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Call for Contributions for SAARC Culture, Vol. 6: 2015 Call for Contributions for SAARC Culture, Vol. 6: 2015   SAARC Culture is an annual research journal of the SAARC Cultural Centre Colombo, which seeks to provide a platform to the academics, pr... Read more
SAARC Film Festival May 26th - 31st 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka SAARC Film Festival May 26th - 31st 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka –An Unique Experience in Cultural Diversity Background Call for Films Open Category... Read more
SAARC Cultural Festival on Folk Dance Bhutan 2015 SAARC Cultural Festival on Folk Dance Bhutan 2015 –An Unique Experience in Cultural Diversity Background Objectives Dates and Venue ... Read more
Request for Proposals from Technology Provider Firms The SAARC Development Fund, having its Secretariat at Thimphu, Bhutan, invites Expression of Interest/ Proposals from eligible firms for developing online platform & providing related support serv... Read more
SAARC Photographic Competition and Exhibition 2015 SAARC Photographic Competition and Exhibition 2015 (Theme: World Heritage Sites in the SAARC Region) Background Dates and Venue Guidelines f... Read more
SAARC Literary Festival on South Asian Poetry (25-28 June 2015, BANGALORE) SAARC Literary Festival on South Asian Poetry (25-28 June 2015, BANGALORE) 1.0 BACKGROUND Known as home to many of the world’s best epics, stories and poems, South Asia is a region with a unique literary tradition. The region shares a common literary tradition that ... Read more

UNESCO Launches Design Competition for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan
UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan, with the generous financial support of the Republic of Korea, are implementing a project to build the Bamiyan Cultural Centre. The Centre will be located near the boundary of the World Heritage property, the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. The purpose of the project is to promote heritage safe-guarding and cross-cultural awareness, and thereby contribute to the broader aims of reconciliation, ...Read more
SAARC Charter Day 2014
The 30th SAARC Charter Day was celebrated on 8th December 2014 at the Arcade Independence Square at the Asylum . The Guest of Honor was Mr. Nihal Rodrigo, the former Secretary General of SAARC Secretariat who also spoke and shared some thoughts on the importance of the celebration of the occasion. The SAARC Cultural Centre Director, Mr. G.L.W.Samarasingh briefed the august diplomatic corps and other luminaries on the developments of the other SAARC Regional Offices.   The messages of the ...Read more
Call for Proposals from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Maldives, and Nepal for Research on Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) in South Asia (2014-15)
SAARC Cultural Centre, as part of its mandate in promoting cultural diversity in South Asia and part of its research project for 2014-15 is pleased to invite proposals for research for on various aspects of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) In South Asia. The research will give an opportunity for the Member States to conduct an in-depth study on linkages between their Cultural Heritage and Tourism and iden...Read more
SAARC Leaders at the Eighteenth SAARC Summit (Kathmandu, Nepal, 26-27 November 2014) stress upon effective implementation of the SAARC Agenda for Culture
    The 18th SAARC Summit was held at Kathmandu, Nepal from November 26 to November 27, 2014.  The theme of the Summit was ‘Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity.’ It was attended by the prime ministers of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, the presidents of the Afghanistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. The 18th Summit marked the 30th Year of SAARC. At the conclusion of the Summit on 27 November 2014, the Kathmandu Declaration was adopted. In the Kath...Read more
Handicrafts Exhibition – 20 to 24 November 2014 in Kathmandu in Nepal
  The handicrafts Exhibition was opened on 20 November 2014 at Bhrikuti Mandap in Kathmandu . It was a side event of the SAARC Summit along with the 12th Trade Fair of Nepal. His Excellency Mr. Mahesh Basnet, the Honorable  Minister for the Ministry of Industry inaugurated the Exhibition as the Chief Guest of Honor. The officials from the Federation of Handicrafts Association of Nepal (FHAN), Mr. Hem Ratna Shakya and the Director of SAARC Cultural Centre, Mr. G. L.W. Samarasinghe welc...Read more

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