Brampton: The City of Brampton has awarded Canadian Newa Guthi with “Long term Service Award 2019” under the Citizens Awards.
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown handed over the award to Guthi’s President Prakash Pradhan.
Canadian Newa Guthi, a not for profit organization, was established in 2005 in Brampton with the objectives of promoting Newah culture.
Over time, Canadian Newa Guthi has conducted various activities like Free Tax file service for low income families which includes Bhutanese community too and new comers, health awareness programs, new comer services and so on directly benefitting local communities.
Similarly, Guthi has also coordinated with Toronto University, Broke University and Ryerson University in conducting programs like showcasing Newah culture, teaching the Newah language, and conducting studies on socio-economic and health status of Nepalese people.
Besides these programs, Guthi has been conducting various Newah traditional events like ‘Samebaji and Traditional Dance’, Mhapooja and Yamarhi Punhi. In 2018 and 2019, the City of Brampton had supported the “ Samebaji and Traditional Dance Program”.
The different programs organized by Guthi has helped enrich the cultural diversity of Brampton city. Similarly, Guthi’s General Secretary Bimal Shrestha has also been awarded “Long Term Service Award 2020” by he City of Brampton. Mayor Patrick Brown presented the award to Mr. Shrestha.
Mr. Shrestha is a founder member of Canadian Newa Guthi and has been serving as General Secretary of the Guthi since 2008. Councillor Martin Mediros was also present at the informal Program.