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Third Day of the Autumn Festival “India-Russia-The Roerichs” in the Sacred Himalayan Roerich Estate

The three-day festival closed on October 9, the birthday of Nicholas Roerich, with the academic seminar “Himalayan Roerich Estate – The Centre of Culture, Friendship and Cooperation.”

On the same memorable day, the meeting of the IRMT Executive Committee took place in Shimla. The meeting focused on the vital issues of the organization’s functioning and chalked out the strategy of its further development. The highlight of the event was the meeting with H.E.Virbhadra Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh-cum- President, International Roerich Memorial Trust, who blessed the IRMT and wished it further development and prosperity.

The 143rd anniversary of Nicholas Roerich’s birthday was marked by one more significant event: inauguration of the renovated building of Nicholas Roerich’s studio in Gungshel, close to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti. This became possible due to the untiring efforts of the eminent Tibetan and Buddhist scholar from Lahaul Mr. Tsering Dorje who heads the Lahaul Roerich Society. The inauguration ceremony conducted in the traditional Lahauli style was attended by the representatives of the Russian Embassy in India and members of the EstonianRoerich societiy. The Roerichs spent several summer seasons in Lahaul in early 1930s and built a small studio for Nicholas Roerich to create his Himalayan landscapes.