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'Tibetan 'government-in-exile' to open Tibet museum in Dharamshala'

PTI
Published : Jan 13, 2018, 3:23 pm IST
Updated : Jan 13, 2018, 3:23 pm IST

Exhibits of the museum will be 11 themes. The first will be an introduction to Tibet, its history and culture ‘prior to Chinese invasion’.

There will be a memorial space for 1.2 million Tibetans ‘that have perished as a result of resistance’, head of the Tibetan 'government-in-exile' Lobsang Sangay said. (Photo: AP/File)
 There will be a memorial space for 1.2 million Tibetans ‘that have perished as a result of resistance’, head of the Tibetan 'government-in-exile' Lobsang Sangay said. (Photo: AP/File)

Dharamshala: The Tibetan 'government-in-exile' has decided to open a Tibet museum at Gangchen Kyishong in Dharamshala by the end of this year.

The exhibits of the museum will be around 11 themes. The first will be an introduction to Tibet, its history and culture "prior to Chinese invasion", the head of the Tibetan 'government-in-exile' Lobsang Sangay said in Dharamshala.

There will a section of contemporary Tibet and a memorial space for 1.2 million Tibetans "that have perished as a result of resistance", he said, adding there will themes based on environment and the Dalai Lama.

Tempa Gyaltsen, who handles the environment theme, said: "Tibet with its environmental importance for Asia in terms of water and climate, among other things, is an issue both Tibetans and Chinese have to take heed of and work together in the long run."

The cost of the museum will be around Rs 6 crore, half of which has been sourced, said Tashi Phuntsok, the director of the proposed Tibet Museum.

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Location: India, Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala