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Chandra Yonzon Attends Chhath Puja Celebrations

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended Chhath Puja at Edwardes Lake, Reservoir on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. In his address, Consul General Yonzon applauded devotees and those who fasted for up to 36 hours. He expressed thanks to Madheshi Community in Victoria for organising Chhath Puja celebrations each year, and for the wonderful event held on Tuesday.

Chhath Puja celebrations are predominately held in southern parts of Nepal but festivities are held in many other parts of the world. Rituals are observed over four days, which include fasting, with the third day being the main festival day.

Hon. Consul General Yonzon was presented with a certificate of appreciation for the consulate’s ongoing support for the community...

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Chandra Yonzon attends Magar Samaj barbecue

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, was pleased to attend a Magar Samaj celebratory barbecue with community members on the auspicious occasion of Dashain Bhetghat 2075 BS (2018 AD) at Coburg Lake on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

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Chandra Yonzon Attends Melbourne Dabali Special Edition

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon and Mrs Laxmi Yonzon, were delighted to attend Melbourne Dabali Special Edition with guest performer Hari Bamsha Acharya (Nepalese actor, comedian, singer, writer and social activist), organised by Solangture, at Thornbury Theatre on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

During the program, Consul General Yonzon presented Hari Bamsha Acharya with a traditional ‘khada’ shawl. The special event was a wonderful success with many in attendance to see the performances. Consul General thanked Hari Bamsha Acharya for his performance as well as Solangture for putting on such a wonderful event. The evening was enjoyed by all. 

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Chandra Yonzon Attends Book Launch

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon was honoured to attend the book release of ‘Khoji Thulung Dhumkhumi Rai’s Ancient’ Lyrical poems by the author, Jay Bahadur Shrestha, on Sunday 28 October 2018. The biography tells the story of the life of Harka Rai, his forefathers, childhood memories and time served in the Gurkhas army.

Addressing dignitaries and attendees at the release, Consul General Yonzon congratulated duo Mr Rai and Mr Shrestha and encouraged all to read the biography to learn more about the fascinating life of community member, Mr Rai. The event, held in Coburg, celebrated the experiences of Nepalese nationals and their shared memory. Consul General Yonzon and the Nepal consulate staff wish Jay Bahadur Shrestha all the best with his future endeavors...

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Chandra Yonzon Attends BMW Cup 2018 Final

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria was pleased to present the Cricket BMW Cup 2018 on Sunday, 28th October 2018. The grand final match between Sagarmatha Cricket Club and the Royal Rhinos Cricket Club was held at Debney’s Park in Flemington where Sagarmatha CC was declared the victor.

“Studying, working and living abroad away from home and loved ones can take their toll on one’s health and wellbeing. To combat this, I encourage all youth to engage in sports to not only stay energetic and active but to also meet friends and be involved in the community. For sure, playing sports is a generally a fantastic way to improve your fitness and health.” Consul General Yonzon said at the event...

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Chandra Yonzon Meets with Team Nepal Cricketers

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, attended an interaction session with Team Nepal on Thursday, 25 October 2018 and proudly met Nepalese cricket players representing Nepal (Nepalese Community) in this year’s Melbourne Renegades Champions League 2018.

At the interaction session, Consul General Yonzon congratulated all players and requested that community members rally behind and attend the match to support those representing Nepal and the community. Consul General Yonzon said that he is delighted to see that sports are gaining popularity in the community and that young stars are coming to the stage to showcase their skills with enthusiasm. He expressed his thanks to the team’s manager, Prayash Subedi, as well as the entire team for the wonderful session.

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Chandra Yonzon Hosts Daishan Celebrations at RGIT

Daishan, one of Nepal’s most auspicious and celebrated festivals, was celebrated at the Nepal consulate office on Monday, 22 October 2018. Facilitated by Nepal consulate office staff, Dashain 2075 BS (2018 AD) celebrations saw in attendance consulate office staff, as well as Nepalese students studying at Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology (RGIT) Australia’s Melbourne Campus.

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, said that Daishan celebrations at the consulate provided a wonderful opportunity for RGIT Australia’s international Nepalese students to celebrate the festival, many of whom are studying away from family and loved ones in Nepal.

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RGIT Students and RGIT staff were blessed with tika and jamara before the serving of traditional Nepalese food...

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Chandra Yonzon Meets with Anil Singh

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, was pleased to welcome Nepalese singer and pop star, Anil Singh, to the Nepal consulate office on Monday, 15 October 2018.

Consul General Yonzon presented him with ceremonial khada, as per tradition. They discussed Melbourne’s highlights as well as some tourist attractions in Victoria which Mr Singh may be interested in visiting during his stay. Consul General Yonzon commended Mr Singh for his efforts in the Nepalese entertainment industry and wish him all the best with his future career.

Community members were delighted to attend the session and meet with the popular singer.

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Chandra Yonzon Attends Bal Diwas Celebration

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended Bal Diwas celebrations organised by the Nepalese Association of Victoria on Sunday, 14 October 2018. The event, held at Brunswick Town Hall, was a wonderful celebration which included various cultural activities such as talent shows, face painting and an art competitions.

NAV and community members made special contributions to the program with various displays and performances. Consul General Yonzon thanked NAV for celebrating Bal Diwas each year which has helped to preserve Nepalese culture, language and identity. He also thanked parents for their role in encouraging their children to embrace Nepalese language and culture.

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Chandra Yonzon Attends NJSSA BBQ

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, were pleased to attend the Nepali Jana Samparka Samiti Australia (NJSSA) barbeque at Coburg Park on Saturday, 13 October 2018. The barbeque was held to celebrate Dashain, Tihar, Mha Pja and Chhath.

NJSSA hosts regular barbeques aimed at bringing together diverse communities during the festival season. Consul General Yonzon spoke at the event and recognised the festival as a marvellous opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Consul General Yonzon wished everyone a prosperous Bijaya Dashami and said he looks forward to upcoming festivals in the near future.

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