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The butter lamps were lit at the Guru Lhakhang in Tashichhodzong
The butter lamps were lit at the Guru Lhakhang in Tashichhodzong

SDF marks SAARC Charter Day

SDF marks SAARC Charter Day

To mark the 33rd SAARC Charter Day, a thousand butter lamps were lit at the Tashichhodzong yesterday in Thimphu. The SAARC Development Fund also planted tree saplings at the Ecological Park to mark the day, a press release from SDF stated.

Heads of seven SAARC countries signed the Charter on December 8, 1985.

A meeting to brief stakeholders on the ongoing SDF funded projects in Bhutan was also held. The meeting brought together high-ranking government officials, resident ambassadors, heads of international organizations, civil society representatives and implementing agencies of SDF funded projects.

“SDF, as an umbrella financial institution for SAARC projects and programmes is fully committed to promote regional integration and economic cooperation among the SAARC Member States through project funding and collaboration,” the CEO of SDF Dr Sunil Motiwal said.

Staff Reporter

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