Tibet Festival Bangalore – Celebrating Tibet

Opera Dance - Tibet Festival Bangalore

Tibetan Opera performance at the Tibet Festival in Bangalore

Bangalore, India: Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) organized a two day long Tibet Festivalf at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Seshadripuram, Bangalore; coinciding with the 79th Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to pay a tribute to his leadership of the Tibetan people and his immense contributions to Tibet and the world.

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed and celebrated the distinct and wide-ranging facets of Tibetan culture and religion that were on display at the cultural extravaganza.

Shri Deshpande at Tibet Festival Bangalore

Chief Guest, Shri. R.V. Deshpande being honoured at the Tibet Festival in Bangalore

The event was organized with the generous sponsorship of the Department of Tourism, Govt. of Karnataka, the Office of the Chief Representative, CTA South Zone and the five Karnataka-based Tibetan settlements. The Chief Guest for the event Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honorable Minister for Higher Education and Tourism, Government of Karnataka inaugurated the event and praised the achievements of the Tibetan refugees during their stay in India.
Open to the public and through its beautiful collection of exhibitions, film screenings, cultural performances and presentations, the festival celebrated the Tibetan way. Through the festival, the organizers hoped to bring Tibet closer to the people of Karnataka by familiarizing them with Tibet’s distinct traditions.

A photo exhibition titled ‘Tibet’s Journey in Exile’ portrayed the evolution of the Tibetan refugee settlements over the past five decades.

Shri Deshpande at Tibet Festival Bangalore

Chief Guest, Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honorable Minister for Higher Education and Tourism, Government of Karnataka at the exhibition on Tibetan sculpture at the Tibet Festival in Bangalore

Also on presentation were Tibetan handiworks, for example, Tibetan floor coverings, wood carvings, and parchment canvases, and also Tibetan therapeutic and natural items, with guests having the alternative to benefit of free meeting administrations by an acclaimed Tibetan Medical Specialist. The celebration additionally included Tibetan music, movie and musical drama, and in addition talks and film screenings.

Tibet Festival Bangalore Mentse Khang

Chief Guest, Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honorable Minister for Higher Education and Tourism, Government of Karnataka, accompanied by Kalon Dolma Gyari visits medical camp organised by Men-Tsee Khang at the Tibet Festival in Bangalore

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay at Tibet Festival bangalore

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay addressing the Tibet Festival in Bangalore

Tibet Festival Bangalore

Kalon Dolma Gyari addressing the Tibet Festival in Bangalore