NAV BAAL CHAUTARI
NAV BAAL CHAUTARI is a major initiative of Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV), which commenced in 2013 and is now in its 5th year. Baal Chautari (which literally means a gathering place for children) is a children’s activity program to teach them Nepalese language, arts and culture to Australian-born Nepalese children. Baal Chautari started as a small program initiated by few parents to expose and teach Nepali language and dances to their kids in Preston (Victoria). Soon after its launch, NAV received overwhelming support and response from parents and the community to expand it further to other suburbs. NAV is continuously finding resources to meet its demand.
Baal Chautari program which runs every Saturday current has over 75 kids participating in various cultural activities. Performances from Baal Chautari Kids are very sought after in Nepalese community events. Baal Chautari runs at the Darebin Intercultural Centre every week from 10 am to 12 pm.
Current Baal Chautari Team:
Program Coordinator: Mr Pitambar Koirala
Committee Members: Mr Kiran Gurung, Pramod Khatiwada, Suresh Maharjan, Fom Magar, Bharat Rana, Surendra Sedhai.