Exiled Tibetans raise funds for flood victims

Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Sept.28 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans organised a cultural event here to raise funds for flood victims of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.

The event was organised in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage, said Tibetan activist and organizer Chimmie Rigzin.

Exiled Tibetan lawmakers, activists from non-government organizations, leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) attended the event.

South American visitor Sisa Carolina praised the cooperation between Hindus and Tibetans in the field of culture and art.

"I really like that the Hindu culture and Tibetan culture are working together. This is a very good opportunity to see how they are sharing their arts but also the projects and now I know more about this." said Carolina

Young Buddhists artists from the Kinnaur district presented traditional dances and songs.

Few foreigner tourist and the local Tibetans also attended the gathering.

With Tibet lying towards its east, the culture and customs of Kinnaur are strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

The Kinnauri people have a historical connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Decades old monasteries mark the region.

India experiences monsoons from June to September, vital for its agriculture. But the rains frequently affect millions of people, devastating crops and homes and sparking outbreaks of diseases such as diarrhoea and dysentery.

Poor management of water levels in dams has also led to huge volumes of water being released into rivers. (ANI)

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