The event was held at Heera Banquet and Party Palace, Buddhanagar and was hailed a
success by the club’s president, Prakash Gharti. “The surge in the number of participants and our members is a sign of our good deeds paying back”, Gharti stated, mentioning the numerous social activities conducted by Barcelona Fan Club Nepal over the years.
It was definitely a special day for the Cules not just because of the annual gathering where new faces were introduced and old ones were revisited, but also because of the victory of the club at Naikap Goldcup 2075. The Naikap GoldCup triumph celebration was the ultimate attraction as Barca Nepal lifted the trophy with a heavy cash prize despite being the debutants. The program officially kick-started with the national anthem, followed by Manoj Gautam discussing the progress of football at the club over the years. He also emphasized on the club’s baby-steps in girl’s football in Nepal and expressed his optimism in days ahead. Barca Nepal’s girl futsal team that participated in MPL-II were honored on the ceremony, along with the manager Bijay Khadka.
La Revista, a blogging section, first of its kind in Nepal, for the official website of BFCN was also unveiled in the ceremony by Sudesh Baniya. “La Revista shall be a platform for fellow Cules to express their views on football, and shall be a hub for match analysis”, he stated, with the importance of such platform in enhancing ‘football knowledge’ and helping people know about the club.
BFCN was established in 2013 by a handful of enthusiastic youths inspired by Spanish football giants, Football Club Barcelona; and since its inception as a social organization, involved itself in numerous welfare activities like Blood donation and flood relief material collection among others.
Along with the celebration of the tournament success and inception of La Revista, other
highlights included the presence of social personalities like Bikram Lama, Nepal national team and Doresh Khatiwada, a stand-up comedian. Similarly, the membership card distribution of the summer break was also done on the occasion.
The meet concluded with an award ceremony for the club members, and with an ending note that promised a reunion soon.