Jointly organized, on Alliance Francaise’s director Annick Chandra Pele’s idea, by Darpana and Kanoria Centre for Arts, the Tibetan Festival brings to Ahmedabad a Tibetan dance and music performance, four noteworthy films, including ‘Compassion in Exile’, a Thangka paintings exhibition-cum-workshop, a rare opportunity, as well as photo exhibitions ‘A Long Look Homeward’ and ‘His Holiness the Dalai Lama’. Besides, there will be authentic lectures on ‘Tibetan Medicine’, ‘Tibetan History’ and ‘Science and Buddhism’.
In short, glimpses of the rich culture of snow-capped Tibet, the beautiful land of the followers of Buddhism, can be had at the festival during the week (January 16 to 20). Underlying the images of this ancient culture is its struggle today to survive. "We are a nation," the Dalai Lama once observed, "with an ancient culture, which now faces the threat of extinction."