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

Tenzin Tsundue on 'An Activist's Insights'

Day Three (Wednesday. May 29, 2002): Early morning there was a weekly prayer at the settlement for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The morning exercise saw some new faces. Today's exercises were for the stomach. For jogging we went towards Camp no: 1. Later we departed for a shower and breakfast after singing the Uprising Song.

It was my session in the morning. I spoke on 'An Activist's Insights'. There were many questions too.

The afternoon session was for the screening of Hortsang Jigme's talk on 'Return To Tibet To Resolve The Issue', the third 'Heart-Of-The-Matter' Friends of Tibet (INDIA) organised in Dharamsala recently. There were not many people enjoying the idea of returning to Tibet. Some felt Hortsang Jigme is right. Today trainees had more to 'watch' than 'speak'. Next was the screening of the first part of the documentary 'A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-Violent Conflict' (Dir: Steve York).

Work at the 'Martyr Pillar' was happening well and the pillar was left for drying. So there was not much labour.

Pillar forming a shape on the third day

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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.