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Chandra Yonzon Attends DFAT Reception

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon चन्द्रयोन्जन, attended the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) end-of-year reception at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne’s CBD on Wednesday, 12 December 2018.


Mr Yonzon enjoyed networking with Consular Corps colleagues and appreciated the performance by Dhungala Children’s Choir and Short Black Opera Soloist Soprano, Shauntai Batzke.

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Chandra Yonzon Meets Surendra Pandey

Hon. Consul General Chandra Yonzon met with former Nepalese Finance minister and current member of the Nepalese Constituent Assembly, Mr. Surendra Pandey on Monday 3rd December 2018.

At the meeting, Consul General Yonzon and Mr. Pandey discussed the similarities and differences between Australia and Nepal’s political systems. Mr. Pandey also discussed his time as the finance minister as well as the challenges he faced in that position.

Mr. Pandey is a standing committee member for the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and represents the Chitwan-1 constituency in Nepal. He has written three books and is considered an economic reformer due to his time as finance minister from 2009-2011.

The night before, Consul General Yonzon hosted Mr...

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Chandra Yonzon Attends ANMC AGM

Hon. Consul General for Nepal to Victoria Chandra Yonzon and his wife Mrs. Laxmi Yonzon attended the Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre (ANMC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 25th of November at 231 – 251 Mt Alexander Road Ascot Vale.


Speaking at the AGM, Consul General thanked all the ANMC members for working hard and also encouraged all to be courageous and keep trying their best to achieve the goal. He also requested all to be united and work together and to disregard politics while working in the team as the community centre is our collective dream and we all want to see it comes true soon.

The ANMC was formed to establish a community centre for Nepalese nationals in Melbourne, Australia...

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Driver’s Licence Recognition Evening

The Consulate General of Nepal to Victoria, in association with VicRoads, hosted a Nepalese Driver’s Licence Recognition Evening for community members on Monday, 19 November 2018 at the Nepal Consulate Office.

The aim of the program was to provide Nepalese community members in Victoria with a better understanding of how to receive recognition for their Nepalese driver’s licences in Victoria. Further road safety and general safety matters were also presented by members of Victoria Police.

Edward Wright, the consulate intern, was the host and MC for the evening. Edward highlighted the program and informed the attendees of the role of each of the speakers in their respective positions...

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Chandra Yonzon Attends Chhath Puja Celebrations

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, and his wife, Laxmi Yonzon, attended Chhath Puja at Edwardes Lake, Reservoir on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. In his address, Consul General Yonzon applauded devotees and those who fasted for up to 36 hours. He expressed thanks to Madheshi Community in Victoria for organising Chhath Puja celebrations each year, and for the wonderful event held on Tuesday.

Chhath Puja celebrations are predominately held in southern parts of Nepal but festivities are held in many other parts of the world. Rituals are observed over four days, which include fasting, with the third day being the main festival day.

Hon. Consul General Yonzon was presented with a certificate of appreciation for the consulate’s ongoing support for the community...

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Chandra Yonzon attends Magar Samaj barbecue

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, was pleased to attend a Magar Samaj celebratory barbecue with community members on the auspicious occasion of Dashain Bhetghat 2075 BS (2018 AD) at Coburg Lake on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

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Chandra Yonzon Attends Melbourne Dabali Special Edition

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon and Mrs Laxmi Yonzon, were delighted to attend Melbourne Dabali Special Edition with guest performer Hari Bamsha Acharya (Nepalese actor, comedian, singer, writer and social activist), organised by Solangture, at Thornbury Theatre on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

During the program, Consul General Yonzon presented Hari Bamsha Acharya with a traditional ‘khada’ shawl. The special event was a wonderful success with many in attendance to see the performances. Consul General thanked Hari Bamsha Acharya for his performance as well as Solangture for putting on such a wonderful event. The evening was enjoyed by all. 

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Chandra Yonzon Attends Book Launch

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon was honoured to attend the book release of ‘Khoji Thulung Dhumkhumi Rai’s Ancient’ Lyrical poems by the author, Jay Bahadur Shrestha, on Sunday 28 October 2018. The biography tells the story of the life of Harka Rai, his forefathers, childhood memories and time served in the Gurkhas army.

Addressing dignitaries and attendees at the release, Consul General Yonzon congratulated duo Mr Rai and Mr Shrestha and encouraged all to read the biography to learn more about the fascinating life of community member, Mr Rai. The event, held in Coburg, celebrated the experiences of Nepalese nationals and their shared memory. Consul General Yonzon and the Nepal consulate staff wish Jay Bahadur Shrestha all the best with his future endeavors...

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Chandra Yonzon Attends BMW Cup 2018 Final

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria was pleased to present the Cricket BMW Cup 2018 on Sunday, 28th October 2018. The grand final match between Sagarmatha Cricket Club and the Royal Rhinos Cricket Club was held at Debney’s Park in Flemington where Sagarmatha CC was declared the victor.

“Studying, working and living abroad away from home and loved ones can take their toll on one’s health and wellbeing. To combat this, I encourage all youth to engage in sports to not only stay energetic and active but to also meet friends and be involved in the community. For sure, playing sports is a generally a fantastic way to improve your fitness and health.” Consul General Yonzon said at the event...

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Chandra Yonzon Meets with Team Nepal Cricketers

Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Chandra Yonzon, attended an interaction session with Team Nepal on Thursday, 25 October 2018 and proudly met Nepalese cricket players representing Nepal (Nepalese Community) in this year’s Melbourne Renegades Champions League 2018.

At the interaction session, Consul General Yonzon congratulated all players and requested that community members rally behind and attend the match to support those representing Nepal and the community. Consul General Yonzon said that he is delighted to see that sports are gaining popularity in the community and that young stars are coming to the stage to showcase their skills with enthusiasm. He expressed his thanks to the team’s manager, Prayash Subedi, as well as the entire team for the wonderful session.

The fi...

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