Dalai Lama To Inaugurate Himalayan Festival

Dec 01, 2014 14:03 | Tibet News

Dalai Lama To Inaugurate Himalayan Festival in Dharamsala on 10th Dec

Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma)

Spiritual leader Dalai Lama and Himachal Chief Minister Vir Bhadra Singh Shall jointly inaugurate the International Himalyan Festival on 10th of this month at Meleodganj Dharamsala. This festival is being organized by Himachal Tourism Department to celebrate the silver jubilee year of presentation of Nobel Peace prize to Dalai Lama . briefing about the festival, Ex Minister, and at present Vice Chairman of the Tourism Development Board of Himachal Pradesh   Maj Vijay Singh Mankotia said,”about 230 artists from Arunachal, Sikkim, Utterakhand, J&K, Punjab and Rajasthan shall participate in this two days cultural extravaganza .”He further said that Himachali artists of 7 districts shall also perform in Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts TIPA at upper Dharamsala on 10th and 11th of December.

Talking to PTI at Dharamsala Mankotia said ,”Central Tibetan Administration CTA has also  invited cultural troops from Russia, Mangolia and Bhutan to take part in this festival.” He said that though Dalai Lama is going to Rome to participate in the Dec 12th Nobel Peace Laureates’ Conference, yet agreed to be the a part in the opening ceremony of Himalayan International Festival at Tsuglakhang  ,The main Tibetan Temple at Mecleodganj.