Programmes

2017

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates Held/ Scheduled/Postponed/ Proposed
1 SAARC celebrates International Women’s Day Colombo, Sri Lanka 08 March 2017 Held
2 SAARC Exhibition of Paintings
Sri Lanka/ TBA Scheduled
3 SAARC Artist Camp & Exhibition of Paintings
Nepal/ TBA Scheduled
4 SAARC Film Festival India/ TBA Scheduled
5 SAARC Cultural Capital – Opening Ceremony Bangladesh/ TBA Scheduled
6 Cultural Festival on Traditional Dance
Bangladesh/ TBA Scheduled
7 SAARC Cultural Extravaganza
Pakistan June 2017 Scheduled
8 Research on Cultural Trails
Sri Lanka/ TBA Scheduled
9 SAARC Exhibition & Workshop on Handicrafts
Bangladesh September 2017 Scheduled
10 SAARC Non-Vionlence Day
Colombo, Sri Lanka 2 October 2017 Scheduled
11 SAARC Cultural Capital – Closing Ceremony
Bangladesh/ TBA Scheduled

2016

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates Held/ Scheduled/Postponed/ Proposed
1 SAARC celebrates International Women’s Day Colombo, Sri Lanka 08 March 2016 Held
2 SAARC Artist Camp
Thimphu, Bhutan 25-28 April 2016 Held
3 SAARC Film Festival
Colombo, Sri Lanka 01-06 June 2016 Held
4 SAARC Cultural Capital – Closing Ceremony
Bamyan, Afghanistan 21 September 2016 Held
5 SAARC Exhibition of Paintings
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka 02 – 05 October 2016 Held
5 SAARC Handicrafts Exhibition
Colombo, Sri Lanka 17 – 20 November 2016 Held

2015

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates Held/ Scheduled/Postponed/ Proposed
1 SAARC Cultural Capital – Coordination Meeting Colombo, Sri Lanka 15 January 2015 Held
2 SAARC Cultural Festival on Folk Dance Thimphu, Bhutan 08-12 April 2015 Held
3 SAARC Seminar on Cultural Dynamics in National Harmony
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 15-17 May 2015 Held
4 SAARC Film Festival
Colombo, Sri Lanka 26-31 May 2015 Held
5 SAARC Cultural Capital – Inauguration- Bamyan
Bamyan, Afghanistan 4-8 June 2015 Held
6 SAARC Cultural Capital 2016, Preparatory Meetings
Bangladesh 16-22 June 2015 Held
7 SAARC Literary Festival
Bangalore, India 02-05 July 2015 Held
8 SAARC Artist Camp Bamyan, Afghanistan 23-27 August 2015 Held
9 SAARC Photographic Competition Colombo, Sri Lanka 08 December 2015 Held

2014

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates Held/Scheduled/Postponed/Proposed
1 SAARC Artist Camp Bangladesh 3-6 April 2014 Held
2 SAARC Capacity Building Workshop on preparation of proposals of new sites for inclusion in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list Lumbini, Nepal 3-8 August 2014 Held
3 Review Meeting the Research Project (2013-14) on Traditional Knowledge Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 25-26 April 2014 Held
4 Launching of Research Project (2014-15) on  Cultural Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development : Regional Seminar Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 28-29 April 2014 Held
5 SAARC Cultural Capital  – Coordination Meeting to be held in Afghanistan
Bamiyan, Afghanistan 16-22 June 2014 Held
6 SAARC Film Festival Colombo, Sri Lanka 20-25 May 2014 Held
7 Cultural Festival – Traditional Dance Delhi, India 26-28 September 2014 Held
8 Conference on Development of South Asian Museums Colombo, Sri Lanka 23-25 October 2014 Held
9 Exhibition on Handicrafts Kathmandu, Nepal 20-24 November 2014 Held
10 Photographic Competition and Exhibition Colombo, Sri Lanka 8 December 2014 Held
11 Meeting of the Governing Board of SCC Colombo, Sri Lanka 6-7 September 2014 Held
12 SAARC Charter Day Colombo, Sri Lanka 8 December 2014 Held

2013

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates     Held/Scheduled/
Postponed/Proposed
1 SAARC International Women’s Day
Photos
Galle, Sri Lanka, 12 March 2013 Held
2 Artists Camp and Exhibition of Paintings
News   Photos
Malé. Maldives  25-28 March 2013 Held
3 Research Project 2013
News   Photos
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 29-30 April 2013 Held
4 Reveiw Meeting – Ongoing Research
News
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 2-3 May 2013 Held
5 SAARC Film Festival 2013
News   Photos
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 26-31 June 2013 Held
6 SAARC Workshop on World Heritage Sites
News   Photos
Islamabad, Pakistan, 26-31 August 2013 Held
7 5th Meeting of the Governing Board of the SAARC Cultural Centre Galle, Sri Lanka, 9-10 September 2013 Held
8 SAARC Exhibition on Handicrafts Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22-27 September 2013 Held
9 SAARC International Conference on Development of Archives in South Asia
News & Photos
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 3-5 December 2013 Held
10 SAARC Charter Day
Photos
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 8 December 2013 Held
11 Photographic Competition & Exhibition
Photos
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 8 December 2013 Held
12 SAARC Literary Festival on South Asian Novels
News
Thimphu, Bhutan, 18-21 December 2013 Held

 

2012

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates     Held/Scheduled/
Postponed/Proposed
1 SAARC Cultural Festival 2011

BMICH Colombo and Galle, 17-19 February 2012 Held
2 SAARC Film Day Colombo – one day in every month Held
3 SAARC International Women’s Day

Colombo, 9 March 2012 Held
4 Regional Conference on Diasporic Cultures
of South Asia – Research Project 2

Galle, 15-17 March 2012 Held
5 SAARC Foundation Day Lecture

Colombo 27 March 2012 Held
6 Research Project on ‘Diminishing Cultures of South Asia’, Mid Term Review meeting – Research Project – Research project 1 Colombo, 27-28 March 2012 Held
7 SAARC Culture -2011 Annual SAARC Cultural Journal

 

Colombo Published
8 Contemporary short stories of South Asia

Colombo Published
9 Collection of poems of South Asia

Colombo Published
10 SAARC Film Festival – 2012

Colombo, 16-20 May 2012 Held
11 Artist Camp and Art Exhibition

Colombo, 7-10 June 2012 Held
12 SAARC International Conference on ‘Archaeology of Buddhism:
Recent Discoveries in South Asia’

Colombo, 22-24 August 2012 Held
13 Exhibition and Workshop on Traditional Handloom

 

India, 1-6 November 2012 Held
14 Fourth Meeting of Governing Board of SCC

Colombo, 2-3 October, 2012 Held
15 SAARC Non-Violence Day

Colombo, 2 October, 2012 Held
16 Cultural Festival on Traditional Drumming in the SAARC Region

Bhutan, 21-24 November 2012 Held
17 SAARC Charter Day

Colombo, 8 December 2012 Held

 

2011

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates     Held/Scheduled/
Postponed/Proposed
1 Symposium on Shared heritage of Sculpture and decorative Arts in South Asia

National Art Gallery, Colombo  27- 30 January 2011 Held
2 Web Portal on SAARC Cultural Heritage
Colombo, January 2011 Launched
3 SAARC Film Festival- 2011

Colombo, 11-15 May, 2011 Held
4 SAARC Regional Conference on Diminishing cultures
in South Asia – Research Project 1
Kandy, 19-21 July, 2011 Held
5 SAARC Artists Camp and Exhibition
Janakalakenderiya, Battaramulla,
2-6 September 2011
Held
6 Third Meeting of Governing Board

Colombo, 8-9 September 2011 Held
7 Symposium on Folk Dances in South Asia

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22-25 October 2011 Held
8 SAARC Culture 2010 – Annual SAARC Cultural Journal

Colombo, 2011 Published

 

2010

S/N Name of Activity Venue/Dates     Held/Scheduled/
Postponed/Proposed
1  Seminar on Rituals, Ethics and Social Stability in the SAARC Region

Colombo, 23-25 September 2010
Held