Tibet Museum Showcase Exhibition at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
DHARAMSHALA: At the invitation of the Dhakpo Shedrubling Monastery based in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, the Tibet Museum staff travelled to Kias Village, Kullu and presented two of its mobile exhibits from 30 August to 1 Sept 2014. The exhibitions took place during Dhakpo Rinpoche’s teachings, which were attended by hundreds of people, local monks and foreigners from various parts of the world.
The exhibitions were inaugurated by Dhakpo Rinpoche on 30 August and was opened to the public. Before the inauguration, Mr. Tashi Phuntsok, Director of the Tibet Museum, gave a brief introduction about the exhibitions. He also spoke about the current situation prevailing inside Tibet and the Central Tibetan Administration’s efforts to resolve the issue through the Middle Way Approach.
The first exhibit, titled ‘The Burning Question : Why are Tibetans turning to self-immolation?’ 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. The second exhibition – ‘India and Tibet : Ancient bonds, current ties’ – focused on Indo-Tibet relations throughout history and leading up to the present day.
During the 3-day exhibition, several documentary films were also screened to hundreds of people, in order to complete their experience and add to their understanding of the two exhibitions.
‘The event was a success, and visitors gave us very positive feedback. We hope that, beyond informing them on Tibet’s current situation and the CTA’s position, the exhibitions will lead them to concrete actions in support of Tibet’, said Mr. Tashi Puntsok, Director of the Tibet Museum.
‘I feel very sad after visiting the exhibition. For the moment I just want to ask myself what I can do, as a citizen of the world’, added a French tourist after her visit of the exhibitions.
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