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Australian Bhutanese donate for Beldangi fire victims

Published on Apr 08 2009 // Main News

Melbourne, April 08, 2009: The recently resettled Bhutanese in Australia, with support from the local communities in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia with backing by local newspaper Bordermail, have launched drive to generate some donation for Beldangi II fire victims.

According to information given by Parsuram Luitel, they have already collected around AUS$3000 and are waiting few more organization and well wishers to deposit their donation.

Nepalese organizations and business in Melbourne has been very keen to support and raise the money. Some of them are Gurkhas Institute of Technology, Gurkhas Restaurant, Help Nepal Network, NAFA, Yeti Soccer clubs and Melbourne Chautari and Nepalese Association of Victoria.

Local TAFE institute has taken a challenge to match up the donation of AUS$620 collected earlier by resettled Bhutanese there for Victorian Bushfire victims and send the similar amount to Bendalgi II fire victims.

Hema Adhikari from Albury says students shed tears and cried in her class when she explained the situation at Beldangi and very soon filled the donation box. The money will be sent to Nepal before Easter break.

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