INTERNATIONAL

Bhutan gears up for inter-faith event

Thimphu, June 8: The picturesque capital of arguably the world’s happiest country is all set to host a unique “Thuendrel: Inter-Faith Chanting” event on Saturday. The event is a part of the year-long celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan. “This year is a landmark year in our bilateral relations and an occasion to celebrate what binds us together in friendship and cooperation. The Thuendrel is a unique event that draws on our common religious and spiritual traditions,” Jaideep Sarkar, India’s Ambassador to Bhutan told IANS. “Inter-faith events of this nature are important in today’s world to build mutual understanding and harmony among people of different faiths and persuasions,” he said. The event is being organised by Siyahi, a Jaipur based Literary Consultancy firm, which also organises the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival here. “Bhutan and India have shared an exceptional relationship that extends beyond diplomacy and envelopes culture, spirit and tradition. (IANS)