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Bangalore Tibetan students participate in 'FOOTPRINTS 3.O'

February 9, 2010

By Tenzin Dhondup
February 8, 2010

Bangalore, February 8 -- The Tibetans students in
Bangalore participated in the Northeast and
Tibetan Cultural Festival titled 'FOOTPRINTS
3.O'. Organized by the Northeast and Tibetan
students Forum of the St. Joseph Arts and Science
College, the festival showcased the rich cultural
heritage of Tibet and northeastern India.

The governor of the Karnataka state Sri. Hans Raj
Bhardwaj presided over the inaugural function as
chief guest. Kunga Dorjee, the chief
representative of south zone Tibetan settlements, also attended the event.

Cultural performances and Tibetan cuisines were
also some of the highlights of the festival. The
Tibetan students also sang “Thank you India” song
composed by the Tibetan Institute of Performing
arts to commemorate the fiftieth year of Tibetan exile and India’s hospitality.

Principal St Joseph’s College, Fr Ambrose Pinto,
said that the college respects every culture and
community with their differences. He claimed that
the fest is unique and only one of its kind among all colleges in Bangalore.

Themed on ‘A cultural amalgamation’ the festival
intended to bridge cultural gap and bring
students together by providing a platform to
showcase their distinct culture and tradition.
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