Women's Gathering Women love to gather, discuss and decide the skill development projects for themselves
Teej Celebration Taking a pose for a group picture after a celebration is what the women love most during Teej
Cultural Dance These little girls have begun to learn the charm of Nepali songs and dances
HS Graduates holding the certificate of recognition from BCS BCS issued the certificate of recognition to all the youths in syracuse who completed the HS degree.
Participating in a cultural event These young women are ever ready to rock the floor; songs and dances are always a part of every festivals.
World Refugee Day Celebration 2012 Culturally, Bhutanese-Nepalis are always eager to present themselves in the service of others regardless of whether they will be benefitted from it. In the WRD celebration 2011, hundreds of people were preparing and serving to the non-Bhutanese people different Nepali food items.
Bhutanese-Nepali women at ESL Classes Whether it is at the learning center or anywhere, Bhutanese-Nepalese women seem sharing the unique cultural aspects to the youngsters. They are having fun at the ESL center while playing Balan, a typical Nepali dance performed on special occasions.
A typical Hindu Marriage A bride cladded in typical Nepali Dress, red Sari and a tika-rice with curd in a fore head; also seen here is her groom with Nepali maalaa and dhaka topi
ESL participants ESL participants seem relaxed after learning almost 100 civic questions from their teachers. However, they are always eager to learn more, and never give up until they learn what they are supposed to.
A graduation day These young high school graduates had a long journey-the one that started in Bhutan, later in the refugee camp in Nepal and eventually in the USA. However, there is still a long way to go.
Older folks at ESL Class There is no age level for education. These old folks need to learn at least some civic questions-a path to the citizenship.
Learning English The path is difficult but not impossible. The more is learnt, better it would be. The goal is to learn and write in English.
Need of more English Many of the Bhutanese-Nepalis never had a formal education. Some even do know how to write one's name. These English classes would certainly help them at least learn basics-name, date of birth, address and contact phone numbers.
Religious performance Hindu priests perform religious activities on different occasions. Hindu culture is very reach in different rites and rituals. From the birth until death, Hindus perform different religious practices.
Rishi Panchami Women perform a group Snan (Holy Bath) on the occasion of Rishi Panchami. The women participate in Snan to show respect and gratitude to the deeds of those ancient Rishis who devoted their lives for the cause of society. Women believe that Snan will wash away their mistakes and ill performances.
A group Puja it is typical for different women to gather together and perform group puja for the well being of themselves, their husbands and other relatives. Priests read holy books and chant mantras for the betterment of women.
A Puja continues Bhutanese-Nepali women are very religious minded. They fast often and devote themselves to the service of gods and goddesses.
Offering prayers It is a cultural practice. Offering prayers to Gods and Goddesses is believed to protect people at difficult times.
Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS), Inc., has announced the details of its annual day celebrations for the third week of March 2017.
BCS has been observing the annual day in March every year coinciding with the month of the arrival of the first family in Syracuse in March 2008. It has been customary to mark the BCS day with the highlights of the current and future activities of the organization, among many. However, it has been learnt that this year’s event will be observed in a different way.
Bhutanese Community in Syracuse (BCS), Inc. will resume the Nepali class in the first week of February 2017.
According to the statement issued by the education wing of BCS, the Nepali classes were suspended temporarily for few months. The classes will be offered for free to the community members especially to the students of elementary level.
The Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS), Inc. organized a get together for its community members with the intention of educating them on the voting procedure in the upcoming presidential election on November 8th.
The event entitled “Let’s Vote This Year” was organized at the office of BCS on October 22 at 2pm. According to the BCS board of directors, around thirty five new Americans took part in the discussion. The event was very successful as the participants got chance to learn ins and outs of the voting.
Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS), Inc., has partnered with Onondaga County Board Of Elections to organize a two hour long voting awareness session for its community members on Saturday, October 22 from 2pm.
According to the Board of Director of BCS, this get together entitled “Let’s Vote This Year” has been organized especially to the new citizens who are expected to vote in the presidential election in November. It has been learnt from the new citizens that they do not know how to cast the vote in a correct way. The event is expected to attract around 100 new citizens that have acquired the US citizenship through naturalization.
Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS) organized for its community members a one day trip to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in New Jersey in the third week of September 2016.
According to Ajaya Sapkota, Director of Religion and Culture, this trip was organized especially for the elderly people that have been confined in their residence and would not have been able to visit the temple otherwise.
Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS), Inc., and American Red Cross Society will be jointly organizing the blood Donation Camp on Friday, October 07, 2016 from 2pm to 7pm.
According to Bikash Regmi, the coordinator of the event, the blood donation camp has been organized for the first time within the Bhutanese-Nepalese community in Syracuse and it has been gladly anticipated by everyone.
Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS), Inc., distributed Farmer Market coupons to thirty five elderly people of the community on Wednesday, August 10 at the agency’s office at 710 Kirkpatrick St. The coupons were provided by the Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services.
According to Parsu Dhimal, Director of Social Service and Elders, a coupon worth 20 dollar was distributed to 35 elders over the age of sixty.
Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS), Inc. has announced the details of the Teej celebrations 2016.
According to the Women and Children department of BCS, the celebrations will take place on September 3rd from 11am. The celebration will be similar to the last year with dances and songs from different people from within the community.
“We have a plan to include four dances this time”, added Mrs. Kiran Gautam that the participants are required to submit their names by the 14th of this month.
Bhutanese Community In Syracuse (BCS), Inc. has invited all community members for a general meeting in the first week of June 2016.
The mass meeting targeted to all Bhutanese-Nepalese residing in Syracuse will be conducted in two dates. The first meeting will be held on June 04 from 5pm onwards. The meeting has been expected to continue for two hours.
Bhutanese Community in Syracuse (BCS), Inc will be hosting an event entitled “Let’s Get Together” and screen the movie “Rato Ghar” on April 10 (Sunday) from noon until 0400pm at Franklin Elementary School.
The community members will get a chance to meet and greet Suraj Subba Nalbo, a noted Nepali film maker as well. In the first part of the show, the audiences will be thrilled to watch a very unique performances of artists from within BCS.