Tibetan Students Shine At International Cultural Fest

Tibetan students shine at International cultural fest at the Lovely Professional University in Jhalandar, Punjab. The group of Tibetan students who took part in their annual international festival of cultural performances were declared as the third position among the 26 participating countries.

Lovely Professional University witnessed their annual international students fest, One World on 21 and 22, November this year where the representative students from 26 countries which amounted to a total number of 156 international students gave their respective cultural performances.

According to their official site, a total of 15 Ambassadors and Diplomats have graced the opening ceremony at Lovely Professional University (LPU), the One World International cultural fest. During this festival, the international students presented cultural dances and songs in addition to showcasing their national traditions and important identities.

This year edition of LPU One World fest saw a total of 30 Tibetan students take part in representing Tibet in this international cultural fest. According to the report Tibet Times, the Tibetan students have presented a dance performance on the trending Tibetan song, Phur (FLY) while also introducing Tibet’s cultural and traditional values during the international cultural fest.

The Tibetan students in the past were not allowed to represent Tibet in the international cultural fest after Tibetans and Chinese students got bitter during the festival. However, they were given special permission to represent Tibet in the University fest this year. His Holiness the Dalai Lama had earlier in the year 2015 visited the university too.

The cultural festival was led by the students group from Bangladesh, following by the students from Sri Lanka and then the Tibetan students in the third place. According to the report, winners received a cash prize of Rs. 20,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. Presently the University hosts around 24,000 students from more than 52 countries. There are around 80 Tibetan students presently studying in the University.

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