The Tibet Museum to Showcase Photo Exhibition at 34th Kalachakra from 1 January

BODH GAYA: The Tibet Museum of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Central Tibetan Administration, is set to showcase its exhibition of rare and interesting photos on Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the 34th Kalachakra in Bodh Gaya from 1 January 2017.

The exhibition will feature panels on three different themes namely ‘Biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’, ‘Long Look Homeward – An Exhibition on the Contemporary History of Tibet, and ‘The Burning Question: Why are Tibetans Turning to Self-immolation?’

Speaking to Tibetnet, Mr Tashi Phuntsok, Director of Tibet Museum, said: “Tibet Museum has been organising its exhibitions on Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama all over India and the world. Our exhibitions present the history of Tibet and the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama through collected photographs and life stories of the older generation.”

“This time we are organising our exhibition at Bodh Gaya with the hope of providing factual information on Tibet through photographs to the 2 Lakh devotees expected to attend this Kalachakra initiation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.”

“We will also be distributing books on the peaceful Tibetan freedom struggle led by the Central Tibetan Administration at free of cost to interested readers,” he added.

The Tibet Museum, established in 1998, has been strengthening the Tibetan spirit and its collective pride through exhibitions and publications on Tibet and Tibet related issues since its inception.

It has organised successful photo exhibitions at all the Kalachakra venues since 2000.

Tibet Museum’s exhibition at the last Kalachakra in Ladakh in 2014 was visited by tens of thousands of people and was remembered for its poignant presentation of Tibet’s occupation by China and the ongoing struggle of the Tibetan people.

This exhibition at the 34th Kalachakra in Bodh Gaya will conclude on 14 January 2017.