Ghya-Chaaku Sanlhu with Yomari

London – 27th January 2013

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) marked one of the most important traditions from the Newah culture, “Ghya-Chaaku Sanlhu”
by organizing a fun-filled event at Abbey Estate Association Hall, Alperton, with light music and dance. Also known as
Maaghey-Sankranti, the festival was celebrated with traditional delicacies like haamu-gwaaraa (seasame ball), sanyaa (anchovies),
samye-baji (beaten rice with soyabean and ginger), chhwoyelaa (meat cuisine) and seasonal vegetables. Members of PPGUK
community also prepared Yomari (steamed rice-bread filled with molasses) at the venue in order to observe the recent festival of
Yomari Punhi.

The event was graced by the presence of PPGUK founder member and President of Board of Trustees Mahanta Bahadur Shrestha,
founder members Arjun Pradhan and Shashidhar Manandhar, BOT Vice President Kapil Shrestha and BOT member Kumar Shrestha.

Conceived by Om Pradhan, the event was participated by more than one hundred guests and around fifteen active volunteers.
It also included a musical section presented by artists from PPGUK community which was highly appreciated. PPGUK Culture Secretary
Suresh Shrestha, members Deepa Shrestha and Yubika Maharjan performed cultural dances at the event. Renowned singer Yogeshwor
Amatya made a pleasant appearance at the event which concluded with a Bingo played by almost all present at the venue.

For more photos from the event, please click here.