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.

ATMC
Australian Catholic University
Belmont High school
Cambridge College
Central Queensland University
Charles Sturt University
Deakin university
Deakin University, Waterfront Campus Geelong
Holmes institute
Holmesglen
Institute of health and nursing Australia
La Trobe University
Melbourne institute of technology (MIT)
Monash University
RGIT
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