Trending This Week on Social Media: Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre

Chief guest Smt Sheila Dixit, former Chief Minister of Delhi visiting the exhibits at the Cultural Festival of Tibet. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Central Tibetan Administration hosted Cultural Festival of Tibet as part of Thank You India 2018 campaign at India International Centre in Delhi, from 2 April to 4 April 2018.

At this three-day festival, India International Centre was filled with Tibetan-ness ambience through the thematic showcase of Tibetan culture that managed to bring together all side of Tibetan art, literature, religion, medicine and lifestyle in one place.

The first day of the Cultural Festival Tibet was presided by CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay at the gracious presence of chief guest Smt Sheila Dixit at the event. At afternoon fall, there was a panel discussion on India and Tibet: Ancient Ties, Current Bonds led by CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay, Kalon Trisur Samdhong Rinpoche, Dr Kapila Vatsyan, Mrs Sondhi and Smt Sheila Dixit, former Chief Minister of Delhi State.

The Second day witnessed a short documentary film screening, films produced by Tibet TV of Central Tibetan Administration. Screening includes: Short documentary film on Central Tibetan Administration by Kalsang Rinchen; A Place in the Sun: stories from exile Tibet by Sontse, Bhuchung D Sonam, Tenzin Kalden, Tashi Topgyal; Chela’s Gift to its Guru, Tibet TV Production- a film by Tenzin Wangchuk and Tenzin Choedup, and India’s Road Builders, a Tibet TV Production- a film by Palden Choedon.

Department of Religion and Cultural Minister Karma Gelek Yuthok presided the final day of a three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet. And felicitated the participants by presenting Dharma Chakra as a token of appreciation.

Glimpses of photographs of a three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet:

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre, Delhi, 2 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

The chief guest, Smt Sheila Dixit, former Delhi Chief Minister addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre, Delhi, 2 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

68 years old Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar, Tibetan Calligrapher on a mission at India International Centre, Delhi. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Tai Situ Rinpoche giving the discourse on Mindfulness and Cultivating Ultimate Happiness, 2 April 2018. Photo /Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Kalon Trisur Professor Samdong Rinpoche opening the panel discussion on ‘India and Tibet: Ancient Ties and Current Bonds’ at IIC, Delhi on 2 Apri 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay, the expert in International human rights law, democratic constitutionalism and conflict resolution, addressing the panel discussion on India and Tibet: Ancient Ties and Current Bonds, 2 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

A short documentary screening of India’s Road Builders directed by DIIR’s Tibet TV Journalist Palden Choedon. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

 

A total of five documentaries were screened at the Tibet Film Festival on the Day 2 of Cultural Festival of Tibet, IIC, Delhi, 3 April 2018.

 

Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok with DIIR Secretary Sonam Norbu Dagpo, chair of organising committee visiting the carpet weaving showcased the Cultural Festival of Tibet, 4 April 2018. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok felicitating participant Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar with a presentation of the Dharma Chakra. Photo / Tenzin Phende / DIIR / CTA

Following are the netizens reactions to the three-day Cultural Festival of Tibet event at IIC, Delhi:

The opening day of Cultural Festival of Tibet have reached Thirteenth thousand five hundred and forty-three Facebookers, five hundred and thirty-three likes, and two hundred and seven have shared the post.

Six thousand Six hundred and fourteenth Facebookers viewed the audience reaction during the Cultural Festival of Tibet at India International Centre, Delhi.

A facebooker named Tsering Choekyap wrote: “Glimpse of Cultural Festival of Tibet that kicked off at India International Centre, Delhi in continuation of yearlong Thank You India 2018 campaign”

A facebooker named Sonam Wang, a Ladakhi wrote: “We Indians are blessed by the presence of His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) in India. Thank You, your Holiness.”

 

DIIR Secretary equivalent Dhardon Sharling on her Instagram page @dhardon_sharling_dreamz share picture of filmmakers discussion post-documentary screening.

 

Tibet TV of Department of Information and International Relations published highlights of Cultural Festival of Tibet, which was viewed by seven thousand and four hundred netizens with seventy-four shares.

A Facebooker named Tenzin wrote: “Seeing weavers reminds me of my early days in south India when elderly Tibetan women weaving in their balconies. Hats off. Good work.”