A photo exhibition to mark World Photography Day 2012 was organised at Ashirvad Bhavan in the Raj Bhavan complex at Gangtok on 4th September. The exhibition included photographs depicting Sikkim’s landscape, people, flora and fauna. It further showcased the contributions of Sikkim’s pioneering photographers Rhenock Yarpa Tse Ten Tashi and his son Yarpa Paljor Dorji Tashi, popularly known as “Yap Penjola”. A Power-Point presentation was also made by Mr. Kiran Rasaily, President, Vivid Kala Akademi of Sikkim, which covered about sixty selected photographs of local photographers along with works of renowned photographers from Delhi, Kolkata, Goa and Darjeeling.
The organizers of the exhibition included Vivid Kala Akademi, Sikkim and Journalist Union of Sikkim (JUS). Tenzin C. Tashi, the granddaughter of Yarpa Tse Ten Tashi and daughter of Yarpa Penjola organised the retrospective of photographs by the late father-son duo.
The ceremony was addressed by H.E. the Governor of Sikkim and by Mr. Sonam Gyamtso Tashi, Vice- Chancellor, ICFAI University, Sikkim, son Yarpa Tse Ten Tashi. The guests included the Deputy GOC, 17 Mountain Division and his staff along with family members of Yarpa Tse Ten Tashi and his son Yarpa Paljor Dorji Tashi. Also present were Prof. Anil K. Gupta, from IIM, Ahmedabad with 28 students.
Source: Raj Bhawan,Sikkim