27th Tibetan Shoton Festival Begins in Dharamshala
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27th Tibetan Shoton Festival Begins in Dharamshala

The 27th commenced with grandeur and enthusiasm at the (TIPA) in , running from April 10 to 22, 2024.

The festival, renowned for celebrating Tibetan opera, attracted a diverse audience eager to partake in the cultural festivities.

Kyabje Kundeling Tatsak , Jetsun Tenzin , graced the opening ceremony as the chief guest, joined by dignitaries including officiating Sikyong Tharlam Dolma Changra and Kalon of the Department of Education.

Rinpoche commended the devotion of opera troupes in preserving ’s rich cultural heritage, emphasizing the festival’s significance in exile.

During his keynote address, Rinpoche underscored the leadership of the in empowering Tibetans to uphold their traditions.

He urged attendees to cherish the Dalai ’s guidance and collaborate in safeguarding .

As a token of appreciation, Rinpoche presented a contribution of 1 Lakh rupees to each troupe group from the Department of and , CTA.

Over the course of 13 days, various Tibetan troupes showcased captivating , featuring timeless stories such as “Drowa Sangmo” and “Mila Repa.”

The festival promises an immersive cultural experience, uniting Tibetans in Dharamshala and beyond in celebration of their artistic heritage.


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