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Mon Maya laid to rest in peace

Published on Oct 20 2009 // Main News
People gather around the cemetry where Mon Maya is laid to rest. <i>Photo:Neesan</i>

People gathered at the cemetery to pay the last tribute to late Mon Maya .Photo/Neesan

Adelaide, October 20: The funeral ceremony of Late Mon Maya Ghimirey has been completed Tuesday at the Enfield Memorial Park, on the 13th day of her demise.

Pastor Jude began the services at 1:15 PM while the recorded message from Pastor Gopi Chandra Silwal from Sanischare refugee camp in Nepal, where Mon Maya was resettled from, was played during the ceremony.

A group of youths from the Bhutanese community sang a choir wishing peace for the departed soul. Jogen Gazmere, a senior community member, spoke about the brief life history of the late Mon Maya.

Around 200 Bhutanese including her children, other community members, school teachers and well wishers were present to bid farewell to the late Mon Maya  with flowers and scarfs at her burial. Officials from the service providers like Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia (MRCSA), Anglicare and Family SA were also present at the ceremony.

Although the Coroner’s Office ,which is investigating into the death of Mon Maya Ghimirey, had released her body on Wednesday after the post mortem, the funeral processing was done as per the schedule of the cemetery.

The children of the late Mon Maya are still under the temporary shelter of Gauri Giri while some community members are volunteering to assist them.

Meanwhile the Bhutanese Community in South Australia submitted a petition to the Government of Australia through DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) to start the process of resettlement of the relatives of the late Mon Maya to join the children as soon as possible.

Ichha Poudyel

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