SAARC Charter Day Celebrations 2017

The South Asian Association for Regional Co-Operation (SAARC) 33nd Charter Day was celebrated at IndSearch (Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies & Research, Pune) on Saturday, 8th December 2017. IndSearch organised a poster making competition for all the BMS students. The students were given themes for the poster namely, Sports as a bonding mechanism for SAARC countries, Joint participation of SAARC countries for international tourism and trade, SAARC countries as a political entity to influence world politics.

There was a lot of creativity and variation in the posters made. Each had its own message and idea. The first prize winning team comprised of Ms. Maitreyie Mangudkar, Mr. Sagar Pathak and Mr. Atharva Deshpande and the second prize winning team was Ms. Ritika Patwardhan, Mr. Atharv Shinde, Mr. Apurv Ajgaonkar and Mr. Harsh Prajapati.

On the occasion, Dr Ashok Joshi addressed the students by enlightening them with his views about the competition. He also gave the students more information about the concept of SAARC. The winners were felicitated by Dr. Ashok Joshi, Honorary Director General and Dr. Aparna Tembulkar, Director.

This competition helped the students get a hands on team work and also improve overall international political knowledge. It brought out the creativity in them and as the activity was out of routine, it worked as a very good stress buster.