Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SAARC Summit 2010: Bhutan Comes Under the Spotlight

Except Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, the other leaders from the region have already arrived in Bhutan for the 2010 SAARC Summit. I wish that there was some information about the Summit in the SAARC website. Anyway, this time, the event is taking place in Thimphu, Bhutan. Thimphu is a small city with just around 100,000 people. Naturally, it does not have the necessary infrastructures to accommodate such a big event. For example, it has become some sort of a logistic nightmare to accommodate nearly 300 journalists who are going to cover the event. Naturally, all the journalists will not be able to gather at the same time at the same place to collect news.
You may wonder why so many journalists have come to collect news. Well, SAARC Summit 2010 is a very important event for the 8 countries of South Asian region. This event has national importance for countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. All these 3 countries have flourishing and vibrant media.
Of course, the media people will focus mainly on the Summit. However, I think that some of them will try to know about Bhutan more and write about the different aspects of the country. For example, if I could go there, I would perhaps write more about Bhutan than the SAARC Summit. I am attracted towards this country and its people a lot. I hope that with this Summit, we will know a lot about Bhutan and its people. 


  1. I'm a citizen of Bhutan. I'm a 10th grader and I go to High School. I live in the capital Thimphu where you have probably spent a night or two. I was there to see you guys off, waving a flag and in my school dress saying good bye. Thank you for coming to our nation and making it known to people. The 16th SAARC Summit was a grand sucess :)