Mha Puja Nhu Dhan Nepal Sambat 1127 (2006)

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK organised Mha Puja and New Year Nepal Sambat Celebrations 1127 on Monday 23rd October 2006 at Ealing Town Hall, West London with great devotion and commitment towards our Newah tradition and culture.

More than 500 witnessed this extravaganza and was graced by Chief Guest, Charge d’ Affairs of the Embassy of Nepal, Mr Dipendra Pratap Bista, Mayor of Ealing, Mrs Dainne Pagan, Rt Honorary Subash Nembang, all MPs from Nepal, Hon Ram Chandra Poudel, Hon Pradeed Nepal, Hon Mahendra Pandey, Hon Tek Bdr Chokhyal, Hon Ananda Pd Dhungana, Dr Minendra Risal, Dr Om Gurung, Mrs Shashi Shrestha Mr Krishna Mahara and various heads of organisations in UK.

Mha Puja Celebration began with a welcome speech by the President, Mr Arjun Pradhan,
The launch of Mha Puja Cd tiltled Nhu Dhan ya Bhintuna by the  Mayor of Ealing, Mrs Dainne Pagan. PPG UK The track was sung by reknowned singers from Nepal Prabesh Man Shakya, Bhim Tuladhar, Prabin Man Shakya , Prashna Shakya and Rajani Dangol, lyrics and music by Pabitra Man Shakya.

We are very please to announce that our Mha puja Vcd/Dvd is also coming out soon too. The Fund raised from our Mha puja Vcd/Dvd and Mha Puja Cds will go to the PPG UK fund for establishment of PPG UK office. For this great effort, PPG UK is indebted to Nepalese Youth Club UK and  Mr Pabitra Man Shakya, Vice President and head of  Mha Puja committee Nhu Dhan 1127.

The annual publication called Guthi a magazine published for the Mha Puja/Nepal Sambat 1127 celebrations was also launched by the President of PPG UK..

The most gracious performance of the night, Chariya,(Shiva Dum) by the professional dancer, Mr Charan Pradhan spellbound everyone. Lakhe dance by Mr Binod Chipalu and great performances by multitalented Mr Sanam Kumar Bairag, beautiful songs and dances by talented artists were other attractions of the night which won everyone’s heart too.

Newah Bhoye with mouth watering authentic typical Newari food, (Thanks to Mr Bal Krishna Maharjan, Royal Nepal Restaurant), Samye baji, lapte bhoye, Choyela, Alu Choin, Aloo Achar, Dhaiu etc just added all the ingredients needed to have the perfect night to celebrate our Nhu Dhan in style.

Special thanks to our ex- founder member, great supporter of PPG UK, Mr Rameswor Singh Dangol for sponsoring all drinks and the first prize for the raffle, Galaxy TV especially Mr Bikash Devkota for covering all Mha Puja event, Mr Surendra Prasad Shrestha ,Nepalese Youth Club UK  and Nepali Samaj UK( Mr Sushil Singh) for taking pictures. We are also grateful other raffle prizes from Deurali Ltd,  Montys Ealing Broadway, Nepalese Tandoori Restaurant, Cinema tickets from Reema Shakya and McDonalds vouchers  from Om Pradhan.

Vote of thanks
Pabitra Man Shakya, Charan Pradhan, Binod Chipalu, Sanam Kumar Bairag, Nani Heera, Kevin Shrestha, Shamini Yogandran, Tribeni Gurung, Krishna Chhakhun, Binod Shrestha, Sabin Pradhan, Suman Kharel, Situ Kharel, Angela Singh Shrestha, Miya Maharjan, Preeti Kachyapati, Binu Hada, Anju Shrestha, , Manoj Tiwari, Bishi Rai, Khoseli Pariwar( Chadani Dakal), Krishna Manandhar, Gopal Manandhar, Pratibha Manandhar, Ramani Manandhar, Hom Paribag, Pallavi Shakya, Shamini, Cathy Manandhar, Nina Manandhar, Bandhana Pradhan and family, Anu Sthapit, Srijana Singh, Sarnila Singh,Leeha Ranbhandari, Pallavi Shakya, Ragini Shrestha, Surina Maharjan, Sharmila Singh, Ojesh Singh Layasutra Band(one of the most popular Band in UK)  and Mr Bishw Shahi for sound system.

Once again on behalf of PPG UK I would like to thank all contributors, caterers, sponsors, advertisers, artists, volunteers, all members and non members who took their valuable time and joined us in our effort to celebrate Mha Puja , Nepal Sambat 1127.
Sincere apology as due to constrain of time we couldn’t announce raffle draw please bear with us. We will be announcing it soon as possible. Also sincere apology if we missed anyone.

Manisha Dangol Shrestha
General Secretary