Last year, Corona’s terror forced the Nepali sisters to stay indoors during the Haritalika Teej festival. Teej in Switzerland
In Europe, however, outbreaks of corona have not been completely controlled, but vaccinated people have begun to gather.
As a result, the expatriate Nepali sisters have also started gathering openly with the arrival of Teej. At the height of last year, Nepali sisters were locked up in Switzerland. But this time, they have welcomed the green tea with dance songs and jubilation.
On Sunday, in Staufen, Aargau Canton, Switzerland, Nepali sisters dressed in red and celebrated with songs and music. The Non-Resident Nepali Association Women’s Forum Switzerland has created favorable to celebrate Teej this time as well. NRNA Switzerland helped to complete the program. This is the first time since the Corona Pandemic that the event has been held in Switzerland in the presence of nearly a hundred people.
For the first time in history, NRN’s Switzerland had a female leader this year. Led by Shubh Elmer Lama, the association included second-generation Nepalis in the program with the intention of inculcating the importance and lifestyle of Teej in the youth as well. “We got a chance to gather like this a long time after Corona’s panic. This presence of the community has further inspired us, ”said Elmer.
ICC member Seema Gautam spoke about the importance of Teej. She said that this love of Nepali sisters for their festivals and culture abroad will always keep them close to Nepal. The program was moderated by Champa Rukstul Gyawali, Women’s Forum Coordinator, NRNA Women’s Forum Switzerland.
Artist Sangeeta Pun from Portugal performed a dance to the song Barilai. Saban Mahat sang Lali Guras Ajambari. Artist Nirmala Dangol performed a dance in a Phul Butte Sari. The organizers had also arranged rates for the participants on the occasion of Teej.