At the invitation of the BIGNNING – the organizer of the Connect Northeast – the Culture and Business Fest 2016, the event was organized by the Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration, according to the Tibetan administration media.
The festival and exhibition was inaugurated by Mr Indresh Kumar, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Think Tank and Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.
The event was held to bring together the diverse culture and heritage of the North East on a common platform and connect it with the rest of India. It was also aimed to attract investment in all sectors and economic activities in northeast region.
Around one thousands participants consisting of students and entrepreneurs joined the daylong festival and also visited the Tibet Museum's exhibitions on His Holiness Biography and Indo-Tibet Relations.
"Excellent portrayal of Dalai Lama's momentous journey of life and his ideals. May god bless him for many more years of life and health so that he continues to guide us," Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region.
Special word of appreciation for "Bignning" and its team for having organized this exhibition with the objective to promote and propagate a noble cause," he added.
"It is a privilege for me to have this opportunity to view this photo exhibition of world leaders supporting the cause of Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama," said Mr Indresh Kumar.
"The exhibit is very moving and refreshing. However in last several years, people of India and abroad have come out on the roads and streets in large numbers in support of Tibet. It would be good to have some additional panels with their photographs and their wishes for Tibet. My heart felt congratulations for the wonderful exhibition," said Mr Kumar added.