Bhutanese in Kentucky organized
Kentucky, April 20, 2009: Bhutanese who have been resettled in in Kentucky area has announced the formation of Bhutanese Society of Kentucky on April 11.
According to them, the society aims to help each other for preserving social and cultural values as a heritage of Bhutanese society. Seven representatives from each settlement locations were selected to draw complete structure and develop guidelines of operation of the society which met in Bardstown forest on April 17 to discuss over the appropriate ways of functioning and activities to conduct.
Jiwan Bista, Buddha Dhakal, Bishnu Pokhrel, Om Dhungel, Tika Adhikari and Goma Koirala held discussions to chalk out an appropriate structural frame work and guiding principles of the society.
The society targets to maintain a cohesive Bhutanese society in Kentucky while assisting to preserve and promote the cultural heritages based on religious and cultural freedom. It keeps the objective of developing a network of relationships among all Bhutanese settled in US, Australia, and Europe and also with other social organizations in US. An eleven-member ad-hoc executive committee is proposed and finalized to function at present.