EXHIBITION AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI

The exhibition in Delhi was the final destination on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute) after covering 12 states and visiting 36 places in India.  It was held from 4 - 7 Feb, 2012.  The exhibition was inagurated by the Chief Guest, Ms. Sujaya Krishnan (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi).  The other dignitaries present were Mr. Tempa Tsering, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the Guest of Honour; Prof. M.G.K Menon, director and Premola Ghose, chair, Programme Division of IIC (India International Centre).

The chief guest lighted the butter lamp to commence the exhibition.  It was then followed by the Registrar, Mr Tsering Phuntsok's address to the gathering on the occasion giving an introduction of the institute and its development.  The Guest of Honour spoke on the occasion by congratulating the institute on its golden jubilee anniversary and wished success in its further development to enrich the rich culture of Tibetan medicine and astrology. 

"It was a privelege to be invited as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration" said the Chief Guest by addressing the gathering.  She said that it was a culmination of year long hardship and the institute grew from a tiny to a mighty organisation.  This 7th century based Tibetan system is a culmination of indigeneous and other medical tradition.  The heatlh care and healing  of Tibetan medicine is the oldest in the world and it is a system which takes into consideration the physical and mental disorders.  "Imbalance is the cause of illness and we have to balance it".  The Chief Guest also informed that Kerala her native place is the land of Ayurveda and she found similarities in the two traditions. "I wish my best and success to enrich the medical tradition and provide an alternative " said the chief guest by closing her speech.  

More than 200 people visited the exhibition in Gandhi King Plaza at India International Centre.  The vistors were doctors, enthusiasts, social workers, media persons, foreign dioplomats and intellectuals.