Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) launches Cultural festival of Tibet

Chennai, April 3, 2018 – The Central Tibet Administration (CTA) launched the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre in the presence of Sheila Dixit, Former Delhi Chief Minister and Chief Guest at the event. Other dignitaries present at the event were, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Harmendar Singh, Frontier Office received Dalai Lama, T.N Chaturvedi, Former Governor, Mr. Mathur, Former Advisor to Home Minister, and, Naresh Verma, Director, India International Centre (IIC).

The three-day festival will feature exhibits andevents to present a thematic showcase of Tibetan art and culturallifestyle.  The event started with an opening ceremony by Sheila Dixit,Former Delhi Chief Minister and Thank You India song sung by the artists ofTibetan Institute of Performing Arts. 

Based on the theme ‘Expert Talk’ a panel discussion on‘India and Tibet: Ancient Ties and current bond’ was organized which wasmoderated by Rajiv Mehrotra, Filmmaker, Television Director-Producer. 

The festival aims to celebrate Tibetan Culture andshowcase all sides of Tibetan art, religion, lifestyle, medicine, history,literature, films and education activities. The day two of the festival willshowcase documentary screening of various films. 

On the occasion, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President,Central Tibetan Administration said, ‘We are happy and overwhelmed by thepresence of Sheila Dixit at our culture festival. I would like to extend myheart felt gratitude towards the people of India for accepting us with an openheart. The relationship between India and Tibet is of a teacher and a student.India has given us a chance to showcase our culture and tradition and who weare.’ 

He Further added, ‘We want Prime MinistersModi’s Make in India to succeed as we are made in India. Your success will beour success and our success will be yours.’ 

Sheila Dixit, Former Delhi Chief Minister and ChiefGuest, said, ‘I am very happy to be part of this attractiveand beautiful occasion, it is an opportunity for all of us to be present hereamongst these great artists. I am deeply honored to be part of this. India andTibet have a 60-years-old relationship which was started by Pandit Jawahar LalNehru ji. Now, this relationship has grown into brotherhood, we all arebrothers and sisters and all of us feel the same. India is happy to have youand Thank you for what you are.’ 

The eventwill be open to public on April 2-4, 2018 and will showcase a specialdocumentary; A place in the Sun; Stories from Tibet. The different artistperforming along with Tibetan art, literature, medicine, apparel,Thangka painting, woodcraft, metal craft, calligraphy, culinary, sand mandala,butter sculpture, photo exhibition, carpet, Yata and apron weavingand nomadic lifestyle.


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