Health Walk Initiatives in Nepalese Community
Path for All has supported ONCW to organise Nepalese Community Health Walk in Aberdeen. We have organised 19 health walk activities. Initially we have planned to organise 8-10 health walk. Our awareness session had made positive impact on community and we were able to conduct 19 health walk activities from September 2013 to March 2014. . From 22nd Decemeber 2013, we have organised regular weekly health walks every Saturday morning at 11am.
A health walk is a purposeful walk undertaken on a regular basis to improve health. A health walk is led by a trained volunteer (and the route has been risk assessed), less than an hour long and has a short warm up at the start, followed by a brisk walk and then a short cool down at the end. All participants (over 18) are covered from Health Walk insurance.
Development Grant from Climate Challenge Fund
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) awarded development grant worth £750 in the first week of September 2013 to develop a proposal on carbon footprint reduction activities in Nepalese community in Aberdeen. Activities including focus group discussion, questionnaire survey and advice from experts conducted to develop a proposal. A full proposal was submitted to CCF at the end of September.
Teej 2013 with famous folk singer Sunita Dulal
A special programme on the auspicious occasion of Teej 2013 was organised on 3rd September 2013 at St Clements Church, Mastrick Drive, Aberdeen. Teej festival is specially celebrated by women for wellness of their spouse. The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. Famous folk singer Sunita Dulal entertained the mass by singing famous teej and folk songs. The event was free for female and visitor parents including food. The Honorary Consul General of Nepal in Scotland Mrs Sunita Poddar was the chief guest of this programme. Nepalese Takeway and Restaurant Business Aberdeen sponsored the programme and food was sponsored by Mount Everest Tandoori, Blackburn, Aberdeen.
International Poetry Programme
International poetry programme was organised on 6th April 2013 in Aberdeen. This programme was jointly organised by ONCW in association with International Nepalese Academy, UK and Somnath Sharma Memorial Trust UK.
In this programme more than two dozens poets from Nepal, UK, France, Ireland, USA, Russia, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Israel and Afghanistan presented their poems. Poets recite their poems attending the programme or connecting through Skype/mobile. Mr. Jiba Lamichhane, President of Non Residential Nepalese Association, Central Committee praised the efforts of organisers by bringing several Nepalese poets living abroad in a common platform. The programme was also transmitted live through online radio Radio ONCW.
Satya Swaroop Sanjh 2013
On the auspicious occasion of Tihar Festival, a Nepalese musical programme “Satya Swaroop Sanjh 2013” was organised on 3rd November 2013 at Ashgrove Lounge, 69-71 Powis Terrace. Famous singer of Nepal Satya Raj Acharya and Swaroop Raj Acharya performed their latest musical tracks. The programme was organised in support of Bhakta Raj Acharya Foundation.