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A. Projects funded by the IBF, Outcome of the 9th BoD Meeting held at Jaipur on 21-23 January 2011.

  • Mountain Echoes 2011, A Literary Festival organized by SIYAHI, Jaipur, India
  • Exhibition “ Through the Lens of Time- Glimpses of Unseen Images of Bhutanese Monarchs” Royal Office for Media, Thimphu
  • Participation at South Asian Film Festival in Goa
  • 4th India Bhutan Friendship Car Rally
  • System study by reputed firm in India for establishing Bhutanese Film Foundation, MPAB
  • Treasure of BIGSA-Conduct of Traditional Archery
  • Leadership Programme of GELF
  • 8th South Asian Economist Meet 2011, Ramjas College, New Delhi
  • Participation at Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival 2011, Delhi

B. Projects considered for implementation under IBF fund. Outcome of 10th BoD held at Thimphu on 16th March 2012

  • Participation in SAMBHAV 2012, India
  • Mountain Echoes-A literary Festival to be organized by SIYAHI, Jaipur, India
  • Indo Bhutan Friendship Car Rally, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • India House Club- Quiz competition, Phuenstholing Bhutan
  • Leadership Programme, GLEF, India
  • Indo Bhutan Artist Camp, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Special Education at Non formal Education Centre, YDF, Thimphu Bhutan
  • BIFA activities in six Chapters in Bhutan
  • Second round of GNH Seminar in Shimla, India
  • Holding Exhibition “ Through Lens of Time” in other Dzongkhags, Bhutan
  • BIGSA – Jigme Dorji Wangchuk Memorial National Traditional Archery Tournament 2012, April – May 2012

C. Projects funded by the IBF: Outcome of the 11th BoD meeting of the IBF held in New Delhi on 18th and 19th October 2012

  • Participation in SAMBHAV, 2013 by DPAB, Thimphu,
  • Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Archery Tournament by BIGSA, Thimphu,
  • Mountain Echoes- a Literary Festival by Siyahi, Jaipur (India),
  • All Bhutan School Quiz Competition by India House Club, Phuentsholing,
  • Textile Exhibition of Bhutan in Delhi by Textile Museum, MHCA, Thimphu,
  • Live Music Performance on 17th December 2012 at RBE, New Delhi by two bands from Bhutan.

D. Projects funded by the IBF: Outcome of the 12th BoD meeting of the IBF held in Thimphu on 29th May, 2013

  • Study Tour of the Bhutanese Women Weavers from Bumthang, Bhutan,
  • Special Education at Non Formal Education Centers by YDF, Bhutan,
  • Youth Success workshop by YDF, Bhutan,
  • Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Archery Tournament 2014 by BIGSA, Bhutan,
  • Shades of Togetherness by NGO Empowerment, New Delhi, India,
  • Orientation Programme of ILCS, Taktse at Puducherry ILC, Tamil Nadu, India,
  • Production of documentary on Zungdra by Dangsel Media, Bhutan,
  • CBS proposal for inviting two eminent Indians for a Lecture in 2013,
  • Support to CBS for research work for writing a book on India Bhutan Development Partnership, Bhutan,
  • Funding support to Tarayana for visit of a 8 member delegation of Bhutanese crafts people to the South Asia Exhibition at Dastkar Nature Bazaar, New Delhi to be provided from the Discretionary Power of the Co Chairs, Bhutan.

E. Projects Funded by IBF : Outcome of the 13th BoD meeting held at New Delhi on 19th December, 2013

  • Mountain Echoes 2014 by SIYAHI
  • Evoke 2014 by Sulabh School Sanitation Club
  • Early Learning Center, Thimphu’s participation at the “Be the Change Conference and Global Partners’ Meet” in India
  • Support for Printing & Designing Training for Special Children and Youth by Draktsho Vocational Training Center for Special Children & Youth
  • Participation at SAMBHAV 2014 by DPAB
  • Purchase of Library Books for Youth Resource Center at Mongar
  • Purchase of Musical Instruments for Youth Resource Center at Mongar
  • Visit of two eminent Indian speakers to Thimphu to be organised by CBS & GNHR
  • Lecture & Demonstration of Odissi Dance at Thimphu by Ms Paulami Guha
  • Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Traditional Archery Tournament 2014 by BIGSA (last year of support)

F. Projects Funded by IBF : Outcome of the 14th BoD meeting held at Thimphu on 11th March, 2014

  • Mountain Echoes 2015 by SIYAHI
  • Sports for All- India Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship
  • Outdoor Gym in Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Participation at SAMBHAV 2015 by DPAB 
  • Exhibition cum Sale at Dastkar by Tharpa Tashi, Trongsa
  • Empowerment: Shades of Togetherness
  • Shuttle Time- Technical Training on Badminton
  • Release of Music Video for the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, The Fourth King 
  • Skill and Know How Initiative for Lifelong Leadership Development (SKILLD)
  • Production of an Audio- Visual Cassette by Ayang School

G. Projects Funded by IBF : Outcome of the 15th BoD meeting held at New Delhi on 4th December, 2015

  • Stepping Stone - a workshop/training programme designed by Institute of Management Studies, Thimphu
  • Film Fraternity Field Visit - An initiative of Bhutan Film Association, Thimphu
  • Workshop on "Techniques in Physiological Sciences for SAARC Nations"
  • Printing The Book "The Bodhisattva King" by Mr. Tshering Tashi of Bhutan Publishing House 
  • Bhutan Cultural Festival at Banglore, India
  • India-Bhutan Cultural Exchange & Art Camp by Centre for Escalation of Peace
  • 2nd India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship, 2016 by Bhutan Tennis Federation
  • To assist in setting up the Office of South Asia Foundation 
  • SAARC Festival of Literature
  • "Exposing Bhutanese youth to Indian Performing Art" organized by Ms. Paulami Guha
  • Mountain Echoes Literary Festival 2016 by Siyahi

H. Projects Funded by IBF: Outcome of the 16th BoD meeting held at Thimphu on 3rd February, 2017

  • "A Tale of Unique Bond of Friendship between India and Bhutan "- The decision on funding the proposal to be taken by the Co-Chairs after obtaining further information on the credentials of the film maker and the purpose of making the film by the Secretariat. 
  • Domestic Cricket Development: The Board approved Rs./Nu.15,00,000/-.
  • "Stepping Stones " - The Board approved Rs./Nu.10,00,000/- to conduct the workshops in four bordering towns of Samdrup Jongkhar, Nganglam, Gelephu and Samtse. 
  • Purchase Training Equipment for Students in Draktsho- (Thimphu and Draktsho East). The Board approved Rs./Nu.3,20,000/-.
  • "To celebrate the 50th Indo-Bhutan Friendship"proposal by the Blind Music Training Centre of Bhutan- The Board approved Rs./Nu.6,90,000/-. 
  • Exhibit and Sales at Dastkar Nature Bazaar”- The Board approved Rs./Nu.4,89,900/-
  • To attend International Cleft Congress - The Board approved Rs./Nu. 1,55,800/-. While approving the proposal, the board stated that for future only specific medical proposals such as dealing with children, disability etc may be considered instead of approving all such general proposals wherein the applicant ask for attending medical conferences. 
  • "Folklore Collection and Study Program in Bhutan"- The Board approved Rs./Nu. 3,10,000/-
  • "Cottage Enterprise for Paper & Textile Recycling - A Climate Smart Livelihood for Women Empowerment in Bhutan"- The Board approved initial funding of Rs./Nu. 5,00,000/- and the full project to be considered in the next meeting. A fresh proposal may be sought. 
  • "Exchange Study Tour" proposal from Bumthang Women's Group, C/o Bumthang Women's Association - The Board approved Rs./Nu. 4,85,000/-. 
  • Mountain Echoes 2017- The Board approved Rs./Nu.30, 00,000/-.
  • "Workshop on Odissi Classical Dance and Collaborative Performance in Bhutan"The Board approved Rs./Nu. 7,00,000/;-., 
  • "Indo-Bhutan Summer Youth Interaction Art Camp at Draktsho Vocational Training Institute, Kanglung 2017"The Board approved./Nu. 4,26,500/;-. 
  • III Series of India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship 2017 - The Board approved Rs./Nu. 10,00,000/;-. 
  • Bhutanese Film Festival in Sikkim- The Board approved Rs./Nu.5,00,000/- for the proposal. Also, the, board suggested that in future, proposals coming from Government agencies should not be encouraged to avoid conflict of interest. 
  • " Buddhist Cultural Pluralism in South Asia"The Board approved./Nu. 5,34,000/;-.

I. Proposals approved during 17th BOD meeting held in Guwahati, December 2017

  • Awareness of Disabilities with Fund Raising Show
  • 4th series of India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis championship 201g,,-
  • Translation of the Dzongkha version and publication of 'Padmasambhava of uddiyana ,odisha.
  • India-Bhutan Twenty 20 Friendship Trophy,,
  • Musical trip to Dimapur, Nagaland"-|'he
  • The commemorative car Rally 201 8"'
  • Promotion of sports and Indigenous games in Bhutan- Indigenous sports Festival
  • Cottage Enterprise for Paper & Textile Recycling
  • Educational Exchange Programme between Druk school, Thimphu and Riverside School, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Mountain Echoes Literary Festival 20t8
  • Development Dialogue and Exhibition of Tarayana women Entrepreneurs products
  • Two training workshops submitted by South Asian University
  • India-Bhutan Friendship Archery tournament
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Mr. Krishnendu Banerjee
Secretary, IBF
Embassy of India, Thimphu
Tel: 00975-2-322880
Fax: 00975-2-323195

Mr. Samdrup Dargay
Secretary, IBF
Royal Bhutanese Embassy
New Delhi
Tel: 91-11-26889230 / 9809 / 9807
Fax:91-11-26876710 / 24674664 / 24102231

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