The Tibet Museum of the department of information and international relations (DIIR) will be showcasing photo exhibitions in Tibetan communities in and around Himachal and Uttrakhand as part of the Central Tibetan Administration's (CTA), also called Tibetan government-in-exile) initiative to mark 2014 as the year of the the Dalai Lama.
"The themes for the exhibition are 'His Holiness the Dalai Lama's three commitments in life', 'The Tibet journey-in-exile" and "The burning question - why are Tibetans turning to self-immolation?" told a spokesperson of the exile government.
The exhibition will kickoff at Tibetan Homes School in Rajpur, Dehradun on October 13. It will be then held in various Tibetan schools in the region and conclude on November 4.
"About 80 panels will be exhibited, of which 14 panels will feature the spiritual leader's three commitments in life, 40 panels will portray Tibetan life in exile for the last 50 years, and 27 panels will feature extensive photographic and textual information on the causes of the self-immolation inside Tibet, as well as some of the self-immolators' last words," said the spokesperson, adding that during the exhibition, several documentary films on Tibet will be also screened.
He added that the exhibition was a part of the CTA programme "2014 -year of the Dalai Lama" to express gratitude to the spiritual leader's remarkable achievements for the cause of Tibet and promote his ideals of non-violence and human values.
"Another important objective of the exhibition is to create awareness among Tibetans as well as Indian communities about issues related to Tibet and its people," he said.