Hon. Consul General Attends Teej Mela 2017

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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.

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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. Mr Yonzon expressed his appreciation to Craigieburn Nepalese Community (CNC) and Nari Nikunja for organising such a wonderful program, and thanked sponsors, performers, media personnel, and all those who contributed and participated to make Teej Mela 2017¬†such a great success.

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