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06february2011002Dharamshala: On the occasion of Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the western Indian state of Rajasthan, the Tibet Museum will be organising a photo exhibition on Tibet in Jodhpur from 7 -10 February.

The exhibition titled "50 Years in Exile: Tibet Experience" will showcase pictures of efforts made by Tibetans in exile to preserve their unique identity, culture, language and religion. The event will exhibit biography of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet. There will be screening of documentary films on Tibet.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will deliver lectures on topics ranging from spiritualism to education and global peace in Jodhpur from 9 - 10 February.

At the invitation of Aravalli Institute of Management, His Holiness will give a lecture on the "Nalanda University system, existed in ancient times," at Hotel Taj Mahal on the morning of 9 February. Also present at the programme will be Maharaja Gaj Singh of Marwar, the former ruler of Jodhpur, who has invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Jodhpur.

Later in the afternoon, His Holiness will also be attending a programme in the Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls School, run by the trust constituted by Gaj Singh, where he will also be interacting with the students.

On 10 February, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address a gathering of Tibetans and local Indians at Taj Mahal Hotel. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Raja Gaj Singh will attend the programme. This programme has been organised by the Indo-Tibet Friendship Group and the "Tibet Uni Vastra Vyapar Sangh" constituted by the Tibetans, who come to sell the winter wears every year.

His Holiness will grace a programme at Barefoot College in the state capital Jaipur on 12 February.

Meanwhile, the Tibet Museum's travelling exhibition to head towards New Delhi following its programme in Rajasthan. The museum will exhibit "Tibet's journey into exile and Long look homeward" during a two-day Tibet Festival to be held at Tagore auditorium of Delhi University. The festival will bring some of the experts on Tibet for panel discussions. Other highlights of the festival include competition on Tibetan tradition costumes and games.

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