While we are now done with summer of Melas here in Britain, I wanted to know how it went for you this time.
Did you enjoy the London Mela, one of the biggest Summer Asian Mela in London? Nepal also officially participated this year in the London Mela for the second time.
And what about our very own Nepali Mela? I am sure many of you attended the Nepali Mela.
Besides, there were lot of gatherings around the UK related to different Samajs (communities) this summer. Did you participate in any of them and how did that go? (Our comments section is open for you to share)
As for me, although I skipped most of the invited community gatherings, I attended some hugely participated ones including Gulmi Samaj Bhela and our Nepali Mela 2011. I have already shared my experience of attending the Gulmi Samaj Bhela and here I bring you details on the Nepali Mela that took place here in London.
Nepali Mela is the most popular event taking place in London, UK that attracts thousands from Nepali Communities here. Organised by
Organised by Tamudhee UK, the event is hosted yearly showcasing several Nepali traditions, customs, talents, food and lot more. Tamudhee UK, one of the leading Nepali Communities in the UK, has branches which it calls “units” all over the UK where a significant population of Nepalis are based.
This annual meet of the organisation takes an outsized form due to its huge participation and is termed to be Nepali Mela.
Having participated in the earlier version of Nepali Mela that took place last year around same time, this was nothing new to me, at least not the format and the way it’s celebrated.
Also because of that, I found it safe to skip some hours of its introductory part. I didn’t miss the much anticipated cultural part of the event. Inter-community dance competition and folk singer Khadga Garbuja were the major attractions of the Mela. Here are some of the images and videos that I managed to capture.
Inter-community dance competition and folk singer Khadga Garbuja were the major attractions of the Mela. Here are some of the images and videos that I managed to capture.
Nepali events and fairs like this one in Nepali Diasporas will definitely help promote the country and relationships among Nepalis in the UK.
As organisers put it, “the fair was helpful in enhancing cordial relationship among various Nepali organisations and promoting Nepal tourism”. What do you say?