Join our Mailing List

"For a happier, more stable and civilized future, each of us must develop a sincere, warm-hearted feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama to launch Tibet Festival in Ahmedabad

December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007

Dharamsala, December 21: At the invitation of the Darpana Academy for
Arts and Kanoria Centre of Arts His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit
Ahmedabad in late January to launch a Festival of Tibet in the state

"We are happy that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has accepted the
invitation from these two important cultural centres in Ahmedabad," said
Mrs. Kesang Y. Takla, the kalon for the Department of Information and
International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration based in
Dharamsala in north India.

"The generosity of these two cultural centres in hosting His Holiness
the Dalai Lama and organizing the Tibet Festival will provide us the
opportunity to spread the message of His Holiness to a wider audience
and in introducing the wealth of Tibet’s cultural heritage to the people
of Gujarat," said Kalon Kesang Y. Takla.

While in Ahmedabad, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the
students and faculty members of the Indian Institute of Management in
Ahmedabad on business and ethics. His Holiness will later give a public
talk on globalisation and world peace at the Gujarat Vidypeeth University.

The Tibet Festival will showcase a film festival during which such
classic Hollywood films on Tibet like Seven Years in Tibet and Kundun
and other equally riveting movies like The Cup and Compassion in Exile
will be screened at the Natarani Theatre of the Darpana Academy for
Arts. Admission to view these films is free and is arranged on the basis
of first-come- first- serve. These films will be screened at the Darpana
Academy every evening from 16 to 19 January.

The Darpana Academy for Arts will also host talks by well-known scholars
on Tibetan medicine, Buddhism and science, foreign travelers to Tibet
through the ages and a gripping lecture on the traditional relations
between India and Tibet. These lectures will take place on 16, 17, 19
and 20 January at the Darpana Academy at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.

The Darpana Academy will also host an evening of traditional Tibetan
songs and dances on 20 January at 8:30 pm. Admission is free.

Meanwhile, the Kanoria Centre of Arts will host a photo exhibition on
the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, another photo exhibition on
Tibet past and present called A Long Look Homeward. The Kanoria Centre
for Arts will also host a thangka painting exhibition. There will be a
demonstration of this unique style of painting.

The Kanoria Centre for Arts will also host a free consultation for
patients by a traditional Tibetan doctor. These activities will take
place every day from 16 to 20 January.

For more details, please contact the Kanoria Centre for Arts and the
Darpana Academy.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
Developed by plank