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IYV officially launched in Bhutan
05 December 2001

IYV in Bhutan was officially launched on 5 December during IVD celebrations. The Launch programme included a broad representation of approximately 200 guests with the Head of Government as Chief Guest. Senior government officials including the Minister of Health and Education, representatives from all other Ministries, non government representatives, donor representatives, volunteers and concerned citizens were also present. Highlights included the address by the Head of Government, who made a commitment statement in support of the volunteer sector. Prominent individuals who have contributed to volunteerism in Bhutan made two presentations and shared their views and experiences. Prizes were distributed to winners of nation wide essay and stamp design competitions on the theme of volunteerism. A publication produced by the IYV Bhutan Task Force was also officially launched during the ceremony. The Launch received wide media coverage in Bhutan through the national TV and newspaper.