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  • One-Day Hunger-Strike In Bombay
    They had several demands the chief one being the freedom of Tibet from China Other demands included the start of dialogue with the Dalai Lama the release of political prisoners from Drapchi the biggest prison in China and the release of the Panchen Lama The organisation is also leading a Say no to Made in China Products campaign across various cities of India including the metros Pune Hyderabad Dharamshala and

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  • A Long Look Howeward: Calcutta, July 6-8, 2003
    by offering the silk scarf at the altar of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Monks from the Karma Kagyu Monastery lead the prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Indian supporters joined in the tsampa throwing ritual outside the gallery on the footpath Some passers by too joined in the name of The Dalai Lama Prabash Kejriwal of Chitrakoot Gallery and Tenzin Tsundue Kallianpur and Tathagata Chakravarti of Friends of Tibet INDIA People came from as far as Gangtok and Darjeeling Some Tibetans from Bylakuppe and Dimapur who were passing through the city too dropped in About 30 resident Tibetans some as old as 80 and 90 walked up to the second floor art gallery carrying their mani and rosaries in their hands Whispers say they have been celebrating the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama ever since 1957 The three day photo exhibition A Long Look Homeward narrated the history of Tibet Tibet in exile and also portrayed the present situation of Tibet under the Chinese occupation Every evening a film on Tibet was screened The films Kundun Tibet Cry of the Snow Lion Red Flag Over Tibet and Windhorse were shown Since more

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  • 'Creative Resistance Released' in Dharamsala - sofar himachal | Friends of Tibet
    audience was already visible Bhuchung read three of his poems from his book Dandelions of Tibet his first stint into poetry His upcoming project is Muses in Exile a collection of poems written by young exile poets Lhasang Tsering read three of his poems from the new book Tomorrow and other Poems Through his poems he has expressed his yearning to return to a free Tibet The programme Celebrating exile which lasted for more than an hour was the third from the pipeline of Friends of Tibet s activities in Dharamsala Tenzin Tsundue of the Friends of Tibet in his introductory remark said that the event was to give an opportunity for the Tibetan poets and writers to interact directly with each other and to give people an insight into Tibetan poetry and creative writing He also assured that his organisation will hold such programmes in the future also Tsundue said that the Tibetans in exile are not suffering poverty stricken ragged and painful people and that the Tibetans have come out as proud refugees The audience took active part in the event by expressing their views on modern Tibetan literature Report from www tibet net Thomas Jacob Chairman Press Academy releases Creative Resistance on August 9 2003 by handing over a copy to Joseph John left architect and a volunteer designer with Design People August 9 2003 Cochin Design People India s first volunteer designers orgnisation and Portrait Of A Corporate Crime an exhibition of photographs by Padmashri Raghu Rai was inaugurated by the eminent filmmaker Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan on August 9 2003 Saturday at the Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Gallery Cochin Kerala This five day long exhibition of 58 photographs documenting the Bhopal gas tragedy and after was brought to Kerala for the first time by Design People

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  • One-Day Hunger Strike, Pune. September 2, 2003
    free and independent Tibet to India Raaman Das co ordinator of Friends of Tibet Pune said the cause of Tibet is the cause of India and the movement to free Tibet will start from India while saluting the spirit of thousands of Tibetans who laid down their lives while defending their country during the illegal invasion by China from 1949 59 A signature campaign appealing to Indian supporters to join

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  • 'Cry Of The Snow Lion' in Mangalore - sofar south | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Tibet But they could feel and see their motherland through their cultural programme and costumes It was a meaningful exercise he observed He pointed out that the elderly among those who came to India as refugees were ageing and their enthusiasm too was waning as they would be entertaining doubts over the possibility of seeing their motherland in their lifetime It was for the younger generation to keep the flame of optimism bright and cultivate a spirit of struggle for seeing their motherland a free nation Mr Negi told the gathering of Tibetans This is an age of professionalism Nursing or law or any other field what you need is professionalism efficiency and skill Cultivate them and that will protect you the IGP advised the Tibetan youth A Long Look Homeward Exhibition of photographs on Tibet Speaking on the behalf of Friends of Tibet on the occasion Sethu Das said in the hearts of about over one lakh Tibetan refugees living in India there is an intense longing for their motherland Tibet Everyone in this country should respond to this longing of the Tibetan refugees he said They also need love and affection from the people of this nation and he called upon Indians to have love and regard for the unique Tibetan culture Mr Das also revealed that as far over 10 lakh Tibetan patriots have lost their lives in their struggle to free Tibet from an alien rule The struggle would intensify in the days to come he predicted Mr Negi also inaugurated an exhibition on the occasion depicting the atrocities perpetrated by the Chinese on Tibetans and the details of the Tibetan freedom struggle Association president Namgyal Pema welcomed the gathering Tenzin Tsundue of Friends of Tibet INDIA gave the introductory remarks Cultural programmes including the Snow

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  • 'Story Of A Nation', Pune. November 29-December 1, 2003
    Choekyi Nyima the boy identified by HH the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama was arrested and the Chinese installed their own candidate 1950 Despite protests by Britain US and India 40 000 Chinese troops overwhelmed the small number of Tibetan troops in Eastern Tibet These and many more occasions will now make for a display of photographs from November 29 to December 1 at the Yashwantrao Chavan Art

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  • 'Images of Home and Exile' in Hyderabad - sofar south | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    with an informal inauguration with few Tibetan students lighting candles and singing Tibetan National Anthem in memory of those who died while defending their country s freedom People gathered around the photographs eager to know about a country they mostly associated with monks mountains thangkas and Mandalas To most of the people the social and political situation of Tibet and its close links with India came as a revelation At the same time many of the guests offered valuable insights that will be of great help to us in future events and campaigns Friends of Tibet Co ordinators for Hyderabad Ms Madhuvanti Anantharajan and Dr Rajesh a lecturer specialised in Tibetan History Central University gave detailed explanations about the background of each photograph and the Tibetan National Flag Friends of Tibet also explained to people the E campaign for the Made in China Boycott which was launched with this exhibition Tibet Cry of the Snow Lion a documentary by Tom Peosay screened on March 24 2004 met with an overwhelming response given that it was the day of the Indo Pak Cricket finals and all of them agreed that was a powerful look at various aspects of the Tibetan issue

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  • 'Ocean of Wisdom' in Cochin - sofar south | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Street Fort Cochin on April 17 2004 at 6pm Anup Scaria Director of Kashi Art Café welcomes the gathering Anup Scaria Director of Kashi Art Café and an old supporter of the Tibetan cause welcomed the gathering of both Indians and Tibetans In the inaugural speech Prof KV Thomas spoke in length about the history of Kerala and her century old relationship with the Portuguese Dutch British Jews and the Chinese He said the presence of the exiled Tibetans in Kerala is a reminder that India is one country which always welcomed those who are undergoing political repression at various neighbouring countries He also expressed his wishes to meet the Dalai Lama in the near future Inauguration by Prof KV Thomas Yesudasan a well known political cartoonist and a writer from Kerala spoke about the few smiling faces he always remembers one of them is the Dalai Lama Tenzin Tsundue General Secretary of Friends of Tibet thanked the people of Cochin City for their support for various causes He explained about the future activities of the Friends of Tibet in Kerala state and informed the crowd that Ocean of Wisdom will travel to three cities in the state and to

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