Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America(OBCA)Holds 3rd National Convention

June 15-17, 2012, Phoenix, AZ

Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America(OBCA) , organised three days long convention in Phoenix, AZ  from June 15 to 17, 2012 in which around 250 Bhutanese gathered from 26 States
of the US. The convention was chaired by Dasho Thinley Penjore from Missouri. The Program Coordinator Mr. Manorath Khanal welcomed the invitees. After the short speech by the Chairman of the organization Mr. DJ Khaling, the organizational report was presented by the Secretary Mr. Hari Upreti.
State representatives updated the States ongoing program funded by State/Federal/ORR. Meanwhile,Sher Mizar, the Coordinator of Global Bhutanese Community of Colorado(GBCC)
represented Colorado State and updated the projected program of BGCC,like Apartment-based ESL, Citizenship Class, Soccer Tournament. Group session of various departments like Music, Media, Literature, Sports,
Community Development and so on.

In the program, TB Chhetri was awarded an Honorary Certificate and $500 for his
devoted effort on Punya Foundation. The main attraction of the program were different film documentary by different personalities.

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