Hon. Consul General Attends Chhath Puja

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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.

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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.

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A large number of celebrants and members of diverse communities attend this year’s Chhath Puja, a ceremony dedicated to the God Sun for sustaining life on earth, worshiped for providing his continuous blessings, longevity and prosperity to humankind. Consul General Yonzon expresses his heartfelt thanks to the entire Madheshi Community in Victoria (MCV) team and volunteers for organising such a wonderful event.

Photography: Sabin Jung Thapa