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Guwahati will host the Festival of Tibet at Kalakshetra from Feb 2 to Feb 6. The Festival of Tibet is a 5 day long cultural event to promote Tibetan art and culture. His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, will inaugurate the festival. The Dalai Lama will be setting His Holy feet in Guwahati after 52 long years ever since he passed through this city last time in the year 1959.

The main highlights of the Festival of Tibet will be:

1. A photo exhibition titled ‘Tibet – A long look homeward’

2. Traditional Tibetan dances performed by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

3. Display of Tibetan traditional thangka paintings, arts, and crafts

4. Tibetan delicacies and cuisines

The Festival of Tibet is being held to bring Tibet closer to the people of the north eastern region and sharing Buddhist culture and tradition, said Mr Karma Yeshi, Tibetan Parliamentarian and a member of the organising committee of the festival.