Bhutanese in Adelaide celebrate 4th year of resettlement
By Indra Adhikari in Adelaide
Bhutanese refugees in Adelaide, Australia, have marked the 4th year of their resettlement.
The event showcased Kirati Sakela as its special feature besides Nepali dances, solo songs and poem recitation. According to the organisers, the aim to feature cultures of Nepali ethnic communities during the annual day was to encourage these communities to preserve their culture and tradition.
The function also included presentation by a Bhutanese-Nepali Ethnic School. The Bhutanese community in Adelaide has started a school to teach children learn Nepali language.
‘Chatpatey’, a typical spicy snack, sold by Bhutanese soccer teams, as part of their fundraising activities, attracted the audience. Two soccer teams are taking part in Inter-state football tournament in Cairns due to be held this July.
A lottery organised by Yuba Sansar, a radio programme run by Bhutanese youth, was another attraction of the function held at a public park.
Over 500 participants, both Bhutanese and local residents, attended the four-hour event. nepalnews.com