The Canterbury Nepalese Society (CNS), which was established in 2015, held its Annual General Meeting on February 6, electing a new executive member committee. While Bishnu Pokhrel was re-elected as the president and Bishal Sapkota as the secretary, Dhurva Khanal and Khimananda Rijal have been given the responsibility of vice-presidentship. The event also saw various traditional Nepalese dance performances followed by delicious Nepalese food.
Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society of Canterbury (NNZFSC)
Meanwhile, another Nepalese community group in Christchurch, the Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society Inc. (NNZFS), which was established in 2002, organised a cricket tournament—NNZFSC Panthi Cup Cricket—between various Nepalese cricket teams in Christchurch on January 15.
Apart from trophies for the winning team, the man-of-the-match winners also received free passes to the organisation's first-ever Nepali Yuwa Saanjh being organised on February 25. NNZFSC is hosting the event in collaboration with the Gorkhali Football Club.