Nepal Day, Saturday 12 April 2014

Nepal Day was organized 2014 on Saturday April 12 in Mt Albert war memorial hall in the auspicious occasion of New Year 2071. The aim of the program was to showcase Nepalese culture and heritage and promote Nepal among local residents. The program was attended by many dignitaries. Auckland’s Mayor Mr Len Brown attended the program as the chief guest while Sir Ray Avery as a special guest inaugurated the program. Other dignitaries present were Parliament secretary, Ethnic Affairs Ms Melissa Lee and Members of Parliament Mr Phil Goff, Mr David Shearer, Mr Su'a William Sio, Mr Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi among others.

Cultural program was organized highlighting Nepalese culture. Nepalese handicrafts were on display and Nepalese food was on sale. Nepal promotional materials were available for visitors. The program was supported by Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand government through its community support grant. Nepal Tourism Board and Nepalese Embassy supported the program providing promotional materials.

The following links provides the experience of one of the visitor of the event. http://jiveanddive.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/nepal-day-block-party-fusion-why-not/

 

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