Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without – Buddha

Posts Tagged ‘Pako festa’

The barrier between Childhood and Adulthood; Confronting Reality

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 13, 2015

By Aarya Pokhrel*

Arya PokhrelIn a small province located in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, a young prince grew up, pampered with the pleasures of wealth and comfort. He was secure in his own safe haven within the Palace walls, oblivious to anything beyond the threshold of his rich home. But at one point in his early years of youth, he was aroused by a sudden desire to explore the village over which he was to reign one day. As he roamed around the streets with child-like energy in his feet, he came across something that stopped him short; a cripple man, whose face was distorted with the wrinkles of age, his hair a grey wiry mess. He wore filthy rags that were stained in sweat and his eyes held an expression unfamiliar to the young Prince; a look of immense pain and suffering. The young Prince walk on, still unable to remove the image of the crippled man in his mind. Soon, he came across a funeral procession where men and women alike sobbed in unbearable sorrow. He could only observe in astonishment as for the first time he felt pain, real, genuine pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Article | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

NAV Excellence Award 2013: Movement Activists Overwhelmed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 17, 2013

Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement activists this year overwhelmed after NAV Excellence Award 2013 announcement as its Global Coordinator, Solangture (one of its Directors Raju Shakya is in Lumbini Promotion International Committee), Nepali Sanchar Media (its Managing Director Promod K. Soni in Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee), Sahitya Sangeet Jamaghat (some active members of this Jamaghat Anupam Sayar, Sabin Thapa and Ramjee Poudel are in Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee), United Football Club (one of the most active members of the club Mahesh K. Shrestha is the Vice president of Geelong Nepalese Association that played active role in this year Pako Festa) were awarded and Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah, who played active role in this year Pako Festa got appreciation for her active role in community activities. NAV Excellence Award 2013 winner Rohan Khanal topped this year VCE with score 99.4%.

Award to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for its Commendable Service to Nepalese Community

Award to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for its Commendable Service to Nepalese Community

Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV), on behalf of Nepalese Community in Victoria, has successfully concluded a year round program with presentation of the NAV Excellence Award 2013 in an event on 12th May 2013 at Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia. The event was packed with cultural program and Gala Dinner serving Nepalese traditional food.

The Gala Dinner and the Award presentation event was presented by Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) and managed by Solangture. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

MNTV Highlights Pako Festa Nepalese Participation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2013

Posted in Videos | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Nepal was promoted in Pako Festa, Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 24, 2013

Parade

23 February 2013 Geelong, Australia: Geelong, the second biggest city of Victoria in Australia, transformed into a multicultural melting pot as thousands flocked to the thirty-first annual Pako Festa. It incorporated an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organizations. The street was lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over hundred thousand people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself.

Parade2

Because of very nominal Nepalese in Geelong, Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator Mr. Ram Kumar Shrestha requested other Nepalese communities living in other cities to use Pako Festa as opportunity to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. His idea was for Nepal to take advantage of this big gathering from different counties to try to dismiss misinformation of Buddha’s birthplace. Nepalese Association of Victoria President Bom Yonjan, Nepali Sanchar Managing Director Pramod K Soni and Namaste Nepal News Chief Editor Sabin Thapa, and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee were active for necessary input and mobilized community members to participate in the festival to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. Nepalese communities promoted Nepal through flags, banners, Nepali music, dance, Nepali dress and stalls. Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah represented our country with a Kumari dance. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Global | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा नेपाललाई बुद्ध र सगरमाथाको देशको रुपमा चिनाइयो

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 24, 2013

Parade

२३ फेब्रुअरी, २०१३ जिलोङ अस्ट्रेलिया: बहुभाषिक र बहु-सांस्कृतिक देशको रुपमा परिचित अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा अस्ट्रेलियाकै एक किसिमले सबैभन्दा ठूलो महोत्सबको रुपमा मानिने पाको फेस्टाले मूल आयोजक डाभर्सिटाटसंग आबद्ध भएका ४५ जातीय संस्था र अन्य करीब ६० संगठनहरुको सहभागितामा एक लाखभन्दा बढी सहभागीहरुलाई आ-आफ्नो सांस्कृतिक चाल-चलन, रिति-रिवाज, खान-पान आदिको निरन्तरता र प्रचार प्रसारलाई प्रोत्साहन गर्दै नाच-गान, कार्यशाला गोस्ठी, प्रदर्शन जस्ता बिबिध कार्यक्रम सहित आफ्नो ३१ औं बार्षिकी भब्यताका साथ मनाएको छ । पाको फेस्टा अस्ट्रेलियाको भिक्टोरिया राज्यको प्रमुख बहु-सांस्कृतिक महोत्सबको रुपमा लिने गरिन्छ र गत तीन बर्षदेखि यो कार्यक्रममा सहभागीहरुको संख्या एक लाखभन्दा बढी हुने गरेको छ भने यस महोत्सबले उक्त एक दिनमा नै करीब पच्चीस लाख अस्ट्रेलियन डलरको योगदान स्थानीय बजारमा दिने अनुमान गरिएको छ ।

 Parade2

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in समाचार | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Nepalese Participating in Pako Festa – the Biggest of its kind in Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 24, 2013

Lumbini

pakologosmapNepalese Community is going to participate first time in Pako Festa that will held on 23rd of February, 2013. Different organizations from Melbourne and Ballarat will join the festival and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement effort will to introduce Nepal as the birthplace of Buddha. In the festival Miss Nepal Australia, 2012 Deepashree Shah will perform Kumari dance.

Pako Festa, now in its  thirty-first year, is Geelong’s much loved, award-winning, free,  annual community arts festival – the biggest of its kind in Australia. Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong West, “the multicultural heart of Geelong”, it incorporates an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organisations. The street is lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over 100,000 people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in International | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: