Photo exhibition about Tibet in town, Speaker Mahara lauds development in Tibet

Kathmandu, Mar. 28: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara lauded on Thursday the rapid economic development in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China.

In his inaugural speech at the photo exhibition entitled 'The Present and Past Days of Tibet' Speaker Mahara expressed hope that the exhibition would further elaborate the dimensions of development in the TAR.

The photo exhibition held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the democratic reform in Tibet will be open till April 1.

Mahara added the photos put in display will contribute to strengthen people-to-people relations between the two neighbours.

Speaking on the occasion, Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, said that there had been tremendous development of transportation, communication, tourism, energy infrastructure in the last 60 years in Tibet, which had a great positive impact on the life of the people.

She said that equal attention was also paid to preservation of traditional culture, language and environment of the region.

She lauded uniformity in the Nepali leaders about improving connectivity between China and Nepal through Tibet and hoped that it would further boost the ties between the two countries.

Nima Ciren, deputy director of the China association for preservation and development of Tibetan Culture, said Tibet had taken a leap in Tibetan treatment and medicine since the feudal serfdom society was abolished and democratic reform started in Tibet in 1959.

"In the past we had about 120 people in Tibet who knew Tibetan treatment and medicine. But now, we have over 6,000 such doctors and we also have a university for this. We produce Tibetan medicine worth 1.4 billion RMB a year," he said.

Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara (right, in cap) and Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, looks at a photo put on display at the Tibet photo exhibition, Kathmandu, Mar 28, 2019. (Photo: Rajendra/TRN)

He said Nepal and Tibet had long history of relations due to Budhdhism and people-to-people exchanges and hoped that the ties would be further boosted through cultural exchanges.

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