At Thimphu, Bhutan
The first-ever BIMSTEC Quiz marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Wednes day 15 February 2023. The Chief Guest at the occasion will be the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Bhutan, H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji.
There will be seven teams competing in the Quiz comprised of two secondary school students representing each of the seven Member States of BIMSTEC – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
The Quiz Contest is being organised by the BIMSTEC Secretariat in Dhaka, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & External Trade of Bhutan, and with the support of the Ministries of Foreign/ External Affairs of all the BIMSTEC Member States.
The Secretariat decided to organise an event of this nature in connection with BIMSTEC’s Silver Jubilee, recognising the importance of young people in driving regional cooperation and integration.
It is hoped that events of this nature will help foster fraternal spirits that are essential for meaningful regional cooperation to materialise, and that BIMSTEC Member States would be inspired to take steps to create more opportunities in future for young people in the region to come together and interact with each other as the Organisation evolves.
The Quiz will be streamed live on the Facebook page of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service at 09 a.m. Bhutan time on Wednesday 15 February 2023 (8.30 a.m. – India & Sri Lanka; 8.45 a.m. - Nepal; 9 a.m. – Bangladesh; 9.30 a.m. – Myanmar; 10 a.m. – Thailand).
The participants from the seven BIMSTEC Member States are:
Bangladesh – Mr. Abudullah Ishrak Shihab, Mr. Arshil Bin Wahid; Bhutan – Ms. Nayeza Tshering, Mr. Tashi Norbu; India – Ms. Reet, Mr. Ron Dutta; Myanmar – Ms. Myo Zet Aung, Ms. Mya Kay Khine Kyaw; Nepal – Mr. Sushank Paudel, Ms. Aayusha Bohara; Sri Lanka – Ms. S.T.D. Premasiri, Ms. B.D.M.A. Wanigaratne; Thailand – Ms. Chittiphattra Changtham, Ms. Kanyaphat Boontham.