DHARAMSHALA: The Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) today concluded its three-day event to mark the 39th International Museum Day with a round of cultural performances. The final session was attended by tourists, monks, nuns, school children and lay Tibetans eager to watch the cultural performances on display.
The chief guests at the concluding session were the two secretaries of the department Mr Sonam Norbu Dagpo and Mr Tashi Phuntsok.
In his concluding remarks, Mr Sonam Norbu Dagpo spoke about the rich culture of Tibet that is preserved and promoted though the activities of DIIR’s Tibet Museum.
“First of all, I would like to thank you all for participating in this three-day event and making it successful. We hope you have gained a better insight into the Tibetan political struggle and Tibetan history through the presentations and panels on display during the event,” he said.
“Tibet Museum has long been a rich source of information on Tibetan history, the Tibetan struggle as well as on the life of Tibetans in exile for foreign tourists. The photos displayed in the Tibet Museum also serve as a constant reminder to the Tibetan people of the tragedy that has befallen on our country and reinvigorate our resolve to work for the tibetan cause,” he added.
The final session of the event began with cultural performances by the students of Mewoen Petoen School and Sherab Gatsel Lobling before concluding with a traditional Tibetan circle dance (Gorshey).
The three-day event which was held from 18 – 20 May included guided tours of the permanent exhibition “A Long Look Homeward”, live demonstration of Thangka (scroll) paintings and displays, showcase of costumes of the three traditional provinces of Tibet, talks and lectures on Tibetan history and culture, and all-day screenings of documentary films on Tibet.