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  • Tibetans Gather to Celebrate Dalai Birthday | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    of Tibet India A Long Look Homeward an exhibition of photographs on Tibet from the Tibet Museum will be showcased at the gallery till July 3 The photographs narrate the history of Tibet Tibet in exile and also portray the present situation of Tibet under Chinese occupation There are about 30 old photographs some showing Chinese atrocities on Tibetans a few pictures of Tibet when it was free and some others showing mass destruction with several beheaded Buddha statues said Tathagata Chakravarti coordinator of Friends of Tibet India The exhibition was inaugurated on Sunday by actress Moon Moon Sen and among those present was Tenzin Tsundue general secretary of the Friends of Tibet India who resides next to the Dalai Lama s abode in Dharamshala Other monks came from Kalimpong Darjeeling and Gangtok Chakravarty said The programme began with a long reading from the Pecha a holy book of the Buddhists followed by Tibetan freedom songs From the time of Warren Hastings Kolltata has had a long association with Tibet Tibetan youngsters came to Kolkata to study before the illegal occupation of Tibet by China Even today the Indian Museum and the Asiatic Society have some of the best collections

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  • Friends of Tibet Pictorially State Their Case | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    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 Gallery organised by Friends of Tibet Raman Das who along with

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  • Showcasing A Freedom Struggle | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    is one of the events we ve planned this year to spread awareness on the Tibetan freedom struggle contemporary Tibet under the Chinese rule and its tradition and culture that are in stake Our brothers and sisters in Tibet look to us in exile with great hopes for freedom and it is every Tibetan s responsibility Pema la president of TSAM says An exhibition of photographs Long Look Homewards portrayed the life of Tibetans before exile and shed light on their freedom struggle The association will organise similar exhibitions in Pune and Hyderabad Pema la says The visitors were treated to Tibetan tea and snacks The Snow Lion Dance and Tashi Sholpa traditional Tibetan dance enthralled them The second day of the festival had documentaries Tibet Cry of the Snowlion Escape from Tibet Windhorse and Kundun for the visitors Special lectures marked the end of the festival Sethu Das president of Friends of Tibet India spoke on Why Tibet and Tenzin Tsundue writer and activist dwelt on Young Tibet on the new generation of Tibetans growing in exile The highlight of the festival was the Tibetan Food Festival with musicians playing the background as the visitors savored the delicacies The

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  • Tibetan Children Face An Identity Crisis, Says Writer | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    They are extremely passionate about their motherland which is something heartening Tsundue said They are like lamps which continue to flicker and help keep the issue in the limelight Sadly though they chase a dream they do not know its shape or colour for they have never witnessesd the glory of their country firsthand he lamented Hence the need for such events and festivals which not only brought Indian students closer to their Tibetan counterparts but also help Tibetan students know more about where they reallly belonged Tsundue added Elaborating on the states role in furthering the Tibetan cause he said the Karnataka Govt had provided us with land to build homes Today there are 30 000 Tibetans in four major Tibetan camps in the state in Hubli Coorg Hunsur and Chamrajnagar he said In his address CA Kallianpur of Friends of Tibet said the Chinese oppression of Tibet was condemnable China is an authoritarian country which has built its nation by subjugating others he said Indian Liberal Group national secretary Giridhar Prabhu opined that Tibet had always been a peace loving country Subjugation of such a country which is powerless as far as modern weaponry and sophisticated ammunitions are concerned is not heroism Prabhu said Heroism lies in the hearts of the Tibetans inside as well as outside their country who have a deep sense of patriotsim towards their motherland he said The Chinese nation was built on fear and force Strong public opinion could help bring the Tibetan cause into the mainstream he said Referring to a letter written by the then Home Minister Sardar Vallabbhai Patel the then Prime Minsiter Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950 on the Tibetan cause he said such culture of free communication at the highest levels should be revived The three day cultural festival

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  • Tibetan Youth Urged to Carry on their Freedom Struggle | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    of their ancestors and their culture was in them and he expressed the confidence that the youth would carry forward the torch of the struggle for Tibetan freedom Mr Tsundue said his most valuable gift to his parents would be to take them back to the land in Tibet where they were born He expressed wonder that despite the fact that there were over 300 Tibetan students in Mangalore many Indian youth who interacted with him did not know much about the Tibetan cause although the Tibetan youth mingled with the local youth and shared many things in social and culture life He wanted the Tibetan youth to play their effective role in propagating the Tibetan cause with the people of the region where they lived in Mr G Giridhar Prabhu National Secretary Indian Liberal Group while participating in the programme said there was a great need for building strong public opinion for the cause of Tibetan Independence and the public opinion should move the national government to take a firm stand on the issue Mr CA Kallianpur All India Co ordinator Friends of Tibet India speaking on â Why Tibet Matters to Indiaâ said it mattered a lot as Tibet is an immediate neighbour for India â Throughout histroy India has never had common borders with China It is only after Tibetâ s occpuation by China that we have had common borders and all the problems with China like the Sino Indian war of 1962 and the tremendous increase in defence expenditure Tibet has a very strategic location in the heart of Asia and its also the source of Asiaâ s major rivers It is for this reason that the Chinese have gone about methodically by first building the Aksai Chin highway in the 1950â s connecting Sinkiang to

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  • The Snow Lion Cries in Mangalore | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    is here to attend Tibet Cry of the Snow Lion the three day Tibetan festival The festival has been organised by the Tibetan Student s Association Mangalore in collaboration with Friends of Tibet India Mumbai was inaugurated by Dhrampal Negi Inspector General of Police IGP In his inaugural address Negi stressed the need for preservation of Tibetan culture especially by the younger generation He called upon Tibetans to consider India their own land The ongoing Chinese occupation has brought in heavy military presence and has been exploiting Tibet endangering the balance of the whole of Asia China s decision to build a railway line to Lhasa holds strategic military implications for India India has not reacted to these moves by China said CA Kallianpur All India Coordinator Friends of Tibet India He alleged that India should have been conscious of the danger but is completely indifferent The festival at Shanti Nilaya Hall Balmatta has much to offer The photo exhibition A Long Look Homewards portrays the life of the Tibetans before exile and their freedom struggle It will next be seen in Pune and Hyderabad A screening of films is scheduled for Tuesday Tibet Cry of the Snow Lion Escape

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  • Tibetans Urged To Preserve Culture | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    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 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

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  • Tibet Festival in Mangalore | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    s responsibility to contribute their part in creating the awareness of Tibetan issues he added The festival will also have Taste of Tibetan Dishes on the Wednesday where Tibetans dishes will be available The films which are going to be screened during the festival are as Tibet Cry of the Snow lion Ten years in the making this provocative documentary was filmed during a remarkable journey throughout Tibet India and Nepal Cry of the Snow lion brings audiences to the long forbidden Rooftop of the World with an unprecedented richness of imagery from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa to magnificent Himalayan peaks still traveled by nomad Yak caravans The secrets of Tibet s recent past are powerfully chronicled through riveting personal stories and interviews and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assemble in one film This will be screened at 11 am on Tuesday Escape from Tibet This documentary is about a group of young Tibetans escaping from Tibet into India from the torture persecution and oppression which they face daily in their own country Wind Horse A feature film set in the contemporary Tibet where the Tibetans are living with the Chinese since their occupation in 1950 Based on the true life story of a Tibetan woman who is torn apart between her aspirations in life as a singer in Karaoke bars Kundun by Martin Scorcese This film traces the incredible life story of the 14th Dalai Lama who had to take up the responsibilities of a breaking nation at the young age of 14 when Tibet was seeing the most difficult period of foreign occupation The boy Dalai Lama survived and today he is a symbol of world peace Photography Exhibition Long Look Homeward a collection of rare photographs of the

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