Canberra, Federation of Nepalese Community Associations of Australia (FeNCAA), which is a national coordinating body of Nepalese community organisations representing people of Nepalese origin residing in Australia, has taken the initiative to organise a community interaction program with Her Excellency Ms. Felicity Volk, Australian Ambassador to Nepal, last night at the Lakeside Gurkhas Restaurant in Canberra. Her Excellency is travelling to Australia for her Mid-Term Consultations with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra.
She is also meeting the leaders and members of the Nepalese community to find out any concerns or issues that the community may like to raise with the Australian government through her. FeNCAA President Dr. Krishna Hamal welcomed Her Excellency, Ms. Volk, to the interaction program and also thanked her for her valuable time given to the Nepalese community of Canberra to share their issues and concerns.
The interaction program was attended by 45 leaders representing different community organisations and businesses that includes Ashish Devkota, President of Australia-Nepal Friendship Society, Santosh Malla, President of Sanatan Samaj Australia, Yubaraj Khaniya, Canberra Nepalese Volleyball Club, Adarsha Jung Pandey, President of Overseas Nepalese Sports Meet, Dipak Pandey, President of Nepalese Society Queanbeyan, Deepak Hamal, President of Nepal Kala, Sanskriti and Sahitya Pratisthan Canberra, Lalit Malla, President of Nepali People’s Coordination Committee ACT, Ashok Basnet, Vice President of NRNA Australia, Mahata Chapagain, Vice President of Australia-Nepal Friendship Society, Manju Nepal, Vice President of Nepal Kala, Sanskriti and Sahitya Pratisthan Canberra, Raju Babu Adhikari, General Secretary of NRNA Australia, Bikram Subedi, Deputy Coordinator of NRNA Australia, Chandra Tiwari, Deputy Youth Coordinator of NRNA Australia, Kashi Bhusal, Secretary of NRNA Australia ACT, Basu Chapagain, Secretary of Sanatan Samaj Australia, Yuba Poudel, Treasurer of Australia-Nepal Friendship Society, Karma Lama, Founder of Tamang Ghedung Canberra, Dr. Durga Dutta Kandel, Advisor FeNCAA and Patron ONSM, Basant Bhatta, NCC Member of NRNA Australia, Khusbu Neupane, Former President of Australia-Nepal Friendship Society, Chudamani Sapkota, Former Vice President of NRNA Australia, Binod Raj Ghimire, Former Vice President of Australia-Nepal Friendship Society and other community leaders including Bhagirath Sapkota, Tanuja Subedi, Ramkrishna Karki, Prakash Parsia, Bibek Lohani, Ishwor Koirala, Kamal Kuwar, Abhisek Uprety, Ajay Poudel, Ganesh Kharel, Raju Pathak, Goma Pathak, Hemu Bhandari, Samir Acharya, Santosh Baral, Ritesh Kumar and Biva Niraula.
Her Excellency has planned to meet the leaders and members of the Nepalese community in Australia’s other major cities through the Office of Nepalese Honorary Councillor Generals.
It is stated in the media release issued by FeNCAA.