February 10, 2014
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi
Visitors at the Tibetan stall during the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, Australia

Visitors at the Tibetan stall during the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, Australia

CANBERRA: The Office of Tibet and the Tibetan community in Australia showcased Tibet’s rich cultural heritage at the National Multicultural Festival held in Canberra from 7-9 February. The Tibetans won the top spot for best cultural exhibit during the festival in 2011.

The annual event, which attracted over two lakh visitors this year, served as an important platform for different communities in Australia to showcase their culture, art and cuisines. 

Tibet’s unique religious artefacts and a huge scroll painting were put on display for the visitors. Presentation of intricate sand mandala preparation by venerable Thubten Khedup became one the attractions of the Tibetan exhibit and was well appreciated by a stream of visitors. The Office of Tibet put on display books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and information kits on Tibet, including websites and newsletters, on the issue of Tibet.  The Tibetan community in Canberra presented folk songs and dances and cuisines of Tibet. “Through these exhibits, we were able to introduce to the public about Tibet’s rich and unique culture and religion,” Ms. Dadon, an official at the Office of Tibet, told Tibet.Net.

Sand Mandala presentation at the cultural festival in Canberra, Australia

Sand Mandala presentation at the cultural festival in Canberra, Australia


Tibetan artists present folks songs and dances at the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, Australia

Tibetan artists present folk songs and dances at the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, Australia

 

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