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BGVA Short Introduction

Nuneaton is a home for more than 2000 Nepalese (Gurkhas soldiers, their families and some other Nepalese) for the last 20 years. Currently more and more Nepalese have migrated to settle in Nuneaton from elsewhere every year.  The majority of Nepalese in Nuneaton has served as the British Gurkha Soldiers and they are now seen as having one of the great communities in the borough and have integrated well with all other communities.

In 2009, some of the Gurkha members felt a need for the Ex Gurkha Soldiers Association and formed their association as “British Gurkha Veterans Association (BGVA) UK” with the simple aim which is simply to provide the basic welfare support to the Ex Gurkha members and their families as well as all associated members from the UK.

Mr Om Gurung MBE who owns a restaurant in Nuneaton was the founder of the association. The association now has approx 220 active members.

BGVA Upcoming and Past Activities

March Litter Sweep – Nuneaton

Another fantastic turn out from the local nepalese community in Nuneaton. Over 36 large bin bags collected in just under 2 hours. A massive thank ...

Free English & Yoga Classes – Nuneaton

As we start the New Year 2023 we are pleased to annouce we are offering free courses in yoga and english for everyone regardless of ...

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Visit

On the 14th of December 2022, the Nuneaton Nepalese community were invited to their local Fire Station and were given a thorough and informative presentation ...

BGVA Committee Members

Articles by BGVA Members

Captain (Retd) Bakhat Bahadur Gurung

My life here in the British Gurkha Veterans Association (BGVA) Nuneaton

Why was BGVA formed? I am retired Captain Bakhat Bahadur Gurung, who arrived and permanently settled in Nuneaton in August ...