17th March, 2019 – Farnborough
After a successful Ranjana Lipi Workshop a week before in London, Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) Aldershot organised its first ever Ranjana Lipi Workshop under the coordination of PPGUK Board of Trustees. The event took place at Gurkha Security Services in Farnborough amidst a participation of 28 enthusiasts of Nepalbhasha and script from different age groups.
The workshop started with Vice President of PPGUK BOT Mr Keshab Shrestha welcoming the participants. President of PPGUK London Mr Sanyukta Shrestha gave an introduction of Ranjana lipi and its importance for South Asian culture and history. Culture Secretary of PPGUK London Ms Pranisha Shakya took the audience through the vowels and consonants of Ranjana script.
Mr Sanyukta Shrestha and Ms Pranisha Shakya assisted participants in using various writing mediums like flat marker pens and fountain pens with specially cut nibs. They helped the participants to write “Pasa Puchah Guthi” and their individual first names in Ranjana script. At the end, participants quizzed through various common Nepalbhasha words and surnames written in Ranjana script which they enthusiastically took part in.
The event concluded by handing over of certificates of participation to all. The workshop had graceful presence of PPGUK Aldershot executive Mr Parashuram Badagami and PPGUK BOT executive Mr Shibaji Shrestha. The event was mainly notable for nearly half the participation being women and youth who form the priority sectors within the cultural community.