Category News & Events

Community Celebrates Chhath Puja 2076 BS (2019 AD)

Victoria’s Nepalese and wider communities at Edwardes Park Lake in Reservoir to celebrate Chhath Puja on Sunday, 3 November 2019.

Organised by Madeshi Community of Victoria, the celebration saw in attendance The Hon. Robin Scott, representing the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Member for Wills, Peter Khalil, Madheshi Community President, Dr Surendra Rauniyar, and Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon.

Read More

Victoria’s Nepalese Celebrate Bal Diwas

Bal Diwas, or “Children’s Day,” was celebrated by Victoria’s Nepalese community at Coburg Town Hall on Sunday, 15 September.

CHANDRA YONZON BAL DIWAS_003

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, who attended as Chief Guest, said that he is happy to see increased participation at Bal Diwas celebrations each year.

Consul General Yonzon thanked volunteers, performers, and Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) for organising the event. Bal Diwas celebrations, which this year included a fashion parade, national anthems and children’s talent shows, is held annually to raise awareness of the rights, care and education of children.

Read More

Geelong and Biratnagar Mayors Discuss Sister City Relationship

Biratnagar Metropolitan City Mayor, Bhim Parajuli, was welcomed by City of Greater Geelong Mayor Councillor, Bruce Harwood, at Geelong City Hall on Monday, 12 August.

Mayor Parajuli raised the possibility of the establishment of a sister city relationship between Geelong and Biratnagar citing geographical, cultural and economic similarities between the two cities. Mayor Parajuli also shared insight into Biratnagar’s ethnically and linguistically diverse community.

Mayor Parajuli and Mayor Cr Hardwood said that they look forward to exploring how a sister city relationship has the potential to mutually benefit both cities culturally and economically. The delegates exchanged gifts before concluding with group photographs.

The meeting saw in attendance Hon...

Read More

NRNA 8th National Excellence Awards 2019

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Australia’s 8th Conference and National Excellence Awards Night 2019 at Estonia House on Saturday, 10 August.

Consul General Yonzon and the entire Nepal consulate office team would like to congratulate those community members recognised for their contributions to Australia’s Nepalese and wider communities, program participants and organisers of the gala event. The Nepal consulate office looks forward to working closely with NRNA in the future.

Read More

Chandra Yonzon Meets with Mayor Councillor of City of Greater Geelong, Bruce Harwood to Discuss Potential Sister City with Biratnagar in Nepal

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and Mayor of Biratnagar Metropolitan City (Nepal) Bhim Parajuli were welcomed by Mayor Councillor of City of Greater Geelong, Bruce Harwood at Geelong City Hall on Monday, 12 August.

Mayor Parajuli raised the possibility of the establishment of a sister city relationship between Geelong and Biratnagar citing geographical, cultural and economic similarities between the two cities. Mayor Parajuli also shared insight into Biratnagar’s ethnically and linguistically diverse community.

Mayor Parajuli and Mayor Cr Hardwood said that they look forward to exploring how a sister city relationship has the potential to mutually benefit both cities culturally and economically.

Bendigo_meeting

Mayor of Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Bhim Parajuli was welcomed...

Read More

Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) National Excellence Awards Night-2019

Hon. Consul General, Chandra Yonzon and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, were pleased to attend the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Australia National’s 8th Conference and National Excellence Awards Night-2019 at Estonia House on Saturday, 10 August.

nrna_awards_night

Hon. Consul General, Chandra Yonzon and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, were pleased to attend the Non-Resident Nepali…

Posted by Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria on Monday, 12 August 2019

Read More

Miss World Nepal 2019 Welcomed at Consulate Office

Miss World Nepal 2019, Anushka Shrestha, was welcomed at the office of the Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria, Melbourne on Monday, 15 July.

Speaking with Hon. Consul General, Chandra Yonzon, Miss Shrestha shared her passion for community work, her project and journey to Miss Nepal. Miss Shrestha also discussed a program held in Melbourne on Sunday, where she fund-raised for community education in sustainable livelihoods for the Tamang community in Sindhupalchock District. Miss Shrestha is set to represent Nepal at Miss World 2019 pageant in London in December later this year.

Read More

Congratulatory Message to all NRNA Australia Election Participants

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, along with the entire Nepal consulate office team in Melbourne, would like to thank each upstanding community member who so wholeheartedly participated in this year’s Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) Victoria election, with the Victorian election being held at Cyprus Community Hall on Saturday, 6 July 2019.

We express congratulations and thanks to Commissioner and members of the NRNA Australia Election Commission in Victoria, who worked tirelessly in ensuring that the election was run fairly.

To the winners of this year’s election, we especially congratulate you...

Read More

Chandra Yonzon Attends Inaugural Consuls-General Program in Kathmandu

Hon. Consul General, Chandra Yonzon, joined over 40 Nepalese honorary consuls, consuls and consuls-general for the Foreign Ministry’s promoting Nepal program held at Annapurna Hotel, Kathmandu on 26-27 June 2019. The two-day program was the first of its kind aimed at providing Nepalese representatives internationally with insight into various aspects of economic diplomacy including trade, investment, tourism and foreign employment.

Chandra Yonzon_Kathmandu_2000

Foreign Affairs Minister, Rt. Hon. Pradeep Gyawali, discussed Nepal’s recent achievements in political and socio-economic development. Hon. Gyawali advised the further promotion of Nepal’s economic diplomacy in line with the national campaign of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali,’ and the development priorities of the Nepalese government.

Read More

Nepal Consulate Office Welcomes Rabi Lamichhane to Melbourne

The Nepalese media personality, Rabi Lamichhane, his wife Nikita Poudel and their team visited the Nepal Consulate Office of Victoria on Thursday 30 May 2019.

May_30

Hon. Consul General Mr Chandra Yonzon welcomed the team offering Khada, a Nepalese token of love and an Australian Boomerang, as a sentimental gift to remember their visit. The meeting took place in advance for the following nights’ fundraiser dinner for ‘Raskot Community Hospital’ in Kalikot, North-west Nepal.

May_30b

The welcome programme was attended by different Nepali community members, leaders, entrepreneurs and media personnel.

The media personality, Rabi Lamichhane, his wife Nikita Poudel along with the team visited the Nepal Consulate Office of…

Posted by Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria on Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Read More