Dharamshala: - Nearly one thousand people, including Tibetans and foreign tourists gathered at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, in North Indian Himalayan town of McLeod Ganj where a musical concert to to create awareness about Tibet's issue in song and music.
Gangkar Rinpoche, Geshe Monlam Tharchin - a member of standing committee of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and representatives from Tibetan NGOs were among the guests who attended the opening concert.
The two-day night concert (October 29-30) entitled "Stone Pillar memoir For Martyrs in Song" aimed at honoring self-immolation protesters who have sacrificed their lives for Tibet.
The event was organised by the Association of Tibetan Artists to raise money to build a monument to commemorate those Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in Tibet calling for freedom in Tibet and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
13 Tibetan singers, including Tsering Gyurme, Phurbu T. Namgyal and Choedak performed at a martyrs memorial fund raiser concert in Dharamshala on October 29th, and 30th. These events are hosted by Lhakpa Dolkar and Amber Jade.
A new song honoring self-immolators released by Tsering Gyurmey, one of the most liked Tibetan singer from Nepal. He also performed the new song during the opening concert.
Hor Choetop, Dhenma Khentse, Tenzin Yuulo, Sogshod Dhargye, Tenzin Namkhen, Ngawang, Jamyang Tashi, Tamdrin Tseten, Loden, Choephel and Gyeyang Dolma among the singers who performed at the event.
According the association, the group of Tibetan singers already toured 26 Tibetan settlements across India. In nine months, the group managed to raise nearly Rs 7 Lakh.
The group tour was initially supported by Mr Dawa Rinchen from the Tibet Tours and Travels, managed by Tibetan professionals. It provides services to hundreds of tourists, institutes and organisations from different countries visiting India and Nepal.
The traditional costume or dress facilities provided by Mr Phurbu Tsering, director of Tibetan Traditional Fashion Shop based in Dharamshala, India, where you can buy or order traditional Tibetan costumes, trendy clothes, and new style Tibetan clothes with modern fashion elements.