Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Gangtok, November 27: 'Druk Denjong: A Historical Perspective' the Sikkim - Bhutan photo exhibition, is inaugurated by Dago Tshering, Bhutan Ambassador to India, Japan and Nepal on November, 26.
The Photo Exhibition was third in series and organized by Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Deorali. The first photo exhibition was held with the theme-'Who is behind the camera' and the second exhibition was on 'Namgyal Dynasty' in July last year. The first photo exhibition is also available on the website and the organizing committee plans to make the second photo exhibition a permanent one in future in the newly constructed building at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. However, this year's theme is 'Druk Denjong: A Historical Perspective'.
The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology embarked on its historical photo project with an interest centered solely on Sikkim specific photographs. Approximately, 90 Sikkim- Bhutan photographs are in the display which was recreated in digital format. Some photographs are extremely rare and some are famous. The exhibition organized mainly to educate the people about the history and to preserve, digitalize and inform.
Lhenpo Dago Tshering, in his short address said that geographically Sikkim and Bhutan are neighbors and historically they are friends. In terms of culture, religion, demography etc. Sikkim and Bhutan share many common features which gives joy to visit Sikkim, he added. He further expressed that the photo exhibition which was organized throws light on joint historical perspective on Sikkim and Bhutan relations through the ages to modern times.