Bylakuppe: Tibet Museum Kicked off its traveling exhibition tour of three major Tibetan Settlements in Southern India from Bylakuppe on 6 July 2017.
The two-day photo exhibition held at the Tibetan Dekyi Larsoe Community hall saw hundreds of Tibetans; elders, students and monks throng the exhibition hall on 6 and 7 July.
The exhibition themes, ‘Biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’ and ‘Why are Tibetans turning to Self-Immolations?’ were displayed for the residents of Lugsung Samdupling Tibetan Settlement and Tibetan Dickyi Larsoe Settlement. Bylakuppe, consisting of Lugsung Samdupling Settlement and Dickyi Larsoe Settlement is one of the biggest and oldest Tibetan settlements, it is also renowned for being the centre of big Monasteries such as Sera Monastery, Namdroling Monastery and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
The students from Central School for Tibetans CVP, Central School for Tibetans, Kailashpura and Tibetan Childrens Village (TCV) led by their teachers witnessed the exhibition and were guided through the exhibition by the three traveling staff of Tibet Museum. The students interactively took part by raising questions and doubts regarding the exhibition with the staff of Tibet Museum.
The documentary films ‘What Remains of Us’ and ‘Compassion in exile’ were screened for the elders and students on 6 and 7 July respectively.
DIIR publications like ‘Introduction of CTA’, Introduction of Middle way policy (Tibetan and English), Sheja News Bulletin and Tibet Musuem’s Newsletters were distributed among the visitors.
In the Tibet Musuem’s Comment book, the visitors expressed their appreciation and the needfulness of such exhibition for the younger generation to understand and to instill a sense of gratitude towards His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his untiring effort and contribution to the Tibetan cause and world peace.
Tibet Musuem’s traveling exhibition unit is now slated to travel to Hunsur Rabgayling Settlement and Kollegal Dhondenling settlement to showcase the Photo exhibition on 10 July 2017 and 13 July respectively.
-Report filed by Tibet Museum, DIIR-