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

5.30am: Kabsang la trainins the team

Day Two (Tuesday. May 28, 2002): The daily physical training under the instructor Kabsang la, a former Special Frontier Force (SFF) man saw lots of action and running. We sang the Tibetan National Anthem and the Uprising Song.

Karma Yeshi la spoke on 'Activism In The Tibetan Freedom Struggle' and was followed by a question and answer session. The second session began with the 'Martyr Pillar' construction near the Tezu Settlement Office. A tractor with a group of boys and girls went to collect the stones and sand from the nearby river while a group remained at the pillar site and made the base.

The pit was filled with a rock layer, a mud layer, again a rock layer and finally a mixture of sand pebble with cement. This is the base.

Afternoon session was used to explain the importance of 'Drama As A Means Of Expression'. Later two groups were formed and they discussed and planned a script and one group even reached the rehersal stage.

The session after the break was used to discuss people's responses to the film 'Gandhi'. The groups later did the rehersal for the drama in the evening. The drama will be presented on the fifth day of the workshop.

Work begins at the pillar site

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.