Mississauga: Canadian Newa Guthi recently organized a closing ceremony of ‘Bridging Canadian Nepalese Youth with New Nepalese Immigrants” project,a five month project funded by Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Speaking at the program chief guest MPP Vic Dhillon spoke about the importance of culture in strengthening diversity.
Consul General of Nepal Dr. Kunjar Sharma explained that Guthi was playing a wonderfulrole in maintaining Nepalese traditions and culture in Canada. Prof. Dr. Tom O’Neil of Brock University highlighted the importance of serving newcomers for their better settlement. Project coordinator Mr. Nabin Shrestha and task force committee member Dr. Rinjan Shrestha shared a progress report along with the challenges they faced. On behalf of the youth volunteers, Ms. Karina Shresthaspoke of how she developed her confidence level by involving herself in the project.
Other speakers included Prof. Dr. Tulsi Dharel of Centennial College, Dr. Hari Gurung, newcomerDinesh Malla,Anil Thapa, Guthi’s Vice president Uttam Makaju and General Secretary Bimal Shrestha.The program was chaired by Guthi’s president Prakash Pradhan. Guests were entertained by Nepalese folk musical band “Himalayan Vibes” and dance performances by youth volunteers.
A total of 24 youths had volunteered for the project.