Kalon Norzin Dolma Inaugurates Tibet Museum’s Temporary Exhibition on Tibetan Nomads: Speaking Through Donors Memories.
Dharamshala: The Tibet Museum, with the participation of TCV Ladakh, launched a temporary exhibition titled ‘Tibetan Nomads: Speaking Through Donors Memories’ this morning at Gangchen Kyishong.
Around 26 children of Nomads in Ladakh engaged the spectators with live presentations of nomadic culture and lifestyle employing essential nomadic equipment.
Kalon Norzin Dolma attended the inauguration of the temporary exhibition as the Chief Guest, along with Special Guest Tenzin Rabten, Director of TCV Ladakh, and senior officials of the Department of Information and International Relations.
A brief inauguration ceremony was held following the Chief guest’s tour of the Tibet Museum’s newly launched section on Tibetan nomads.
Tenzin Topdhen, Director of Tibet Museum, introduced the gathering to the purpose and process of launching today’s exhibition, explaining that the key objective was to present a holistic understanding of Tibetan nomadic culture and lifestyle, in addition to highlighting the crisis faced by Tibetan nomads under China’s development policies.
“The self-sufficient Tibetan nomads today face the threat of dwindling numbers due to resettlement coerced by the development policies of the Chinese government that are premeditated to occupy the nomadic lands for mining and to sinicize the displaced nomads,” said Tenzin Topdhen.
He further apprised that 90% of the artefacts and equipment on display were collected from 2018’s assessment tour of nomadic regions in Ladakh.
While addressing the gathering, Kalon Norzin Dolma extolled the initiative of the Tibet Museum to host this temporary exhibition on Tibetan nomads. She also appreciated the keen passion the children of TCV Ladakh exhibited in promoting the unique Tibetan nomadic culture while reiterating the significance of youth participation in the movement to safeguard the cultural heritage of Tibet.
“For us Tibetans, such an exhibition forms an integral part of learning and educating the world about Tibet’s distinct and flamboyant culture, especially when there is a consistent threat to the survival of Tibetan culture, language, religion and environment inside Tibet under China’s repressive policies,” Kalon noted and thanked the donors and everyone involved in bringing the event to fruition.