History of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
The foundation stone of the museum was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama on February 10, 1957. On October 1, 1958, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology. Sir Tashi Namgyal, the 11th Chogyal of Sikkim, changed its name into the “Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology”.
Amenities in Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
The centre also has a wide range of Lepcha and Sanskrit manuscripts and scrolls of ancient vintage. The museum attached to it contains over 200 icons, old thangkas and some ritual vessels amongst the various objects of art on display.
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