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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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