar Pokharel
  3. Second Runner Up: Insa Adhikari

Kid’s under 10 Single

  1. Winner: Aaryan Pokharel
  2. First Runner Up: Siddharth Subedi
  3. Second Runner Up: Nirvani Subedi

For any question and queries please contact Madhu Sudan Pokhrel, Event Coordinator, Badminton (email: or mobile: 0422220512).

Some of the winners and volunteers.



Winners of Veteran Double with Mr Jog Limbu.

Under 15 years winner and runner ups.

Under 15 and Under 10 winners with Kids’ coordinator Pradip Pradhan.





Mens Open Single winner Nischal Khatri 3rd from left, First Runner Up Jeet Limbu 4th from right, and Second Runner Up Rewant Basnet 1st from Left, with Referee and other match officials.

Mixed double winners Rewant Basnet and Eishu Gurung (second and third from left) and first runner up Nischal Khatri and Aarya Pokhrel (third and fourth from right) with referee and linesmen.

From Left, Madhu Sudan Pokhrel (Event Coordinator), Nischal Khatri (Mens Single Winner), Craig Haydock (State Director, Badminton Victoria), Sanjay Shrestha (Winner Veteran Single and double), Bishnu Hamal (President Nepalese Recreational Club, Sydney) and Rewant Basnet (Winner Mixed Doubles).



6th Victorian Badminton Tournament

16 Mar 17
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16 March 2017


The Sixth Victorian Badminton Tournament, a yearly program of NAV in association with Eastern Warrior is being organized on 2 April 2017.

The detail of the tournament is as follows:


Tournament Day:

Sunday, 2nd of April 2017


Time table:

Registration:      8.30 -9:15 am

Game starts:      9:30am (sharp)

Game Finishes: 6.00 pm

Award Distribution Ceremony:  6.00 pm- 7.00 pm



Vermont South Sport Link (Ph: 03 9847 7111)

 2 Hanover Rd, Vermont South

 Mel Way Ref 62G7.


Registration closing Date:

Friday 23th March 2017

Please refer below for the co-ordinator’s contact details for Registration.


Registration entry fee:

$15 per individual (Participating 1 category only)

$25 per Individual (Participating 2 categories)

 $10 for Student (Participating 1 category only)

$15 for Student (Participating 2 categories)

Under 15 Kids- Free


  Match Categories

1.         U15 Girls


2.         U15 Boys


3.         Men’s Single: Open Category Men (16 years- 40 Years)


4.         Men’s Single: Over 40 Years


5.         Women’s Single


6.         Men’s Doubles Open Category (16- 40 Years)


7.         Men’s Doubles: Over 40 Years


8.         Women’s Doubles


9.         Mixed Doubles



 Match Arrangement/ Rules:

Max Number Category per participant:

2 (Two)

An individual (a player) can participate up to Two Categories (maximum).


Round Robin:

Initial match will be organised on round robin basis (One game, 21 Points based Round Robin match- In the event of draw at 20 points, match will be conducted as per the International Badminton Rules).


Knock-out round:

Knock-out rounds will commence from Quarter Finals (As per the international Badminton Rules).



Please Note:

Any player is allowed to choose Higher Competitive Category/s (Higher Level), but not allowed to compete at lower level (e.g. under 15 players can play to open category. Similarly, Over 40 players can play to open category. However other way around is not permitted).


Please contact or send an email to the following people for the registration by Thursday, 23th of March 2017.


Coordination committee:

Overall Event:

Madhu Pokhrel:                               0422 205 512 (


Eastern Warrior’s Co-ordinator

Bhasker Amatya:              0402 486 9712 (


NAV Co-ordinator:

Anup Rana:                         0406 144 132 (


Suburbs/ Interstate Co-ordinators:

Suburbs Co-ordinator/s Phone Number Email Address
Northern Suburbs Bhola Giri 0411 771 285
  Jiwan Gurung 0418 427 272
North Western Suburbs Sunil Bhandari 0439 454 850
Western Suburbs Bhanu Limbu 0439 711 593
Eastern Suburbs Bigyan Kandel 0422 017 494
  Aarya Pokhrel
South-East Suburbs Bhasker Amatya 0402 486 971
Central Suburbs Rewant Basnet 0451 525 956
Traralgon Gum Gurung 0434 274 324
Ballarat Netra Khanal


0415 606 650
Interstate Bishnu Hamal 0412 550 725
  Jabin Shrestha 0422 389 215


Event Day Activities Management committee:


What you need to do:

ü  Register your name with your area co-ordinator by 23rd of March

ü  Come on the event day Registration on time

ü  Bring your own badminton racket/s or you can hire at the venue.

ü  Enjoy the day



Nepali Restaurant Food stall will be provided for the lunch and soft drink. There is also a food court at the nearby shopping centre.


Drinking Fountains and Vending machines are located within the venue


Other Facilities:

ü  Venue has multiple showers, change rooms and rest rooms facilities

ü  Netball courts

ü  Cricket Nets/Grounds

ü  Kids Play Ground

ü  Football ground

ü  Free Parking Facilites


Public Transportation:

ü  Tram: Route 75 Etihad Stadium Docklands (City) – Vermont South (Last Stop)

ü  Bus: Bus Route varying on your Area.

eg. 736 Mitcham – Blackburn (via Vermont South, Glen Waverley, Forest Hill)

742- Eastland – Chadstone (via Vermont South, Glen Waverley)


Look forward you to see you there.

Final 6th Victorian Badminton Tournament FLYER


EEVS NAV Cricket Tournament Concludes

13 Mar 17
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12 March 2017

The 12th Edition of Nepalese Association of Victoria, this year as EEVS and NAV Cricket Tournament concluded today.

The winner of the tournament was Himalayan Hurricanes (The Himalayan Clubs), whereas the runner ups were Gorkhali Lions (Gorkhali Cricket Team). The third place was take by Sagarmatha Renegades after they won against Narre Kings.

Himalayan Huricanes won the match by 70 Runs. Himalayan Huricanes made 210 in 20 overs whereas Gorkhali Lions made only 140 runs. Captain Sunam Gautam from Himalayan Hurricanes scored 104 runs and claimed Best batsman, Man of the match in final and player of the series. The following were the best players in respective fields.  Best bowler: Ashish Dahal (Himalayan Hurricanes) and Kishor Kandel (Narre Kings), Best wicket keeper Susan Gurung(Sagarmatha Renegades) and Best fielder Sudarsahn Rijal (Himalayan Huricanes).  Fair Play Team award went to Sagarmatha Stars.

Two women’s cricket teams from Nepalese Community in Melbourne also played against each other. The team led by Yamuna Gaire was the winner, where as the team led by Anita Sapkota was the runner up. Angila Chapagain was player of the match.

Earlier on the day, two kids cricket teams, being trained under Milo2Cricket also have a match against each other.

The day also saw a friendly match between NAV Executive Committee and Melbourne Nepalese Corporate Team. Sunod shrestha was player of the match.

Considering above, we believe that NAV’s has progressed further in contributing to physical fitness of all the community members through sports.

NAV once again thanks all the sponsors and supporters as well as media partners. NAV also thanks all the cricket clubs for their participation.

Dr Anupam Pokharel NAV President, Tara Gaire, NAV Vice President, Bharat Tiwari, Anup Rana and Santosh Bastakoti (NAV Ex com) coordinated the prize ceremony. The program was conducted in the presence of Consulate General Chandra Yonjan,  Expert Education and Visa Services Chairman Saroj Sharma, Darebin Council Deputy Mayor Cr Gaetano Greco, Darebin Ethnic Communities Council Chair Sureyan , NAV Immediate Past President Sudhir Shakya, NAV Advisors Jog Limbu and other community leaders and supporters.

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Few photographs are posted below.

The Winning Team. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne


Once of the members of Women’s cricket team receiving a medal. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne


First Runner Up Gorkhali Lions. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne


Winner Corporate Team against NAV Excom Team. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne

Winning Trophy to Himalayan Hurricanes Captain Sunam Gautam being jointly awarded by Saroj Sharma and Basanta Pokharel (EEVS) and NAV Committee Members Tara Gaire (VP), Bharat Tiwari and Santosh Bastakoti. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne.

Player of the tournament Prize to Sunam Gautam. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne

NAV Vice President and Sports Head. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne

Bhatat Tiwari and Santosh Bastakoti, NAV Sport Backbones Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne

Darebin Council Deputy Mayor awarding Runner up certificate to Prayash Subedi, Gorkhali Lions. Courtesy The Nepali Times Melbourne

With Past President Sudhir Shakya and DECC President. Courtesy MNTV.

Mr Jog Limbu awarding Best Batsman a cricket bat. Courtesy MNTV.







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