6th October 2019, Central London
160 Londoners came together under the organisation of Pasa Puchah Guthi UK London, to observe the biggest Newah festival of Mohani Nakhah. They participated by flying kites at Primrose Hill park, playing traditional board games like Langur-Burjaa and enjoying the traditional feast on leaf plates, seated on the floor ‘Kuchhi Bhwoye’, which is to be had together with all family.
Artists from all age groups came together to present the best of their performances to a highly enthusiastic audience at Clarence Hall, Camden. Senior artist Madan Thapa opened the show with traditional tunes that offered the greetings of the season, while Raj Sayami rendered his original song ‘Khwaley Chhangu’.
While young dancer Biviya Shrestha delivered a mesmerising dance on ‘O Maicha Chhangu Mikha’, 7-year old Oneek Singh played selected pieces on piano to win the hearts of everyone. 10-year old Sanyojan Shrestha added Malashree tune to the festive ambience.
General Secretary Mr Sandeep Shrestha conducted Bhutimali or Kite-flying, and Langur-burjaa session along with Sports Joint secretary Mr Ashok Awal. Vice-President Ms Rukmani Manandhar offered a warm welcome to the guests and thanked all artists, volunteers and sponsors.
Vice-President Ms Menka Shrestha and Volunteer Ms Uttara Manandhar supervised the Bhwoye session. Ms Lisa Dali Shrestha and Ms Rosy Manandhar ushered the guests for Sinha and SamyeBaji by elderly members of the Guthi.
Pasa Puchah Guthi UK London President Mr Sanyukta Shrestha handed over certificates of appreciation to all artists. Pasa Puchah Guthi UK Board of Trustees President Mr Ojesh Singh felicitated Ms Ronali Amatya, Miss Nepal international 2018.
The next event of the Guthi, Mha Puja and Nhu Dan (New Year) Nepal Samvat 1140 celebration was announced for Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Oakington Manor Hall, Wembley.