'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop
(June 23-28, 2002. Kalimpong, West Bengal)

Tenzin Tsedup la on 'Freedom Struggle Inside Tibet'

Day Two (Monday. June 24, 2002): Participant's list grew further to 21, not with new comers but with those who did not register yesterday. Some new faces came but they vanished as soon as they appeared.

We screened the film 'A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-Violent Conflict' (Dir: Steve York) and distributed Friends of Tibet posters. Reacting to yesterday's film 'Gandhi,' many said they did not understand as the film was in English. One monk even complained that the film was boring, long and actionless. He stressed on the lack of relationship between the Tibetans inside and those in exile. He urged the floor to work for more united action. Later, Tenzin Tsedup la spoke on 'Freedom Struggle Inside Tibet'. But during the question and answer session, Topgyal la, an ex-army man started talking and went on till 11am. He spoke on the need of unity and education. We made it clear that the participants need to be brief and as precise as possible giving others a chance.

Inspiration: Screening of the film 'Gandhi'

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List of Participants (Kalimpong): Lobsang Chodak, Lhundup Tsomo, Yankey Lhamo, Yeshi Dolma, Rinzin Wangmo, Passang Tsering, Sonam Tsering, Tenzin Younton, Yangten Gyatso, Jamyang Tsering, Wangyal, Sonam Nyendek, Sonam Tsering, Tsering Chokyal, Lobsang Jigme, Norzin Dolma, Tsering Dorjee, Sonam Bhutia, Tenzin Wangmo, Thopgyal, Tenzin Kumphel, Tashi Thondup and Lobsang Tarchien.