Bangalore: The Tibet Museum of DIIR, CTA in collaboration with Tibetan Cancer Society held a photo exhibition from 10 – 14 December, 2017 at Tibet Fest 2017 in Bangalore.
The photo exhibition entitled “A Long Look Homeward” and “India and Tibet – Ancient Ties, Current Bonds” was jointly inaugurated by Shri. N. A. Haris, MLA of Shanthi Nagar Constituency, Bangalore and Dolma Gyari, Former Home Minister of CTA on 10 December, on the auspicious occasion of the 28th Anniversary of the Conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
After the inaugural ceremony, people from various communities, young and old visited the exhibition and greatly appreciated the efforts that Tibetans are putting for its cause.
A number of nearby Indian office staff also visited the exhibition during their recess and leisure period. Some of them were deeply touched and were interested in learning more about Tibet after going through the photo exhibition. There was also free distribution of books on Tibet and two books entitled “A Long Look Homeward” and “Glimpses on the History of Tibet” for sale. They went through the books and took books interested to them and many of them also bought “A Long Look Homeward” and “Glimpses on the History of Tibet” to know more about Tibet. Students from nearby schools also visited the exhibition.
On 12 December, Lucky Ali, renowned Bollywood singer and actor along with winners of Mr. and Miss Tibet pageant 2017 and other guests visited the exhibition and were led through by the Tibet museum staff. Mr. Ali was very much impressed by the exhibition and deeply appreciated the hard work of Tibetans. He sympathized with the Tibetan struggle and wished His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama a long and healthy life.
The Tibet Museum concluded the five day long photo exhibition on 14 December having created greater awareness on Tibet and sharing the stories of Tibetan struggle with Indian brothers and sisters.
The Tibet Fest was organised by Tibetan Cancer Society which is a non-profit organisation aimed at providing free medical care irrespective of social and economic background. As part of their effort to self sustain and improve the health of communities, Tibetan Cancer Society organised the first ever “Tibet Fest” themed “Thank You India’’ in Bangalore from 10 – 14 Dec. 2017.