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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Chandra Yonzon attends Victorian Volunteers Appreciation Night

Didi Bahini Samaj (DBS) Victoria held a Volunteers Appreciation & DidiBahini for DajuBhai program in Glenroy on Saturday, 25 May 2019. Attending the session, Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, accompanied by his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, congratulated DBS Victoria on the successful program and commended their great work. Consul General Yonzon said that DBSV is reputed by their fabulous work in the community, and wished community members the very best.

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Didi Bahini Samaj (DBS) Victoria held a Volunteers Appreciation & DidiBahini for DajuBhai program in Glenroy on…

Posted by Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria on Monday, 27 May 2019

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Nepal Consulate Welcomes Nepali Congress Leader, Minendra Rijal MP

The Nepal Consulate Office was pleased to welcome distinguished guests at a welcome dinner organised by GP Koirala Foundation Australia (for Democracy, Peace and Development). 

Former Information and Communications Minister and Nepali Congress Leader, Minendra Rijal MP, and his wife, Durga Rijal, made an unofficial visit to Melbourne on Saturday, 18 May 2019.

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Former Information and Communications Minister and Nepali Congress Leader, Minendra Rijal MP, and his wife, Durga Rijal,…

Posted by Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria on Sunday, 19 May 2019

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Fundraising Night with Eltham Rotary Club and Aussie Action Abroad

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended a fundraiser hosted by Eltham Rotary Club at Montmorency Secondary College on Thursday, 9 May.

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Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended a fundraiser hosted by…

Posted by Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria on Thursday, 9 May 2019

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Nepal Consulate Welcomes NRNA ICC

On May 9th, 2019 the Nepal consulate office, Melbourne and Nepalese community members welcomed international NRNA-ICC (Non-Resident Nepalese Association-International Coordination Council) delegates.

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Hon. Consul General, Chandra Yonzon, greeted guests with traditional khada to show his utmost respect. Notable guests in attendance included Kumar Panta, ICC Vice President; Kul Acharya, ICC Vice President; Dr Badri K.C, ICC General Secretary; Bishnu Subedi, from the USA and Shyam Tamang, from Bahrain.

Over lunch, Consul General Yonzon raised his concerns about the upcoming ICC election noting that the NRNA should be the voice of reason to the global Nepali diaspora and resist political influences...

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Chandra Yonzon Attends Fundraising Dinner

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, joined Members of Parliament, Councillors, community organization representatives and community leaders at the Multicultural Fundraising Dinner with Hon. Peter Khalil on Saturday, 27 April 2019.

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The dinner saw addresses and cultural performances, as well as a minute’s silence for the victims of the Easter Sunday Sri Lanka bombings.


In his address, Consul General Yonzon highlighted that Australia’s Nepalese is the fastest growing community in the country, with Nepalese students accounting for the 3rd largest international student cohort in Australia.

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Chandra Yonzon Commemorates Anzac Day 2019

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, commemorated Anzac Day on Thursday, 25 April 2019.

Consul General Yonzon – along with Nepalese Gurkhas veterans, their children and grandchildren – joined families of Anzacs, veterans, and servicemen and women in the annual commemorative march.

In Australia on Anzac Day, Australians remember the past, reflect on the present, and, most solemnly, honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms they enjoy today.

25 April marks the date when the Allied landings took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The Nepalese Gurkhas, too, share a special affinity with 25 April, as four Gurkha battalions also fought bravely in the Gallipoli Campaign.

The office of the Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria remembers and co...

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