TIPA celebrates Yarkyi festival 2022 to mark the 63rd founding anniversary of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. All the trainees and artiste of TIPA spend the whole month and half after the successful completion of 25th Shoton festival on researching, practicing and composing a new song, dance and a drama play.
After all the preparation and hard work, the artiste presented all the songs on the day of Yarkyi festival on 15th June, where the chief guest includes Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration and Deepak Padmakumar, the new liaison Officer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the special guest.
Among others attendees were protem Chief Justice Commissioner Karma Dadul; Security Kalon Gyari Dolma; Public Service Commissioner Pesur Wangdue Tsering; members of the 17th TPiE Standing Committee; Secretaries of Central Tibetan Administration; representatives from the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Geshe Lhakdor, Director of the Library of Tibetan Work and Archives; Thupten Tsering Director of Mentsee khang; heads of the local TCV and Sambhota schools and representative of from regional association and unions.
This year, Ngonpa house won the trophy of the Yarkyi Cultural show; and the entire competition between two houses; Ngonpa and Gyalu was thoroughly remarked by three judges.
Following the TIPA Director Dhondup Tsering’s short introductory remarks on the event, Sikyong Penpa Tsering presented statues of Thangtong Gyalpo to the retired staff and certificates to the graduate students of the Institute. He also gave a token of appreciation to the event’s judges before handing the trophies to the winner and lauded the artiste for putting their soul and effort for doing research and composing new songs every year for the Yarkyi festival.