Some facts about Char Bhanjyang

Hari Gurung


Char Bhanjyang literally means four passes between the hills that allow the crossing of mountain chain. Verily there isn’t such place called Char Bhanjyang but, it is just a name of social organisation.

Char Bhanjyang Tamu Samaj was founded with the aim of conserving & integrating tradition, culture and providing harmony and welfare to the Gurung community of these four bhanjyangs. The organisation comprises Lame, Thana, Bhangara and Dadra which are located in south of Parbat district and lie in the arms of the snow crested Annapurna Massif and can be viewed breath-taking sceneries of Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchchhre’s razor edged ‘Fish tail’ peak.

The concept of Char Bhanjyang Tamu Samaj is a thoughtful cogitation and very appropriate creation of Mr Narayan Prasad Gurung (MA) and is flourishing independently in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Hong Kong.

The UK branch came into existence in 2007. Lt (Retd) Narain Prasad Gurung BEMwas the first Chairman of the organisation and chaired for 3 consecutive years.Currently Hon Lt Chandra Bahadur Gurung chairs the executive committee of the organisation, who is always enthusiastic, motivated and passionate to serve the organisation and community in every step. Participation by the chairman in London Marathon 2010 and raised the fund in support of needy people in Nepal enhances the reflection of zeal towards social activities.

Since its inception the organisation has been actively involved in numerous charitable events and has proved to be an asset of Tamudhee UK.

Climate of this region varies with the arrival and departure of autumn, winter, spring & monsoon seasons. The average record of the temp is maximum 32.6 and minimum 7.5 degree Celsius according to meteorology department of Nepal.

Char Bhanjyang is rich in all kinds of flora and fauna which can be found from sub-tropical climate to cold climate but the floral compositions are determined by the distribution of the annual monsoon rains as well as by altitude. It is a habitat for many wild animals, birds, butterflies and moths.

The light of education was introduced in this region even during the Rana era, therefore most of the people of this region are well educated and are serving globally a profession of dignity and honour.

Although, these villages are consisted of various number of ethnic groups the majority are Gurung. Basic profession of the people is agriculture & farming however Gurung community is attracted to serve in military service, as soldiers return home with prestige and Income. Gurungs from Char Bhanjyang have been associated with the British army since the days of honourable East India Company in early 1800s.

The piped potable water is supplied to all the villages, and electricity linked to the national grid. The nearest tarmac road is up to Kushma Bazar, approximately 12 km west however motor vehicles can reach villages by gravelled road during the dry season.

These village development committees are rich fabric of the cultural and social heritage, however change is afoot. Many traditions are gradually being eroded by environmental destruction, new technology and on-going march of modernity therefore we expect that the Charbhanjyang Tamu Samaj will maintain the harmony of tradition and culture and nourish it infinitely.

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