Deputy Speaker Inaugurates Tibet Museum’s Exhibition ‘From Home to Exile: Remembering March 17’
DHARAMSHALA: Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok inaugurated the Tibet Museum’s photo exhibition titled ‘From Home to Exile: Remembering March 17’ at the Tibet Museum today.
The exhibition features 33 photos showcasing the journey of His Holiness from Lhasa to India in March 1959.
“The events of March 1959, leading up the flight of His Holiness, were the darkest times in Tibetan history,” said Deputy Speaker, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, chief guest of the event.
“When I was a school teacher, it always filled me with emotions when I would discuss His Holiness’ autobiography ‘My Land and My People, with my students”.
He added, “However, if we revisit the life and legacy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, it is truly the most glorious moment in our history. His Holiness’ immeasurable achievements and his lifelong contribution to Tibetan movement strengthens our hope and spirit to continue to serve our country”.
Deputy Speaker further expressed Tibetan people’s gratitude to India for hosting Tibetan people for six decades.
As told by Tashi Phuntsok, Director of Tibet Museum, the photo exhibition marks the onset of CTA’s year-long Thank you India campaign.
“CTA is holding a series of Pan-India events to publicly express gratitude to the government and people of India, for ensuring the success of the efforts of Tibetan people. Today’s exhibition on the journey of His Holiness from Lhasa to India marks the onset of the Thank You India 2018 program,” said Director Tashi Phuntsok.