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Tibetans settled in India trace exile story

November 22, 2009

Press Trust of India (PTI)
November 20, 2009

Bangalore -- A three day-festival capturing the
trials and tribulations of Tibetans would be
organised in the IT capital to commemorate the 50
years of exile of the Tibetan spiritual leader
Dalai Lama, and as a mark of gratitude to India
for extending refuge and support to homeless Tibetans.

"It is sad to think we have been away from home
for 50 years. I left Tibet when I was four.
Currently there are 1,40,000 Tibetans in exile,
majority of whom were in India", Tashi, a Tibetan
in exile, told reporters here today.

The festival would showcase Tibet's culture, art,
medicine religion and its ancient traditions,
Lobsang Choedak, press officer, deparment of
informationa and international relations, Central Tibetan Administration, said.

The highlights of the festival include a panel
discussion on Indo-Tibet relations by Claude Arpi
(the French author of books like The Fate of
Tibet) Bahakutumbi Raman, former addtional
secretary, cabinet secretariat and the Tibetan born educationist Nawang Dorjee.

A discussion on climate change and its impact on
the Tibetan Plateau, and Buddhism in the 21st
century would also be held by experts in the field.

Tibet's journey in exile which has been
documented through photographs would also be
showcased at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad.
The photo exhibiton depicts the beginning of the
exiled Tibetan community and how it has
transfromed over the last 50 years to become one
of the most successful refugee communities in the world.
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