Thursday, November 8, 2007


Today, I visited American Museum of Natural History located at 79th Street, Central Park West, New York City. Being a Tibetan, I was glad to see the Tibetan artifacts displayed in the Museum. Though Tibet was not recognized as a sovereign state by any country in the world but its distinct culture and tradition has helped given an equal footing in the Museum and that too was separated from the Chinese section. Later on, I realized that culture is what it matters and though at present we are politically stateless but if we keep our culture intact, we will survive in the future. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a visionary who had foreseen future from the day first of establishing the Tibetan Government in Exile based in India. He had initiated reestablishing Tibetan schools, cultural centers and monasteries in the Tibetan settlements in exile to preserve our identity and culture. Though Chinese government condemns the Tibetan traditions and cultures by different means, it survives from the rest of world and will strive for self determination for the Tibetan people from the Communist regime of China.

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