An Exhibition on Tibet Showcased at Kerala History Museum
Mr Tushar Gandhi inaugurating the three-day exhibition.
The Museum of Kerala History at Edappally in Kochi saw a unique display of three exhibitions on Tibet – ‘Tibet Dreams’, ‘Indian Cartoonists on Tibet’ and ‘A Long Look Homeward’ from June 12-14, 2016. Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, inaugurated ‘A Long Look Homeward’ a travelling exhibition of The Tibet Museum, Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamshala, as a part of the Tibet exhibitions organised by Friends of Tibet, Mumbai-based Tibet Support Group.
‘A Long Look Homeward’ brings to light Tibet’s recent history, the Chinese occupation and the Tibetans in exile features photographic narratives of the illegal occupation of Tibet and the journey of a Nation now in exile.
During the occasion Tushar Gandhi honoured Cartoonist Yesudasan, Artist Francis Kodankandath and Artist Alexander Devasia for their selfless service to the Tibet Cause in the field of creative art forms.
While addressing a huge gathering of supporters Tushar Gandhi said, “Tibet has been at the back of the mind of every freedom loving person. Today the message Bapu sent out from Dandi, that he wanted ‘world sympathy, in the battle of right against might’ is represented by Tibet most emphatically. I believe that, one day, the Tibetan people will triumph against the Chinese and get their freedom”.
Tushar Gandhi (Born: 1960) is the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi; grandson of Manilal Gandhi and son of Arun Gandhi. Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Foundation. He is also a known writer and socio-political activist. He is involved in advocating and spreading Gandhian values principles to address the problems and dilemmas faced by today’s generation. Tushar Gandhi was the goodwill ambassador of CSIR-ISP Intergovernmental Institution. In March 2005, he led the 75th anniversary re-enactment of the historic 1930 Dandi March. He is also a part of the High Level Dandi Memorial Committee constituted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, a team that oversees the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial, Dandi, Gujarat. Tushar Gandhi is the author of the book “Let’s Kill Gandhi”.
Mr Tushar Gandhi at the exhibition.