Nepal Night in Christchurch, New Zealand
Saturday 8th of Sept 2012, the Non-Resident Nepali Association New Zealand and Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society of Canterbury Inc. (NNZFS) jointed organised a cultural plus fundraising event. This Nepal Night Fundraising Event was held at Templeton Community Hall (Christchurch) in Support of Samata School System in Nepal, also known as Bamboo Schools. The organising team was very pleased to receive highly positive feedback from many guests and members of our own society. Around 400 Nepali and Non-Nepali guests attended the event. Main attractions of the night were live Nepali cultural performances, traditional Nepali food and Nepali arts and crafts for display and also for sale. The net saving of this charity event has been around $7000. Mr. Mark Inglis (Patron, NNZFS), Mrs Mellisa Lee (MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary for Ethnic Affairs), Dr Rod Karr (Vice Chancellor of the University of Canterbury) and Prof. David Simmons from Lincoln University (Patron of Nepal NZ Alumni Association) were our honorary guests of the event.