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People celebrate Tibetan Calligraphy Day in Lhasa

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 05/01/2020 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    A student writes Tibetan calligraphy on jangshing to celebrate Tibetan Calligraphy Day in Lhasa, regional capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, April 30, 2020. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

    Tibetan calligraphy is believed to have been created in the seventh century, during King Songtsan Gambo's reign. In recent years, the Tibet Autonomous Region has taken various measures to promote the learning, use and development of Tibetan calligraphy, including providing calligraphy training courses in Tibet and other Tibetan residential areas, carrying forward writing practice on jangshing, a traditional Tibetan writing board.

     

    "By setting up Tibetan calligraphy extracurricular classes for primary and secondary students in Tibet, I hope more people, especially young Tibetans, will get interested in Tibetan calligraphy through such activity, and I also expect such valuable culture will get better preservation," said Namgyel Wangdrak, a famous Tibetan calligrapher, "It is not enough that only calligraphers work on this unique culture, it is important for young generation to learn more about it, and become successors."

     

    Generally, writing practice is an essential part of most Tibetan children's early education. The time practicing Tibetan calligraphy on jangshing is the finest memory for Tibetan children born before the late 80s. Thanks to the government's great contribution toward cultural preservation and development, nowadays, more and more young Tibetans start to pay attention to Tibetan calligraphy.

     

     

    People celebrate Tibetan Calligraphy Day in Lhasa, April 30, 2020. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

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