Nepali Community Marks International Women’s Day 2020


TORONTO:  Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Canada, in collaboration with Nepalese Canadian Community Services, recently observed the International Women’s Day 2020  in Toronto with a variety of programs. After the traditional lighting of the lamp, Ms. Parba Shree Gurung , a nonagenarian and  senior most woman of the Nepalese community, expressed her happiness to be able to attend  the event and wished peace, progress and prosperity for all.

MP Hon. Salma Zahid shed  light on the  role of women to make the society better and happier. She also shared her struggle in Canada as a woman and urged all women to continue their attempts to make  their family, community and country prosperous.

Another guest, MPP Hon. Doly Begum elucidated on the equality and rights of women. She also emphasized on the need of continued effort of people to make society  a better place. Key note speaker and successful entrepreneur Ms. Nima McIhininerry explained her struggle to succeed in her entrepreneurial path. NRNA Canada President Chiranjibi Ghimire highlighted on the importance of observing International women’s Day.

Ms. Parba Shree Gurung , a nonagenarian member of the Nepalese community lights the traditional lamp.

A host of speakers including, Ms. Pramila Basnet of   NRNA ICC, Ms. Bimala Sapkota, the Youth coordinator of North Americas, Executive  Director of CASSA Ms. Samya Hasan, Employment Specialist Ms. Preet Kiran Sandhu of Skills for Change threw light on women empowerment, generation equality and women’s rights.

Various women of the community were felicitated  at the program for their contribution to the community which was  organized by NRNA Canada President Chiranjibi Ghimire and NCCS President Bidur K.C.

The  program was chaired by NRNA Canada  Women’s Affairs  Coordinator Sujata Gurung where as Ms. Jamuna Gurung and Ms. Beena Berma of organizing committee delivered welcome speech and vote of thanks respectively. Guests were entertained by local artists performing instrumental music, dance and reciting poems.


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