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
- NRNA Victoria SCC
- NRNA Australia NCC
- Geelong Nepalese Association
- Craigieburn Nepalese Community
- Nepalese Organization of Windham
- Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre
- Tamang Society of Victoria
- Kirat Samaj Victoria
- Tamu Samaj Victoria
- Magar Samaj Victoria
- Madheshi Samaj Victoria
- Didi Bahini Samaj
- Himalayan Nepalese Samaj
- Yeti Football Club
- United Football Club
- Gorkhali Cricket Club
Students from the following Universities attended the program.
Australian Catholic University
Belmont High school
Central Queensland University
Charles Sturt University
Deakin University, Waterfront Campus Geelong
Institute of health and nursing Australia
La Trobe University
Melbourne institute of technology (MIT)
Southern Cross University
The University of Melbourne
University of Sunshine Coast
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