Musical Programme “ Fusion 2012”
A Nepalese cultural Programme “Fusion 2012” was organised on the occasion of New Year 2012 on 9th January 2012 at Best Western Summerhill Hotel, Aberdeen. The most popular singers of Nepal Nabin K. Bhattarai and the legendary singer Deep Shrestha with their five musicians have performed first Live Nepalese Concert in Aberdeen. Nepalese community in and around Aberdeen highly enjoyed this programme.
Himalayan Film Festival 2012
Five Nepalese films and documentaries were screened. Those were Oscar nominated and Eric Valli directed ‘Caravan’, Bhusan Dahal directed ‘Kagbeni’, Neasa Ni Chianain directed ‘Fairy Tale of Kathmandu’, Mohan Mainali directed ‘Pune’s Trousers’ ‘ and Deepak Rauniyar directed ‘Threshold(Chaukath)’. The program has received huge applause from the participants. Dr. Hilary Homans, Director of CSID, Aberdeen said that this programme has been able to share Nepalese culture and traditions to wider Scottish community and it should be continued every year.
- Programme Name: Himalayan Film Festival 2012
- Co-organiser: Centre for Sustainable International Development (CISD), University of Aberdeen
- Date: 21st March, 2012, 22nd March, 2012 and 23rd March, 2012
- Venue: New Kings 10, University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen (21st and 22nd March); Polwarth Auditorium, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill(23rd March)
- Programme Objectives: To promote Nepalese culture and traditions by showing representative Nepalese movies
- Beneficiaries: Wider Scottish communities interested in Nepalese culture and traditions and Nepalese community
- Total Participants: Around 250
Mega Cultural Event 2012
Mega Cultural Event was one of the biggest events organised by ONCW. We feel honoured by the performance of one of the top Nepalese celebrities Superstar Actor Rajesh Hamal. Likewise, popular comedians from Nepal, Deepak Raj Giri and Deepashree Niraula showed their outstanding performance. Similarly, the mass entertained by the performance of singer Himal Sagar and other local Nepalese artists of Aberdeen.
- Programme Name: Mega Cultural Event 2012
- Date: 28th April 2012
- Venue: Cummings Park Community Centre, AB16 7AS, Aberdeen
Nepal Promotional Event 2012
ONCW was one of the co-organisor of Nepal Promotional Event organised by Nepalese Embassy, London.
This programme was well attended by the local and business community, Charity organisations working in Nepal including Nilupul, Nepal trust, Nepalese Diaspora; also included Lord Provost of Aberdeen. The ambassador of Nepal to UK Dr. Suresh C. Chalise and Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam jointly inaugurated the function by illuminating the lamp in a traditional Nepalese Pala. In his keynote speech, ambassador dwelt on the historic yet special relations with Scotland. On the occasion, the Lord Provost welcomed the Nepalese ambassador to the city of Aberdeen and applauded the Scotland-Nepal relations. He highlighted the similarities between two countries in terms of social characteristics and mountainous landscapes.
The famous Nepali music band KUTUMBA also performed live music show during the program. On the occasion, stall was set up to demonstrate various facts of Nepal and Nepalese handicrafts made in Nepal. The event, aimed to highlight various facets of Nepal’s tourism, fundamentally focused on the archaeological significance of Lord Buddha’s birthplace Kapilbastu in Lumbini and the Great Himalaya Trail.
- Programme Name: Nepal Promotional Event 2012
- Date: 15 Sept 2012
- Venue Arts Lecture Theatre, Kings College, Old Aberdeen, University of Aberdeen
- Programme Objectives: To promote Nepalese Culture/Tradition and Nepal tourism
- Beneficiaries: Wider Scottish Community, Nepalese community
- Total Participants: Around 300
Nepali Movie Show “Tulashi”
A premiere show of”Tulashi” movie was organised on 8th September 2012 at Lecture Theatre, Polwarth Building, University of Aberdeen in order to promote Nepalese culture and raise fund for “AMA GHAR” Kathmandu Nepal. Tulashi is one of the good movies of Nepal, which has been recently recognised as a “Special Film” from Film Development Board, Ministry of Information and Communications Nepal. After a long gap, famous musician Ranjet Gajmer has provided melodious music in this film. The film has been successfully screened in USA, Canada, Australia and other parts of Europe. The director of this film Mr Shankar Ghimire interacted with audiences during the programme.
TIHAR MUSICAL NITE 2012
Tihar Musical Nite programme was organised on the auspicious occasion of Tihar on 10th November 2012 at Cummings Park Community Centre, Aberdeen . Tihar, also known as “festival of lights” is one of the most dazzling of all Hindu festivals. Famous Nepalese Actress Rejina Uprety, popular Nepalese singers Abinash Ghising and Reshma Sunuwar showed their performance and entertained Nepalese community. Likewise, Nepalese cultural dances and songs were performed by local artists.
Ram Krishna Dhakal Sanjh 2012
On the festive occasion of Christmas and New Year, ONCW organised special Nepalese musical Programme Ram Krishna Dhakal Sanjh on 13th December in Aberdeen. A very talented and popular singer of Nepal, Ram Krishna Dhakal presented around 20 popular songs, which include from patriotic song to modern songs. Another Singer Himal Sagar also performed his popular tracks. The programme was highly appreciated by Nepalese community in and around Aberdeen.