April 8, 2018
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Published By Tenzin Jigme

Chief guest Smt Sheila Dixit, former Chief Minister of Delhi visiting the exhibits at the Cultural Festival of Tibet. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

The Central Tibetan Administration hosted a three-day ‘Cultural Festival of Tibet’ at the India International Center in New Delhi. The festival was part of the 15th Kashag’s yearlong ‘Thank You India 2018’ campaign to mark the 60th year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s arrival in India and express gratitude to India for its hospitality and kindness.

At the three-day festival, India International Centre was filled with an all-round Tibetan ambience which was visible in the thematic exhibitions of the rich Tibetan culture, tradition and knowledge. The festival managed to bring together all sides of Tibetan art, literature, religion, medicine and lifestyle in one place.

The first day of the Festival was presided by CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay in the gracious presence of chief guest Smt Sheila Dixit, former chief minister of Delhi. There was a panel discussion on the title ‘India and Tibet: Ancient Ties, Current Bonds’ led by CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay, Kalon Trisur Samdhong Rinpoche, Dr Kapila Vatsyan and Mrs M L Sondhi.

The second day witnessed the screening and release of several short documentary films produced by the Department of Information and International Relations as part of the ‘thank you India’ campaign. The documentary films include:  CTA: Leading Tibet Home by Kalsang Rinchen; A Place in the Sun: stories from exile Tibet by Sontse, Bhuchung D Sonam, Tenzin Kalden, Tashi Topgyal; Chela’s Gift to its Guru, Tibet TV Production- a film by Tenzin Wangchuk and Tenzin Choedup, and India’s Road Builders, a Tibet TV Production- a film by Palden Choedon.

Venerable Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon of the Department of Religion and Culture, was the chief guest at the final day of the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet. He felicitated the participants of the festival by presenting a ‘Dharma Chakra’ to each of them as a token of appreciation.

Below are a few glimpses of the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet:

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre, Delhi, 2 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

The chief guest, Smt Sheila Dixit, former Delhi Chief Minister addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre, Delhi, 2 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

68-year-old Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar, a noted Tibetan Calligrapher on a mission at India International Centre, Delhi. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Tai Situ Rinpoche giving the discourse on Mindfulness and Cultivating Ultimate Happiness, 2 April 2018. Photo /Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Kalon Trisur Professor Samdong Rinpoche opening the panel discussion on ‘India and Tibet: Ancient Ties and Current Bonds’ at IIC, Delhi on 2 Apri 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay, the expert in International human rights law, democratic constitutionalism and conflict resolution, addressing the panel discussion on India and Tibet: Ancient Ties and Current Bonds, 2 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

A short documentary screening of India’s Road Builders directed by DIIR’s Tibet TV Journalist Palden Choedon. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

 

A total of five documentaries were screened at the Tibet Film Festival on the Day 2 of Cultural Festival of Tibet, IIC, Delhi, 3 April 2018.

 

Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok with DIIR Secretary Sonam Norbu Dagpo, chair of organising committee visiting the carpet weaving showcased the Cultural Festival of Tibet, 4 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok felicitating participant Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar with a presentation of the Dharma Chakra. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Following are the netizens reactions to the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet event at IIC, Delhi:

The opening day of Cultural Festival of Tibet have reached Thirteenth thousand five hundred and forty-three Facebookers, five hundred and thirty-three likes, and two hundred and seven have shared the post.

Six thousand Six hundred and fourteenth Facebookers viewed the audience reaction during the Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre, Delhi.

A facebooker named Tsering Choekyap wrote: “Glimpse of Cultural Festival of Tibet that kicked off at India International Centre, Delhi in continuation of yearlong Thank You India 2018 campaign”

A facebooker named Sonam Wang, a Ladakhi wrote: “We Indians are blessed by the presence of His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) in India. Thank You, your Holiness.”

 

DIIR Secretary equivalent Dhardon Sharling on her Instagram page @dhardon_sharling_dreamz share picture of filmmakers discussion post-documentary screening.

 

Tibet TV of Department of Information and International Relations published highlights of Cultural Festival of Tibet, which was viewed by seven thousand and four hundred netizens with seventy-four shares.

A Facebooker named Tenzin wrote: “Seeing weavers reminds me of my early days in south India when elderly Tibetan women weaving in their balconies. Hats off. Good work.”

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