SAARC Charter Day In India:-  Trade bloc consisting of South Asian countries was planned and created by President Ziaur Rahman during the late 1970s. There was a meeting related to the Bangladeshi proposal held in Colombo in the year 1981 which was later accepted by the following countries Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India. The statement on the South Asian Regional Cooperation was accepted by the leaders in a meeting held in New Delhi in the month of August in 1983.


And later, on the 8th of December in 1985, the leader of the Seven South Asian Countries (means Maldives, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lanka) signed the contract (means charter) to set up the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).


35th SAARC Charter Day 2024 in India will be celebrated on Sunday, the 8th of December.


 Some of the major objectives are:

  • To promote the peace, constancy, harmony, and growth of all the regions by the strict observance of the United Nations Charter and Non-Alignment principles.
  • To increase awareness about ordinary problems, interests, and objectives of the South Asian peoples.
  • To promote friendship and understanding among the people of South Asian countries by increasing collaboration, contacts, and exchanges.
  • To remind the announcements signed by the Foreign Ministers in New Delhi as well as notice the achievements in the regional cooperation.

What is SAARC

SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is the great notion of a regional collaboration with the diverse culture, geography, and diversity of the environment. It was stated by the member of the SAARC that it is packed together of the highest mountains, land-protected mountains, low-line flood (prone areas) as well as low-line island countries of the world. SAARC is a habitat of almost 1.5 billion people (around 22%) of the total population of the world.

What is SAARC Secretariat

The SAARC Secretariat was launched in the meeting at Kathmandu on the 16th of January in the year 1987 to deeply manage as well as monitor the implementation of all the activities of SAARC activities. It also has the responsibility to serve the association’s meetings and works as a communication channel between the SAARC and international organizations. It consists of the Secretary-General, the general service staff, and the 8 directors.


Threconnectione days long SAARC Folklore and Heritage Festival is held in Chandigarh starting from the 3rd of December. This occasion is arranged by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (called FOSWAL) in  with the Ministry of External Affairs of India as well as the Administration of Chandigarh. OSWAL (an apex body of the SAARC) is the single authorized body among countries under SAARC, only certified for organizing cultural programs under the banner and logo of SAARC.

The first-day festival involves program presentation by the scholars of the Folklore Academic Research Seminar. The program includes the Folk Guitar, Algozas Orchestra, Hozagiri folk dance, Kalbelia dance, Dhangad Folk Dance, Dhol Cholum Dance, etc. The evening program presents by the Sapera Been Jogis. During all three days of the festival, various renowned artists from all over the sub-continent take part in the program to spread the messages of SAARC.

A large crowd of people comes to visit the programs to know the culture and traditions of other countries through the performers. A variety of paintings, debates, and quiz competitions are also organized for the school children in association with the SAARC Disaster Management Centre.

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National Pollution Control Day 2nd December
International Day of Disabled Persons 3rd December
Navy Day 4th December
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 5th December
Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas 6th December
Armed Forces Flag Day 7th December
Saarc Charter Day 8th December
All India Handicrafts Week 8th to 14th December
Human Rights Day 10th December
Minorities Rights Day in India 18th December
National Energy Conservation Day 14th December
National Mathematics Day 22nd December
National Farmers’ Day 23rd December
Good Governance Day 25th December