OBCA’s 4th convention in Colorado

      Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America(OBCA) has organized fourth convention in colorado from 14th  to 16th of June. According to the President the organization Mr. D.J Khaling, the convention is organised to strengthen the organization and bring the genuine issues related to Bhutanese into discussion.The main agenda of the convention are; suicidal cases in Bhutanese community,   NRB, and the election of board members of OBCA.

Most of the members of OBCA executive board,  secretaries and executive members are expected to be in the convention. 

    Meanwhile, Bhutanese Community of Colorado(GBCC) and OBCA are collaboratively  going to observe  THE WORLD REFUGEE DAY  with cultural performances. A person or an organization is going to be honored by OBCA with $500 cash  for the social commitments and deeds. For the detail of the programme visit  https://braintimes.wordpress.com/information/.

     Bhutanese dancers will also perform at the event. These performances will showcase diverse cultural art that our community has gained through refugee resettlement.Millions of families have lost their homes to violence and war. World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the human right to secure a place that someone calls home.World Refugee Day honors the strength, courage, determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland.

Mr. Y.N Chaulagai’s “Sakchhi”

  • Mr. Y.N Chaulagai

    Mr.Y.N Chaulagai Originally from Bhutan who has been residing in Damak, Jhapa Nepal since he was evicted from the country of origin, has presented his feeling of strong hatred of tyranny . He could not forget his birth place “Bhutan” and remembers through his book named “Sakchhi”. The first few paragraphs of the book are here;                               “साछी” पुस्तक को परिचय

  •  “In what circumstances does a human being become a “Refugee”? What is the true meaning of the word “Refugee”? Under what dire conditions are people ready to leave, in a minutes notice and under duress, the house they were born in; the land their ancestors had spilled their sweats and blood in; their dear motherland; and all their earthly possessions? An investigative report to these very questions is the book “Sakchhi” (“Witness”).
  •  During 1989/90 (Nepali calendar 2047/48), an invisible political earthquake encapsulated Bhutan resulting in thousands of martyrs and hundreds of thousands of refugees. The powerful ruling class tried to eliminate its own population with torture and every other suppression techniques at its disposal. As a result of these political and social tornadoes, innocent Bhutanese citizens, fearing for their lives, sought shelter and security in nearby Nepal. Those very people are Bhutanese refugees.

     Atrocities committed on those refugees, during this period of turmoil, have been depicted in the book. “Sakchhi”, thus, is a story attempting to accurately portray the heinous crimes committed by the Bhutanese government and its henchmen on an innocent people.”

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BRAIN Conducts Cultural Orientation in Colorado

Bhutanese Refugee Association of Intellectual Nova(BRAIN) conducted three(3) hours long Nepali Cultural Orientation to the fifteen American Citizens on 3rd February, 2013.

The programme was fascinated by a typical Nepali cultural dance by school students.According to one of the attendee Mr. Brain Faulkner ,the most interesting part of the programm was the Nepali Food items which was never seen and tested before.

The programme was facilitated by the Chairperson of the organization Mr. Bashu  Khanal, who was resettled in colorado from Beldangi Camp in Nepal on 21st may 2012.

Most of them promised to work with Bhutanese Community in the days to come and help in the way possible as per their capabilities.

The attendees were from different professional backgrounds such as teachers , Engineers, Dentists and so on.

 

Bhutanese American Diaspora Celebrates Teej.

GROUP OF BHUTANESE WOMEN CELEBRATING TEEJ IN COLORADO

The three-day festival, commemorating the union of the Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, involves sumptuous feasts and rigid fasting. Hindu women pray for marital bliss, the well-being of their spouses and children, and the purification of their own bodies and souls during this period of religious fasting.  The Hindus marks this festival all over the world.

The Global Bhutanese Community of Colorado(GBCC) observed the Haritalika Teej today in Lowry Hospital Complex in an open ground amidst a grand cultural performan ces .
According to the organizer, the program was attended by more than 300 people.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Krishna Maya Chapagain an elderly lady, 103 years was honored by the Organization .The American spectators who were fascinated in red saries danced and enjoyed to the rhythm of teej songs played, which was another attraction of the programme.

One of the board members Ms Gaynu Koirala highlighted on the importance of the cultural and tradition aspect of teej celebration with a view to inform and keep the children and youths in contact with the culture.
Chairman of GBCC Mr. Hari Uprety also congratulated the programme Committee for their accomplishment of the programme so successfully and for being so systematic.
Meanwhile, other founder members and well-wishers were remembered and thanked for their tremendous contribution in bringing the organization to the present stage and sought help to attain the status of Charity based Organization.

First man on the moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82

0US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 82 on Saturday after suffering complications from heart surgery.President Barack Obama said Armstrong “delivered a moment of human achievement that will be never be forgotten” and called him “one of the greatest American heroes of all time”.

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronauttest pilotaerospace engineer, university professor andUnited States Naval Aviator. He was the first human to walk on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was a United States Navy officer and served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He graduated from Purdue University and completedgraduate studies at the University of Southern California.

A participant in the U.S. Air Force‘s Man In Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, becoming one of the first U.S. civilians in space. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecraft with pilot David Scott.

Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong andBuzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2½ hours exploring, while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin, the Congressional Space Medal of Honorby President Jimmy Carter in 1978, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.

On August 25, 2012, Armstrong died in Cincinnati, Ohio,[1] at the age of 82 due to complications from blocked coronary arteries.

हात् मिलयर क्रितिमान् कयम्

गिनिज बुक अफ वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्समा नाम लेखाउन प्रयासरत दुई शरणार्थीले ५१ घण्टासम्म हात मिलाउने कार्यक्रम सफलतापूर्वक सम्पन्न गरेका छन् ।
भूटानी शरणार्थी शिविर बेलडाँगी २ सेक्टर ए/१ छाप्रा नं. ६२ का डिकमान गुरुङ्ग र बेलडाँगी ३ सेक्टर इ/३ छाप्रा नं. २२ का निलहरी उप्रेतीले मंगलबारदेखि विहीबारसम्म लगातार निर्धारित लक्ष्य भन्दा १ घण्टा बढी ५१ घण्टा हात मिलाएका हुन् ।
 उनीहरुले हात मिलाएको निरीक्षण गर्न सशस्त्र प्रहरी निरीक्षक विजय हमाल, कुमारी गुरुङ्ग, शिविर सचिव डिवी सुव्वा, रोहित महत, विरेन क्षेत्री, तारा चुडाल लगायत दर्जन बढी निरीक्षक खटाइएको आयोजक समितिका मिडिया संयोजक रामचन्द्र बाँस्कोटाले जानकारी दिए । शिविर सचिव डिवी सुव्वाको प्रमुख आतिथ्य तथा भानु कडरियाको सभापतित्वमा विहीबार भएको कार्यक्रममा भूटानी अगुवा, सशस्त्र प्रहरी, स्थानीय समूदाय, संचारकर्मी लगायतले शुभकामना तथा बधाई ज्ञापन गरेका छन् ।
 विश्व रेकर्डका लागि आगामी काठमाण्डौमा हुने कार्यक्रममा ७२ घण्टा हात मिलाउनका लागि यो अभ्यास र सहयोग जुटाउन कार्यक्रम गरिएको आयोजक समितिले जानकारी दिएको छ ।