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By Narad Pokhrel, NY
Bhutanese resettled in Rochester, NY are now more happy to have a garden where they can grow thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
A glimpse of garden in Rochester, NY. (Photo: Kiran Pele (Gurung) )

A glimpse of garden in Rochester, NY. (Photo: Kiran Pele (Gurung) )

The Lexington Community Garden lies on the site of a former Rochester subway bed. Now, it’s covered with beds of fruits and veggies. “The idea is to get more healthy food into the community,” said Foodlink Garden Project Coordinator Bryan Babcock.

Foodlink leases land from the city and provides neighboring families with materials and the know-how to help their garden plots grow.

“We’re turning space here that was just a field in the city into a space that’s providing thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables that are going right back into the community,” said Babcock.

Talking with press, Lachuman Pokhrel, leader of Go Green House said, “On my own behalf and whole behalf of Bhutanese Nepali Community in Rochester, NY I would like to  gladly  thanks to Food Link Organization, for supporting us by giving the piece of land where we can grow a lot of vegetables and fruits.”Garden, NY (3)
Foodlink expects over 4,000 pounds of food will be grown this year from its 12 community gardens in the city. Babcock hopes the Lexington location can become a hub because a new greenhouse is being constructed at the site. When it’s completed by the end of the month, it will provide residents with year round growing opportunities. “This will allow this project to be sustainable, so instead of buying seeds and plants, they can save seeds from previous years and bring them to this hoop house and start them all themselves,” said Babcock. The community garden provides Pokhrel and others access to fresh food and much more. “Everybody that I speak with here is really excited to have the space to grow, and not only just a little bit of space to grow but a sense of community and belonging,” said Babcock. View full article »

By Narad Pokhrel, NY

Bhutanese refugees youths of different states are gonna gather soon once more as the ROCHESTER RINNOS is organizing Rochester International Soccer Tournament on August 2nd.

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Players (Photo: Rohit Pokhrel)

Six local teams from Nepal/Bhutan, Burma, Congo, Somalia, Sudan and the United States competing in the tournament in which two Bhutanese refugees’ soccer teams of Rochester, NY are representing Nepal/Bhutan.

 

According to the source, it is known that six teams will be participating in the tournament representing various groups living within the city. Those six teams are Somali Community of Western New York (WNY), Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, East Africa (Congo) and Somali community Outreach and Africa Roc City Boys.

 

As per organizers, the main intention to organize such tournament is to achieve the unification among the diversified local communities in the Rochester city.

 

“Its wonderful that diverse local community have been able to find common soccer ground in the game of soccer. We ‘ re excited to host such as altruistic event that’s representative of the city of ROCHESTER”, Adirondack Sport’s Club, LLC President and Chief Operating Officer Mr.PAT ERCOLI said in press meet .
“The both Bhutanese soccer team of ROCHESTER ,NEW YORK (LOVELY GUY’S ) A and B TEAM  will participate in the tournament as BHUTAN and NEPAL by representing national flag in the mass of AMERICAN people by walking through soccer field along with 6 different community.
Mr. Bill Wshmeyer said, “”Am a bridge which u guy’s pass through it .” Wishmeyer is person who serves voluntary, supports to Bhutanese folks to promote good soccer talent in international label since before 5 years and he is been supporting Bhutanese young people to participate well in soccer.

Well, its been more than a half of decade that Bhutanese refugees are been resettling in many third countries including the USA.

 

More than 50 Bhutanese refugees of Beldangi-II, C4 who were victimized due to a fire inferno today are spending today’s night on an open-ground in front of YFC Beldangi-II.

Various aid agencies are providing reliefs to victims.

Victims are spending cold night at open front ground of YFC Beldangi-II.

Further details to be followed.

Latest glimpse.

Latest glimpse.

Fire inferno that was recently broke out at 1:30 pm is now controlled. According to the camp administration, it is totally controlled by various volunteer groups, Armed Police Force (APF), Camp Management Committee, students and fire-extinguisher.

It is learnt that no any human causalities are seen yet and about 34 huts of C/3 and C/4 are totally burnt.

Details to be followed. View full article »

Fire inferno breaks out at Beldangi-II, C4 about 1 pm today.

It is seen that about 30 huts are already burnt, and still not yet controlled.

 

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Rocking programme at Beldangi

By Hari Kumar dAhAl, Beldangi

The Pratirodh Shahityik Shanshkritik Pariwar (PSSP) of Beldangi organized a rocking programme today at Beldangi.

PSSP’s member Birkha Poudyel informed that the programme was intentionally organized to say good-bye to the Dipawali festival. Also Poudyel added that programme had ingrediants of various talent-youths from inside the camps and outside of Birtamod.

It is learnt that the whole programme’s participants were of the team of PSSP which was formed while performing Deusi- Bhailo special programme inside the Bhutanese refugee camp during Dipawali festival. The programme had included dances, songs and musical-related activities.

Really such type of active teams and groups are essential to preserve our culture and traditions inside camp.

By Moses Lagoon, Beldangi

A wild elephant that entered Sector-C/1 of Beldangi-II Extn. on Wednesday night has crushed a hut.

It is learnt that those victims are getting relief from their relatives, till yet no any agency has compensated.

Beldangi based APF destroys the confiscated alcoholic products

Gathered members destroying the confiscated alcoholic products. Photo: Tilak Niroula

The Beldangi-II based Armed Police Force (APF) has confiscated and destroyed various alcoholic products on November 19.

As per the source, it is learnt that APF destroyed twelve jars of local alcohol, seven cartoons of branded wine and rum and some other alcoholic products made in the camps.

Also the APF Inspector Bijay Hamal has disclosed that those alcoholic products were confiscated during the Dashain-Tihar days.

Those confiscated products were destroyed amidst a gathering of APF, Camp Secretary D.B Subba, President from Community Network, Naina Singh Bhandari, Media Personnels and Community workers.

NEWS SOURCE: BNS.com View full article »

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