'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop
(May 26 - June 1, 2002. Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh)

Participants and trainers in front of the Martyr Pillar

Day One (Saturday. May 26, 2002): People had gathered at the community hall at the Tezu Tibetan settlement in Arunachal Pradesh. Friends of Tibet (INDIA)'s fourth workshop on 'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' was inaugurated by the Settlement Officer, Lhakpa Tsering la today. He welcomed the trainors and introduced the participants to us.

The total strength has now reached 38 with two more joining from Varanasi. The first session got shortened too fast. So now we are shifting the session to continue with the first. TT Karma Choephel la's talk on 'Mapping the Tibetan Freedom Struggle' ended at 10.45am. At 11am, a question and answer session was held based on the talk given by Karma Choephel la. Questions and comments were forthcoming.

TT Karma Choephel on 'Mapping the Tibetan Freedom Struggle'

In the afternoon session 'Knowing the Participants And Their Role in the Freedom Struggle', each one introduced their partner. Some were just reading out the name and the background of their partner.

Trainors and the participants went out to see the site where the 'Martyr Pillar' is to be built. We collected sand, stones and bricks. Evening, we screened the film Gandhi directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. Some non-participants also had came to see the film.

Q&A: A rare chance for the poeple at Tezu

DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6

List of Participants (Tezu): Sangay Dorjee, Sangay Lhanzom, Dorjee Khando, Bu Tsering, Jampal Tsantso, Sonam Chokyi, Dawa Dolma, Passang Lhamo, Chime Khando, Tenzin Lhakay, Tsultrim Tsomo, Tenzin Dolma, Lhawang Gonpo, Tenzin Deshek, Tenzin Chokey, Jampal Dorjee, Wangyal Nyima, Gyurmay, Thinley Dorjee, Dawa Dorjee, Thupten Choegyal, Tenzin Sangpo, Nwawang Gelek, Tenzin Kursel, Tenzin Dhondup and Tsering Dhondup.