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Organisation of two-day Exhibition/Talk on Sambhota / Bhoti script at Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Kathmandu

Posted on: September 15, 2023

Embassy of India, Kathmandu, B. P Koirala India-Nepal Foundation and Nepal Buddhist Federation, jointly organized a two-day Exhibition/Talk on Sambhota / Bhoti script at Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Kathmandu. The event was inaugurated by Ms. Pramila Kumari, Hon'ble Minister of State for Education, Science and Technology, Government of Nepal together with Khenpo Kamal Bhandari, President of Nepal Buddhist Federation, and Khenpo Geshe Thupten Jikdol, Chairperson of Buddhist Philosophy Promotion & Monastery Development Committee.

2. More than 40 calligraphic paintings made using calligraphy of the sacred Buddhist mantras by Master Calligrapher Mr. Jamyang Dorjee from Sikkim, India, were put on exhibition. Mr Dorjee gave a live demonstration of the style and use of Sambhota script for the participants who were taught to write their names.

3. Hon’ble Minister of State mentioned that different cultures and traditions together form heart and soul of any nation. Nepal and India are rich culture with Buddhism being a common thread and has a rich legacy between the two countries. Mr. Jamyang Dorjee mentioned that Bhoti script is widely used in the Himalayan region of India and Nepal. He said Nepal also has a rich tradition of Ranjana Script which has been used for centuries for writing sacred and important Buddhist literature.

4. The event was well attended by lawmakers, representatives of different Monasteries, Buddhist associations and students of Bhot and Buddhist studies.  The exhibition shall remain open for all interested at the Nepal Art Council till 16 September  2023.



15 September 2023

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