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Nepali New Year 2067 BS

April 17, 2010. Association of Nepalese in Québec (ANQ) organized welcome party to celebrate Nepali new year 2067 BS. ANQ members and non-members from Montreal and other cities around were present to participate an evening together. People started coming to the location of Bharat Bhavan, 4225 Notre Dame West, Metro Place St. Henri, Montreal around 6 pm.

Miss Amita Rasaili and Mr. Krishna Nepali (used to live in Montreal and moved to Ottawa in 2000) were at the door to welcome all. The setup of chairs was different from the past events, so people felt a change beginning their entrance. To animate the evening, a new face appeared in the stage, ANQ Executive Member Mr. Gyanendra Pokharel. He began the program with Nepali national anthem and Canadian national anthem, with all children who were present there.

With initial speeches from members of ANQ Executive body Mr. Prakash Mungrati, Mr. Pabitra Upadhya, Dr. Hemant K. Paudel and Mr. Mugadhan Rajbhandari, a cultural program started. It had songs, dances, and poems. Mr. Shyam Tamang was busy operating sound system and preparing for his own dance and a group dance. Mr. Hemanta Dahal, made everybody play a computer-assisted bingo and three participants got a chance to win little prizes. For the first time, many participants showed their talents appearing on the stage. Mrs. Samira Khatiwada, Mr. Yubaraj Bhandari, Mr. Udaya Sthapit, Mr. Dinesh Majhi, Mr. Siddartha Rajbhandari and Mr. Nabin Gautam are a few names to mention.

Volunteers started to arrange for this evening since 10 am. The hall decoration and seat arrangemens were done by Prakash Mungrati, Kishor Shrestha, Gyanendra Pokharel, Anuj Khanal, Mugadhan Rajbhandari, Pabitra Upadhya, Dinesh Majhi, Laldev Mandal, Shyam Tamang, Udaya Sthapit and Siddhartha Rajbhandari. Non-veg food was served by Star India Restaurant and veg food was from Pushap Sweets.

With full support of all volunteers and participants, the event was successfully concluded at midnight. [View Photos]

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