Subject: Social Studies
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional organization of South Asian nations. It had seven founding members, they are Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan. However, later on, Afghanistan joined the organization on 13th November 2005 AD. The countries of South Asia have established this organization to develop the good relationship, extend cooperation and solve their common problems together.It was established on 8th December 1985 AD.
Among the eight countries of SAARC, India is the biggest country with an area of 3.287 million square km and Maldives is the smallest country with an area of 298 square km. Similarly, Sri Lanka and Maldives are the island countries whereas Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan are the landlocked countries. Among them, Nepal is the biggest landlocked country with an area of 1,47,181 square km.
Objective of SAARC
The SAARC countries are different in size, population, economy, etc but they have many things in common. They have more or less similar types of problems and needs.
Thus, they realised that they could develop their countries more rapidly if they helped and cooperated with each other in the fields like agriculture, tourism, education, sports, etc. There are different areas of united action and cooperation of SAARC. The major areas of cooperation are:
The SAARC Secretariat was established in Kathmandu on 16th January 1987 and was inaugurated by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal. It is the administrative organ of SAARC which carries out day-to-day administrative tasks of SAARC. The head of SAARC Secretariat is known as the Secretary General.
While performing the certain task of SAARC, it needs to follow certain principles. They are:
The SAARC has its own emblem. The emblem of SAARC consists of seven pigeons held in two hands. It is the symbol of unity, peace, and respect among the seven SAARC member countries.
What are the principles of SAARC? Mention.
The principles of the SAARC are as follows:
What does the seven pigeons of SAARC logo symbolize?
The seven pigeons of SAARC symbolizes the unity, peace and respect among the SAARC member countries.
Write any two most important objective of SAARC.
Any four most important objective of SAARC are:
What are the major areas of cooperation of SAARC?
The major areas of cooperation of SAARC are as follows:
Among the eight countries which are the biggest, smallest, island, landlocked countries? Mention.
Among eight countries India is the biggest country. In the same way, Maldives is the smallest country. Similarly, Sri Lanka and Maldives are the two island countries and Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan are the Landlocked countries.
Where was SAARC Secretariat established? When?
SAARC Secretariat was established in the capital city of Nepal that is Kathmandu. SAARC Secretariat was established on 16th January 1987 AD.
What is the main task of Secretariat? What is called the head of Secretariat?
The main task of Secretariat is to carry out day-to-day administrative tasks of SAARC. The head of Secretariat is called the Secretary General.
What do you mean by Meteorology?
Meteorology refers to the branch of science related to the study of atmosphere.
When was SAARC established?
SAARC was established on 8th December 1985 AD.
When did Afghanistan join SAARC?
Afghanistan joined SAARC on 13th November 2005 AD.
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