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Castle Shannon, Feb 3. The BCAP pocket meeting for Castle Shannon residents of our community took off at 3:30 and lasted until 6 PM today at Deo Man Thapa’s apartment. Approximately 25 community members of all ages attended the meeting which was moderated by K.N Timsina.

Various topics of concern to the community such as school, cultural issues, health, BCAP’s activities till date, resource issues with BCAP, communication and access to day to day information by our community members and such issues were highlighted by the BCAP’s regular volunteers.

The participants were eager to listen and some were amused by the details of the topics discussed. However, everybody agreed that there are issues in our community that need to be addressed within our own limited resources.

The meeting also touched upon the upcoming mass meeting in downtown at Smithfield Hall where everyone is expected to be present.

The BCAP’s website and weekly bulletin were demonstrated to the meeting attendees and hoped that this would help solve some of the issues in information sharing.

The main speakers in the meeting were KN.Timsina, Rup Pokhrel, Ashok Gurung, Bala Guring and Upendra Dahal.

The participants were highly engaged and meeting closed with the interviews and reactions of some of our members

Mt. Oliver, Jan 26: The pocket meeting for Mt. Oliver folks took place at Dadi Ram Chhetri’s apartment from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2013 amidst the snow and freezing temperatures. The meeting was attended by 23 residents from the area and a good number of diverse age groups made for the ‘informational’ meeting.

The meeting touched on various day- to- day topics and issues faced by our community members and stressed on the need to reorient ourselves into the American culture of living and life-style by changing our old habits.

The issues discussed in detail were school and education, Students and Youths, health and communication as these issues keep cropping up time and again due to lack of adequate attention given by our community.

The meeting also stressed on the need of citizenship classes for the older folks and need to start one early. Most of them expressed happiness that BCAP is doing something to empower the community in various ways by identifying the critical areas of concern to us.

The facilitators in the meeting were Pabitra Katel, Ashok Gurung, Rup Pokhrel, Bala Gurung, Pradip Rai and KN Timsina who all spoke on specified topics of concern to the community.

Prospect Park, Jan. 19: Approximately 20 students and youths had a brief meeting with local Red Cross volunteer today at 4:30 PM in Prospect Park Family Center. The meeting was arranged by Uma Gautam, the Americorp volunteer in collaboration with BCAP and students from the community.

The Red Cross was led by Pauline & Alicia while the Bhutanese group by Uma Gautam in the presence of senior BCAP members Ashok Gurung, Balaram Gurung and Upendra Dahal. The talking was mostly done by the students and the Red Cross volunteers who answered questions on how to become a Red Cross volunteer and what are its benefits to the students in their career. Above all volunteering is what Red Cross basically depends on to provide its services as a disaster response organization.

The students were enthusiastic to start chapters of their own in the school or even outside school and also take necessary training to be a volunteer. The brochures and folders were handed out to each and every participant and Red ross Representatives present answered all queries very eloquently.

The meeting was a part of BCAP’s efforts to network with local organizations and enlists their support to meet our community goals. The Red Cross Office in Pittsburgh has been very generous and enthusiastic to work with us in future.

Jan 5, 2013: Bhutanese Students Group in Pittsburgh (BSGP) has successfully conducted one-day essay writing competition on 5th January 2013 at Hilltop computer center located in Carrick. BSGP is the group founded back in 2011 working enthusiastically to make our community better by collaborating with students to help them find purpose of educational incentives to succeed in life. BSGP also provides best advices to students needing help to choose career and help to individual those seeking to apply for financial aid and more.

On this recent educational program, BSGP was successful to bring students from different high middle schools and had them write about self or interest of topics they appeared to have. There was impressive number of participants who came from different schools to contribute this educational program. Our goal is to make individual, college ready students to succeed in their college life and this writing competition will help them give extra pace in their writing skills to improve their application essay for college. BSGP believed participants acknowledged the idea of essay competition was appealing to their creativity and heightened their writing skills and confidence to profound experience.

BSGP would like to thank individual student who took their time to join this competition and all the parents for guiding their kids to the computer center. We didn’t have 100 percent attendance of students who go to middle or high school but the number we had was impressive enough to encourage remaining students for future participants. We believe these participants are perfect role models for our community who will encourage our younger generation to participate in similar functions in future.

The result of the competition will be announced as soon as possible. Please bookmark this website to know if your essay was alluring to our judges or not. We will also post the couple best essays in this website. We thanked all our friends and volunteers who contributed this mission and made it successful. Our sincere thanks to Hilltop computer center for providing us enough computers and materials neede

The proposed Informational Meeting for Bellevue people took place as scheduled today the December 22, 2012 from 4:30 PM and continued until 7:00 PM at Tek Rimal’s residence and was attended by 21 people from Bellevue.

Ashok Gurung, Bala Gurung,Uma Gautam and KN Timsina spoke on many issues viz school kids,parents’ responsibilities, ESL and Civic Education,Youths,Health, Social and Cultural Norms,BCAP activities,etc.after Mr Rimal,the host of the meeting, briefed the gathering about what has been done so far and what is being done for the Bhutanese residents of Bellevue.

The meeting also nominated two other representatives to BCAP: Mr Kishan Gurung and Mr Gyan Bahadur Bista.The newest way of mass information being used by BCAP: Weekly Bulletin( a video news) was demonstrated to the people and all were provided with the website where they can go to watch the bulletin.

Bellevue people have requested BCAP for a volunteer to help them with Civic Education/ Citizenship Test Preparation classes.

December 16, 2012. Thanks Giving Party was organized for the particiapants and volunteers who put in their efforts to make the “Bhutanese Annual Musical and Cultural Event 2012” held on November 10, 2012. The program was planned during the first meeting og BCAP Cultural committee about the prigram.

The party was held at St. Annes Church, 400 Hoodridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. The Party was also attended by ESL students of Castle shannon and Americorps members.

There were about 20 different food items including both Bhutanese and American. BCAP thanks all those who volunteered to make such a wonderful food.

In addition to food, the party was a great fun with Music and dances.

The stills of the event can be found at our Facebook page. (Click Here to view it now). We will also upload the videos of the party at the later dates and post it to our Facebook wall.

General Meeting was held in Baldwin Whitehall Library today in two Phases. First Phases started at 10:30 am till 12:00 and second phase started 12:30 till 2:30 pm. About 50 peoples were present in the meeting. The meeting was very informative on many topics covering, School(Head start, Elementary, Middle School and High School), Integration to the mainstream society, Community Disciplines, Youths and Students, Housing, Updates about BCAP etc. Question answer session were done at the end of the meeting.

Everyone was exited to hear about a lot of useful information. Main focus of the meeting was to address our population to be friendy to the neighbor in response to possible disturbance to the neighbors unknowingly.

Same day another meeting of the current members was help in Mt.Oliver. The meeting was focussed in finding a date for mass meeting and build a new office bearers for BCAP. Everyone suggested a pocket meeting at all the 16 locations where our populations are settled.

Another purpose was to distribute the workloads to follow up with different Advisors.

The tentative dates and times for the different locations were set as follows. More details and any changes on the time and venue will be updated.

December 29, 2012(Carrick+Brentwood)-(12-2pm)=Oasis coffee center, 1912 Brownsville Road
December 29, 2012(Mt Oliver)-(9:30-11:30)=500 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
December 22, 2012(Belleview)-4:30pm=Belleview
January 5, 2013(Greentree)=venue and time is not fixed yet
January 12, 2013(Leland Point)=venue and time is not fixed yet
January 20, 2013(Sewickley)=venue and time is not fixed yet
January 26, 2012(Sharpsburgh)=venue and time is not fixed yet
Castle Shannon-not fixed yet

Mass meeting will be fixed either for Feb 17 or Feb 24 as per the availability of the hall. It will be notified when fixed.

We have discussed about speding 2 hours a week for our community. It was a long discussion about what we have done so far, and our advisory members who have decided to help our community in different ways. Looking forward if anyone can come to voluteer to follow up with any of these advisory member as of your interes

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh organized Cultural and Musical event 2012. We had artists from nine different cities.
1. Manchester, New Hampshire Dance Crew 25 in number.
2. Scranton, PA dance crew 8 dancers
3. Arjun Rasaily from Columbus, OH
4. Amber Subba from Akron, OH
5. Folk Singer Hari Poudel from Kentwood, Michigan
6. Gopi Rasaily from Riverdale, Maryland.
7. Ram Gurung and Birkha Guragain from Atlanta, GA
8. The locals and
9. the popular Napali Snger – Aim Baral
We nearly had 1000 audiences. The program started from 6.00 pm and lasted upto 10.30 pm. We found many smiling faces among the audiences that day and felt we did something great. Some of our audiences were a bit over excited and was little more emotional over times.
Singer Aim Baral was very charming and he was very happy to see our Bhutanese Artists performing so beautifully. Time and again he was asking audiences to accompany the local artists saying the real hidden artists were within themselves. He said, “This is the largest number of audiences I ever have performed in front in America”
As said, we Bhutanese Community of Pittsburgh planned to present pure Bhutanese Artists however to make more inclusive we planned to bring renowned Nepali Artists, Aim Baral. Remarkably, Aim Baral was very cooperative, friendly and our children benefitted a lot from him since they were taught the singing techniques by him for hours.
For more details you may visit at www.bhutanesecap.org and our face book page http://www.facebook.com/BhutaneseCAP
Our program was aimed at fund raising for BCAP, bringing Bhutanese artists together and to make our gloomy faces smile.
We had over 25 guests from Different aid agencies.
For Pictures visit: Facebook Album

On the occasion of Vijahya Dashami 2069, Durga Puja is being celebrated in 1551 Bevan Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. It just for one day hence all are requested to make it today it self.

Bhajan Kirtan will start at 6 pm

May the festival shower the blessing of peace, joy, and prosperity in your life in every way and fills your world of Happiness making your each day a wonderfully Exciting!

Sponsors:
Barsha Jewelers – $400.00
Taste of Nepal-$400.00
Mr. Hemraj Mishra $35
Mr.Kishor Pradhan $25
Mr.Narad Phuyel $10
Mr.Padam Mainali $10
Mr.Ashok Gurung and Family $ 21
Mr. R.N. Pokharel $2
Shyam Khanal $21.00
om Chuwan $10.00
Bhola Phuyel $5.00
Damber Timsina $8.00
Khada Koirala $10.00
Laxmi N Timsina $11.00
Narayan Phuyel $10.00
Bhakta M Dhital $$6.00
Bhagawati P Kafley $5.00
Dilli R Timsina $5.00
Yam Khitawada $5.00
Dambari Bista $10.00a
Dom N Dhital $5.00
Radhika Homagain $5.00
Jay Shah(Cricket Mobile) $51.00
T. B Gurung $20.00
Krishna Lal $5.00
Jay N Sharma $5.00
Indra Timsina $5.00
Krishna Bhattarai$6.00
Tulashi Rimal $11.00
Saraswoti Guragain $10.00
Raghunath Pyakurel $5.00
Dhan Chhetri $5.00
Kailash Chhetri $5.00
Krishna Phuyel $5.00
Uma Gautam $5.00
Indra Ghimere $10.00
Rekha Chuwan $5.00
Kul Phuyel $3
Sabitra Phuyel $5
Naina Phuyel $5
KN timsina $25
Dal Gurung $5
Sancha rai $15
Devi Katel $100

All the Veti Contribution for the Puja Ceremony have been included.