Bodhgaya, India: The chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh in India, Mr. Pema Khandu inaugurated two Tibetan museums in Bodh Gaya on 29th and 30th December. Organized by the Central Tibetan Administration, the Tibet Museum will display the life story of the Dalai Lama and the awards bestowed upon him in pictures.
Also displayed will be a compilation of pictures and documents showcasing Tibet during various stages of history.
The other museum to be inaugurated was to commemorate 50 years of the Tibetan medical and Astrological Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Also present during the inauguration were Kalon(Minister) Ngodup Dongchung, Department of Security and Mr. Tashi, Additional Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration.
After a brief foreword by Dr. Tsewang Tamdrin, the director of the medical institute, Mr. Khandu stated, "The whole museum has been wonderfully organized." Mr. Khandu, who along with his family is one of the chief patrons of the 32nd Kalachakra initiations at Bodh Gaya also remarked that he learnt a lot about the difficulties Tibetans had to undergo in their 50 years of exile through the exhibition.
"The Tibet Museum was specially constructed keeping in mind the huge number of devotees from Nepal, Bhutan,India and the significant number of Tibetans from Tibet and Chinese who have come for the Kalachakra initiations," Mr. Tashi stated.
"Pamphlets written in English, Tibetan and Chinese are being distributed at the venue," he added.
The inaugural exhibition was thronged by visitors from all age groups trying to get a glimpse of the rare images of Tibet, one would easily be awed by.