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Tibet Museum Starts Traveling Exhibition in Southern India from Bangalore

August 30, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 28, 2010

Bangalore -- The Tibet Museum of Department of
Information and International Relations (DIIR)
started its first leg of traveling photo
exhibition titled "Journey into Exile” and “Long
Look Homeward” in Southern India from Bangalore on 25 August 2010.

At around 11 AM, honourable chief guest Mr Roshan
Baig, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA),
Bangalore, an ardent supporter of Tibetans in
Karnataka State, inaugurated the exhibition.  Mr
Tashi Phuntsok, Chief Representative Officer of
South India, welcomed the chief guest and other
distinguished guests. This was followed by
speeches by Mr Roshan Baig, MLA, Mr Suresh
Heblikar, environmentalist and actor, and Mr
Sadashiviah, Chairman, Pollution Control Board,
Government of Karnataka. Mr F.D.R Colaso,
President, Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society
(ITFS), Bangalore Chapter and also a former I.G
and DIG of Karnataka State thanked distinguished
guests and people gathered here to watched photo exhibition.

The Photo Exhibition was organised by the Tibet
Museum in association with Indo Tibetan
Friendship Society, Bangalore Chapter at
Ashirvad, St. Mark’s Road, Bangalore, with an aim
to create awareness among local Indian populace
and Tibetan settled in the city about Tibetans
life in exile and Tibet's past and present situation.

Local Indian youth taking a glance at the
photographs of Tibetans early life in the exile.

At 1.30 PM, Dhondup Dolma, researcher of
Environment and Development Desk of DIIR, gave a
detail presentation on environmental issues
related to Tibet and also answered the questions posed by the visitors.

More than 150 people comprising of both Tibetans
and local Indian populace thronged to visit the
rare photo exhibition, and also watched Tibet
related documentary films such as leaving Fear
Behind, Nation in Exile, Meltdown in Tibet and Compassion in Exile.

The Tibet Museum’s traveling exhibition team is
currently holding their next photo exhibition at
Hunsur Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement from 28 to 29 August 2010.
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