Dharamsala holds seminar on Tibetan studies

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Dharamsala, Sep 4 (ANI): To mark 50 years of Chinese occupation of Tibet, a three-day international seminar on Tibetan and Himalayan studies is being hosted at Dharamsala.

The seminar was inaugurated by Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, the Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile here on Thursday.

Many scholars and intellectuals from India as well as across the world including Tibetans are participating in the seminar to exchange information on Tibetan history and developments over the past five decades.

"It is an international seminar on Tibetan and Himalayan studies and it will be three days in which a great number of outstanding scholars are participating," said Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile.

An Austrian delegate termed the first day of the seminar as an enriching experience.

"This is especially important because we pay tribute, as I said to this 50 years of Chinese occupation and all the...... which has been in Tibetan studies of this let's say the elite group of Tibetan authorities that gathered here to exchange the latest research," said Andra, a participant from Austria.

China has controlled Tibet since People's Liberation Army troops marched into the region in 1950 and Beijing considers Tibet as an integral part of its territory. (ANI)

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