Cultural show presented to mark Chinese Tibetan Losar
Kathmandu, Feb. 16: Chinese artists presented a cultural show to mark Chinese Tibetan Losar here in the capital on Thursday.
Altogether 12 cultural performances that included solo song by Lhapa Tsering entitled Travel to the West, Mount Everest, group dance entitled Yar Lha Sho Ba and flute playing entitled New Song of the Herdsmen were showcased during the two-hour cultural programme.
The cultural shows reflected art, history and lifestyles of the Chinese Tibetan people.
"The Chinese Tibetan Losar is the most ceremonious traditional festival of Tibetan people. On behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal, I would like to extend my sincere wishes and greetings to all the Tibetan compatriots living in Nepal, and pay tribute to all the friends for your care and support for the development of Tibet," said Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong, addressing the cultural show.
Highlighting on development of Tibet, ambassador Yu said that in 2016 ,Tibet enjoyed economic development, social stability and ethnic solidarity, with the gross production in the Tibet Autonomous Region reaching 114.8 billion yuan, representing an increase of 11.5% over the previous year-a double digit growth rate for the 24th year in a row.
The total social fixed asset investment in Tibet increased 20%, reaching 161 billion yuan, and the per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents were 27875 and 9316 yuan, an increase of 10% and 13% respectively. The infrastructure achieved a major breakthrough, she said.
In her greeting to the Tibetan community in Nepal, the Chinese ambassador said, "It is our common aspiration and responsibility to maintain the stability and unity of Tibet and to realize the prosperity and progress of Tibet. Our fellow Tibetan compatriots, despite living in a foreign land, are always concerned about the progress and development of the motherland, and have made contribution to national unity and ethnic solidarity."
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