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Bhutanese volunteers light 1,000 lamps, launch website and photo contest on IVD
05 December 2004

Thiumphu: Volunteers in Bhutan lighted 1,000 butter-lamps at Thimphu's Memorial Chorten and held a friendly tug-of-war contest at the nearby Royal Bhutan Police ground to mark International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December.

In addition, a new website, “Volunteers in Bhutan”, was unveiled by UN Resident Coordinator Renata Lok Dessallien. The site aims to encourage more people to volunteer, give recognition to volunteers and to provide venue to exchange information, e.g, volunteer-related views and opportunities.

Organizers also launched “Volunteers in Beautiful Bhutan”, a photo competition. The winning entries will appear in 2006 calendar and will receive 40,000Nu. Deadline for submission is 1 August 2005.

From: UN Volunteers Bhutan