by Oneida County History Center
UTICA – Bhutan is a multicultural country whose people speak a variety of languages and was a place of relative tranquility until the mid-1980s. The government’s adoption of the ‘One Nation, One People Policy’ displaced more than 100,000 Bhutanese Nepali whose language, culture, and traditions differed from those of the Buddhist ruling elites. Bhutan effectively started forcing all Lhotshampas out of the country in 1992; Bikash and Kumari Regmi were among the thousands who fled to Nepal.
Bikash and Kumari Regmi will share the story of their journey of 7611 miles from Bhutan to Utica. They will discuss their experiences as refugees in Nepal for nearly 17 years, their search for opportunity and education, and their new lives in Utica today. Please read the attached press release for more information.
This program takes place in the center’s main gallery on Monday, June 5 starting at5:30 PM.
The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for additional information.