Taipei: Taiwan Tibetan Welfare Association and Tibetan Youth Association in Taiwan takes charge of campaigns for Tibetan National Uprising Day in Taiwan every year with Taiwanese NGOs’ assistance. However, the Tibetan community in Taiwan themselves, henceforth, decided to organise events on the tenth of March.
Hence, after several internal meetings, the Office of Tibet in Taipei, along with Geshe Lharampa Jamphel Khentse, Dr Dolma Tsering, and Tsering Tharchin (research student), took part in the live debate on various topics, such as the historical account of the Tibetan Uprising Day and Four commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for three hours on 1 March.
On the following day, the press conference was held with the presence of Tibet Support Group members, namely parliamentarian Hung Sun-han, Wang Wan Yu and Lin Ching-Yi, regarding the programmes on the Tibetan National Uprising Day. It was later reported in English and Chinese on numerous media, which ultimately helped publicise the peaceful march scheduled on 5 March.
Taiwan Tibetan Welfare Association and Tibetan Youth Association led the peace march from the centre of Taipei to commemorate the 63rd Tibetan Uprising Day on 5 March. The parade was joined by parliamentarians of Taiwan and Taipei, Uyghurs, Hong Kongers, Ukrainians, representatives of NGOs, Taiwanese and Tibetans raising Tibetan flags and banners with messages inscribed. Participants also staged a short play about the recent incident of Buddhist statues demolished in Drakgo to create awareness. Also, the Tibet Support Group members addressed the peace walk, one after another, during an hour and a half long march. Moreover, the Gangjong Publication either sold or distributed its books while merchandising the publication’s Solidarity with Tibet.
Apart from this, NGOs in Taiwan have invited the Office of Tibet’s representative to debate on 9 March about the political prisoners of Tibet. In addition, there is a campaign scheduled to be held inside the parliament of Taiwan, followed by a public talk at Ka-kha-ga-nga auditorium. Furthermore, the cycling campaign initiated by Chairperson of Human Rights Network for Tibet Tashi Tsering on 10 December of the last year to mark the 63rd Tibetan Uprising Day will conclude on 9 March.
-Report filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan