More than 200 Bhutanese gathered in the Sir James Mitchell Park, which overlooks the beautiful Swan River and Perth City in Western Australia yesterday to celebrate the 110th National Day.

The Association of Bhutanese in Perth (ABPI) and the Bhutanese community hoisted the traditional Bhutanese tent gifted by the His Majesty The King through the office of Gyalpoi Zimpon to the park.

About 40 local and international guests joined the celebration. The consul general of the Consulate General of India in Perth, Amit Kumar Mishra, graced the event as the chief guest. Other guest included from faculty Murdoch University, Stanley International College, Skills Australia Institute, government agencies, WA Labor and friends and supporters of Bhutanese and Bhutan.

The ABPI is honoured and humbled by the support it received and the successful conduct of the special event at a perfect window of good weather on a harsh weather forecast of the day.

The ABPI president, Lekey Tshering said that ABPI and Bhutanese community in Perth are able to celebrate the auspicious day very successfully on very harsh weather condition forecast because of the blessings from triple-gem, guardian deities and because of the auspiciousness of the day.

Staff reporter