The Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) will be showcasing photo exhibitions in Tibetan communities in and around Dehradun in northern India as part of the Central Tibetan Administration’s initiative to mark 2014 as the Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The themes for the exhibition are “His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Three Commitments in Life”, “The Tibet Journey-in-Exile” and “The Burning Question – Why are Tibetans Turning to Self-Immolation?”.
The exhibition will kickoff at Tibetan Homes School at Rajpur on 13 Oct. It will then move on to Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement on 16-17 Oct; Nainital on 21 Oct; Tibetan settlement and school in Paonta Sahib on 25-26 Oct; CST school at Herbertpur on 29 Oct; TCV Selakui on 1 Nov, Tibetan Homes School at Mussoorie on 4 Nov and CST school at Mussoorie on 7 Nov.
About 80 panels will be exhibited, of which 14 panels feature His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three commitments in life, 40 panels portray Tibetan life in exile for the last 50 years, and 27 panels features extensive photographic and textual information on the causes of the self-immolation inside Tibet, as well as some of the self-immolators’ last words. During the exhibition, several documentary films on Tibet will be also screened.
The exhibition is a part of the CTA programme “2014 – Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama” to express gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s remarkable achievements for the cause of Tibet and promote his ideals of non-violence and human values. Another important objective of the exhibition is to create awareness among Tibetans as well as Indian communities about issues related to Tibet and its people.