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Hon. Consul General Attends Chhath Puja

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended the evening ceremony of Chhath Puja at Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir, on Thursday, 26 October 2017.

The Puja, organised by Madheshi Community in Victoria (MCV) Inc., saw in attendance distinguished guests Minister for Finance and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Hon. Robin Scott MP, Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Australian Labor Party, Nazih Halim Elasmar, Praveen Kumar representing Peter Khalil MP, former Mayor of Manningham City Council, Jennifer Yang, Former Deputy Mayor Hume City Council, Chandra Daya Bamunusinghe, and President of Subcontinent Friends of Labor, Manoj Kumar.


A large number of celebrants and members of diverse communities attend this year’s Chhath ...

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Dashain Celebrations Unite Melbourne’s Nepalese

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended Dashain and Tihar Subhakaman Sanjh 2017 celebrations hosted by Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) in Brunswick, Melbourne, on Saturday, 7 October 2017. The program, which sought to bring together Melbourne’s diverse Nepalese community, saw more than 250 participants fill the venue to capacity.


Community leaders and members from over 18 Nepalese community organisations and students from as many institutes and universities came together to participate in the program. Also in attendance were Mr South Asia Australia, Mrs South Asia Australia, members of Victoria Police and Praveen Kumar, representing Peter Khalil, MP for Wills.

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Consul General Yonzon participated in ceremonies alongside NAV P...

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Consul General Attends MUNSS Program

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, attended Melbourne University Nepalese Students’ Society’s (MUNSS) Dashain and Tihar Shubhakamana 2074 at Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne on Sunday, 8 October 2017.


The program aimed at bringing together Nepalese community leaders and students in celebration, saw Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) and Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) community leaders and students celebrate together the exchange of Shubhakamana on the occasion of Bada Dashain, Tihar and Chhat. Consul General Yonzon delivered a speech along with NAV President, Dr Anupam Pokharel, and Deakin Lecturer and MUNSS Advisor, Dr Bldur Kafle.


Consul General Yonzon thanked MUNSS President and program Chair, Nanda Ram Aryal, as well as the entire MUNS...

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Consul General Chairs Business Consultation

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, held a Business Consultation at Nepal Consulate Office boardroom on Friday, 15 September 2017. The consultation, which saw more than 40 Nepalese business operators, entrepreneurs and businesspeople in attendance, was aimed at forming a Nepal-Australia Trade and Commerce Team to oversee the establishment of a Nepalese Business Chamber in Melbourne. The consultation comes following a meeting held at Embassy of Nepal in Canberra on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, in which Consuls and Consuls-General meet with Ambassador of Nepal to Australia, HE Sherpa to discuss consular operations, Australia-Nepal relations and trade and investment.

A brief presentation on Nepal’s macroeconomic landscape provided relevant data to facilitate an informed disc...

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Consul General Attends Interactive Session in Coburg

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, had the pleasure of attending an interactive session starring poet, Prof. Tulsi Diwash, at Coburg Cafe & Restaurant last night on Sunday, 17 September 2017. Organised by B.P. Chintan Partishthan Australia in collaboration with Sahityik Jamghat, the occasion marked the 103rd birthday of writer and politician B.P. Koirala.


Consul General Yonzon and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, along with all attendees were fortunate enough to hear a recital by Prof. Diwash, enthralled by each philosophical line. Prof. Diwash joined two other prominent literacy figures on the panel, Shirdher Poudel and Mohan Sitwla, who together paid tribute to B.P. Koirala’s literacy journey.

Addressing attendees, Consul General Yonzon said that the poets are wealthy ...

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Consul General Holds International Student Project Consultation

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, attended an International Student Project Consultation held at Nepal Consulate Office board room in Melbourne on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Consultation outcomes included Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) Australia and Nepalese Association of Victoria’s (NAV) plan to act as stakeholders of a holistic and collaborative Nepalese government representation in Australia. Together, a united Embassy and consular representation will work with Nepalese community organisations, liaising with Nepalese Education Consultants and international students in realising shared goals of assisting international students, Nepalese in Nepal, as well as Australia’s Nepalese community.
The Consultation saw in attendance NRNA Australia Preside...
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Nepalese Consuls-General Converge in Canberra

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, attended a consultation at Embassy of Nepal in Canberra on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. The consultation saw Australia’s Nepalese Consuls and Consuls-General converge in the nation’s capital for discussions with Ambassador of Nepal to Australia, Her Excellency Lucky Sherpa on consular mission operations and Australia-Nepal diplomatic relations and trade and investment.


Consul General Yonzon attended along with colleagues Hon. Consul General of Nepal to New South Wales, Deepak Khadka, Consul of Nepal to South Australia, Dipak Dhamala, Hon. Consul of Nepal to Western Australia, Fred Brown, and Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Queensland, Joseph Anthony Tuma...

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NRNAA Victoria Holds Community Consultation Forum

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, participated in Non-Resident Nepalese Association Australia, Victoria’s Community Consultation Forum at Nepal Consulate Office on Monday, 27 August 2017. Consul General Yonzon made part of the forum panel along with four other reputed senior members of Victoria’s Nepalese community. Consul General Yonzon took notes and addressed attendees with concrete feedback as to how NRNAA Victoria can work more closely with the community and more effectively in the future.


Topics of discussion at the forum included the running of the social welfare/student fund, international students, Nepalese language, culture and festivals, NRNA membership and election processes, and how NRNA can work more closely with Victoria’s Nepalese community, Nepa...

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Consul General Attends SCC Presentation Night

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, attended as Chief Guest at Sagarmatha Cricket Club’s (SCC) first Presentation Night to celebrated SCC’s accomplishments over the past four years accompanied by wife, Laxmi Yonzon, on Sunday, 27 August 2017.


The program commenced with the national anthems of Nepal and Australia before a minute of silence for the victims of the recent floods in Nepal. SCC pledged to hand over $5 from each ticket sold on the night to NRNA’s disaster relief fund with a donation box at the venue with attendees encouraged to donate.


The program showcased dance performances, as well as live musical performances by The Eccentrix Band...

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Hon. Consul General Attends Teej Mela 2017

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Mr Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Mrs Laxmi Yonzon, attended Teej Mela 2017 in Craigieburn on Monday night, 21 August 2017. Mr Yonzon attended as Chief Guest, delivering Special Remarks highlighting the importance of Teej as a celebratory welcome of the monsoon season in Nepal, traditionally celebrated by women and girls with song, dance and prayer. Mr Yonzon expressed pleasure in seeing Teej today celebrated as a theme for gender equality, and his delight in seeing men and women dancing together in such joyous festivity and harmony.


Teej Mela 2017 program highlights included a welcome song by a children’s singing group, a welcome dance by a women’s dancing group, a traditional Teej song, as well as many other singing and dance performances...

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