Danish Bhutanese announce community org
October 24, 2010: Exiled Bhutanese resettled in Denmark have formally announced their community organization – Association of Nepali Speaking Bhutanese in Denmark (ANSBD) – on October 23.
In their attempt to form organization, the first meeting was held on July 10 this year in Silkiborg. The second gathering on Saturday in Middelfart, attended by 28 Bhutanese representing different kommunes and three Danish individuals, culminated with the formation of community organization ANSBD.
Purna Bahadur Dahal has been named president and Kamal Koirala as the vice president. Lal Bahadur Bista is treasurer while Thugten Dorjee Drukpa is the chief coordinator.
The gathering also named Kul Chandra, Tika Maya Tiwari, Lok Nath Gurung and Dal Bahadur Rai as four regional coordinators.
Similarly, Arjun Ghataney, Champa Rai, Bishnu Adhikari, Bhola Adhikari and Birkha Bahadur Bhandari have been elected as the member of advisory board of the organization.
ANSBD aims to support resettled Bhutanese to integrate into Danish society and to preserve the identity.