A Long Look Homeward from Brussels
Thursday, 15 September 2005, 14:33
Brussels (Office of Tibet): A Long Look Homeward, a three-week exhibition of the Dharamshala-based Tibetan Museum, began at the Culture Center of the Commune of Auderghem in Brussels last Tuesday.
The exhibition (the fourth in a series) is hosted by the municipality in collaboration with the Bureau du Tibet and the Culture Center of the municipality.
Inaugurating the exhibition, Mr. Didier Gosuin, Mayor of Auderghem, said that he had hosted the exhibition as an obligation to promote liberty.
He stressed that it is necessary for him and his commune to support the Tibetan issue as a weaker people is being oppressed by a more powerful country and people.
Every year on 10th March, the Commune of Auderghem hoists Tibetan flag in the Townhall as an expression of solidarity for Tibet.
Despite repeated oppositions from the Chinese Embassy, the Mayor stood his ground, saying that in a free country people have freedom to express their opinions.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Western Europe, Tashi Phuntsok, expressed his hope that the exhibition will create a better understanding of Tibet.
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration.)